Our Patron

Harold Ellis CBE FRCS

Harold Ellis CBE FRCS

King’s College London Anatomy Society are privileged to introduce Professor Harold Ellis as our patron.

We invited Professor Ellis in recognition of his consistent and longstanding excellence in educating medical and dental undergraduates at the university.  As a preface to being a renowned educator he had an illustrious surgical career spanning fifty years, holding a string of notable positions.  An academic and surgical giant, Professor Ellis serves as an inspiration for aspiring doctors and dentists.

Career in brief

  • Professor in the Department of Anatomy & Human Sciences at the King’s College London School of Medicine – current appointment
  • Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the University of London
  • Professor of Anatomy, University of Cambridge
  • President of the British Association of Surgical Oncology
  • Vice-President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Vice-President of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Foundation chair of surgery at the Westminster Hospital
  • Senior Lecturer in the University of London
  • Surgical registrar in London, Sheffield and Oxford
  • Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps
  • Alma mater University of Oxford


  • Clinical Anatomy; applied anatomy for students and junior doctors
  • Lecture notes on general surgery
  • Cambridge illustrated history of surgery
  • Operations that made history
  • French’s Index of Differential Diagnosis: An A-Z
  • Human Sectional Anatomy: Pocket Atlas of Body Sections, CT and MRI Images
  • Pocket Diagnosis in General Surgery
  • Anatomy for Anaesthetists