The Rt. Hon. Professor the Lord Kakkar PC is Professor of Surgery, University College London; Chairman of University College London Partners Academic Health Science Partnership; and Director of the Thrombosis Research Institute.
Lord Kakkar completed his medical degree at King’s College Hospital Medical School and received his PhD from Imperial College London. He has been a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons since 1992 and an Honorary Fellow of Harris Manchester College since 2010. His research interests include the prevention and treatment of venous and arterial thromboembolic disease and cancer associated thrombosis.
His work has made an important contribution to evaluating the potential role of antithrombotic therapy in the management of cancer patients, and he has been involved in the phase II and clinical phase III studies of non-warfarin oral anticoagulants. His most recent awards include James IV Association of Surgeons Travelling Fellow 2006 and Wellcome Memorial Lecture, Royal Society of Medicine 2009.
Lord Kakkar was created a Life Peer in 2010 and sits on the cross benches of the House of Lords. He is Chairman of the House of Lords Appointments Commission and UK Business Ambassador for Healthcare and Life Sciences, and was appointed a member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council in December 2014.