Bengaluru, Sep 7, 2023:
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson of Biocon Ltd. and Biocon Biologics Ltd., has been appointed as Regent of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSed), at a ceremony earlier this month.
On being appointed as the latest member to the College’s Court of Regents, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said: “I am humbled and deeply honoured to be appointed Regent of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. As the oldest surgical college in the world with just under 30,000 members in 100 countries, the RCSed has been championing the highest standards of surgical and dental practice by providing high quality medical education. I look forward to contributing to the College’s mission and advancing the frontiers of surgical excellence.”
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.
The RCSed is not only a symbol of tradition but also a beacon of innovation, embracing cutting-edge technologies and techniques to enhance patient care and surgical outcomes. Its commitment to advancing surgical knowledge and fostering the next generation of surgeons makes it an invaluable institution in the realm of medical science and healthcare.
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.