Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw becomes member of Court of Regents at Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

07 September 2023 | News

The College has several active Regents and several Emeritus Regents

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson of Biocon and Biocon Biologics has been appointed as Regent of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSed), at a ceremony earlier this month.

The RCSed’s Court of Regents comprises a group of distinguished and accomplished individuals in their field who provide the College with advice and expertise. The concept of the RCSEd Court of Regents dates back to 1980, when College President at the time, Professor John Gillingham, noted the success of the Court in the Australasian College. Professor Gillingham discussed his idea for a Court of Regents with a Lord Kadoorie in Hong Kong, who agreed to become one of the first members. Initially ten members were elected, none of whom had medical backgrounds. Currently, the College has several active Regents and several Emeritus Regents.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is a prestigious Scottish medical association which was founded in 1505 by Royal Charter granted from King James IV. It is the oldest Surgical Colleges in the world with nearly 30,000 members in 100 countries, and about half of them are from overseas, touching every stage of career path from medical students to consultants.

The RCSed holds a rich history of promoting excellence in the field of surgery. It plays a pivotal role in training and certifying surgeons, ensuring the highest standards of surgical practice worldwide. With a global reach, it provides a platform for knowledge exchange, research collaboration, and professional development within the surgical community. 

Headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, the RCSEd has another location at Birmingham’s prestigious Colmore Row, UK. It also has an international office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, catering to its growing international membership.


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