New professors recognised for outstanding clinical and research careers

31 October 2023

Three NCA colleagues have been awarded MAHSC (Manchester Academic Health Science Centre) Honorary Clinical Chairs in recognition of their outstanding clinical and research careers. They are Daniel Horner, Consultant in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (right); he is a clinical academic with expertise in thrombosis/anticoagulation and a previous Professor of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Nicholas Lees, Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon (centre); he is leading a large multidisciplinary team and he has developed an international reputation for outstanding clinical outcomes in high-risk colorectal surgical patients. Smeeta Sinha, Consultant Nephrologist (left); she is the NHS England National Clinical Director for Renal Medicine and the NHS England Clinical Lead for the Renal Services Transformation Programme.

Professor Phil Kalra, NCA’s Director of Research and Innovation, said: “I am delighted to see more NCA colleagues recognised for their clinical expertise and commitment to research and education. A key element of our Research and Innovation strategy is to strengthen the academic focus in all clinical teams, which will support our aim to be an international leader of research, innovation and health improvement across key specialist services. I hope these awards will encourage more colleagues to pursue academic careers and contribute their ideas and experience to support innovation for patient benefit.”

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