Aussie doctor president-elect of the British Medical Association

June 27, 2009 by Henry Benjamin
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Sir Michael Marmot has been declared President-Elect of the prestigious British Medical Association.

Sir Michael Marmot

Sir Michael Marmot

The 64-yr-old Sydney-educated professor has been living in the United Kingdom since 1973 where he has made an enormous contribution to the field of medicine.

Educated at Bellevue Hill Primary School and Sydney Boys’ High, Marmot attained his medical degree at Sydney University and a PhD at Berkley University in California.

He was knighted in 2000 in recognition of his services to medical research. In 2004 , he was awarded the Balzan Prize for work in the field of Epidemiology. The Balzan Prize is awarded for meritorious initiatives in the cause of humanity, peace and brotherhood. Mother Theresa was a former recipient and this year’s winners incude Australian research doctor  Ian Fraser for preventative medicine.

His high-standing in the medical world has introduced Marmot to the top levels in the land including a recent dinner engagement with Prince Charles.

Marmot lives in Hampstead with his wife Alexi. They have three children.

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