Academic Lecture by Dr Gabriele De Luca – ‘Sir Hugh Cairns: Pioneering Neurosurgeon’ – 31 May, 6.30pm
Join us for an academic lecture by Dr Gabriele De Luca, Associate Professor and Director of Neurosciences Undergraduate Education, at 6.30pm, Maplethorpe Hall. Refreshments will be served after the lecture.
St Hugh’s College, Oxford was converted to a Military Hospital for Head Injuries for the duration of the Second World War. Sir Hugh Cairns, Consultant Neurosurgeon to the British Army, established his headquarters here in 1939. By the end of the war, his pioneering work had helped over 13,000 military services patients, as well as informing the work of the Mobile Neurosurgical Units which operated on the field of battle. No visible reminder of its former role remains at St Hugh’s today, but the work carried out here had an important effect on the future of neurological practice.
Dr. Gabriele De Luca is a clinician-scientist in Clinical Neurology at the University of Oxford. He completed his neurology training at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA, where he was Chief Resident and an Assistant Professor of Neurology. During his time at Mayo Clinic, he won several clinical awards including the Robert J. Filberg Fellowship, an award given to the top Canadian trainee at Mayo Clinic, and the Henry W. Woltman Award, a prize given to the top resident/fellow for clinical excellence in Neurology at Mayo Clinic. On completion of his Neurology training, he returned to Oxford, supported by the prestigious AANF/CMSC John F. Kurtzke Clinician-Scientist Development Award. His research work has resulted in numerous publications, awards, and invited platforms both nationally and internationally.