Norman S Williams
Consultant colorectal surgeon Professor Norman Williams became President of The Royal College of Surgeons of England in July 2011. He is Professor of Surgery and Director of Innovation at the Academic Surgical Unit. His main clinical interests are sphincter preservation and reconstructive surgery, and his scientific interests are concentrated on GI motility and anorectal physiology. Prior to being elected as President of the RCSEng, he was President of the Society of Academic & Research Surgery and President of the national patient charity, The Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Support Group. Professor Williams has also been Chairman of the UKCCCR committee on Colorectal Cancer, President of European Digestive Surgery, and President of The International Surgical Group and Vice Chairman of The British Journal of Surgery. He has won the Patey Prize of the SRS(1978), The Moynihan Fellowship of the ASGBI (1985), The Nessim Habif Prize (University of Geneva) and the Galen Medical of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries (2001)
Professor Williams is joint editor of Bailey and Love’s Short Practice of Surgery, co-author of Surgery of the Anus, Rectum and Colon and is a trustee of Bowel & Cancer Research. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of The American Surgical Association, and in 2011 gave the prestigious Hunterian Oration at the College and was awarded the Cutlers’ Surgical Prize.