Masters of the Bench
The Rt Hon Professor the Lord Ajay Kakkar PC
Full Title: The Rt Hon Professor the Lord Ajay Kakkar PCCategory: Honorary Benchers
Bench Call Date: 16.7.2019
Rt Hon Professor the Lord Ajay Kakkar PC BSc MBBS PhD FRCS FRCP 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. His research interests include the prevention and treatment of venous and arterial thromboembolic disease and cancer associated thrombosis.
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 Judicial Appointments Commission (2016-) and the Health Honours Committee (2013-), was previously Chairman of the House of Lords Appointments Commission (2013-2018) and was appointed a member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council in 2014.