Henry Marsh will speak during the General Scientific Session on Wednesday, October 20. Join him for a meet and greet in the CNS Xperience Lounge immediately following his lecture.
Henry Marsh is one of the UK’s most eminent neurosurgeons. After graduating cum laude in politics, philosophy, and economics at the University of Oxford, he studied medicine in London, graduating with honors in 1973. He subsequently trained as a neurosurgeon.
Dr. Marsh’s work has been the subject of two major BBC documentaries: “Your Life in Their Hands” in 2003 and “The English Surgeon” in 2009 about his work in Ukraine over the last 29 years, which has won many awards including an Emmy. It was described in The New York Times as "enthralling, astonishing ... agonizingly human," and in the London Times as “the most moving and honest film about surgery I have ever seen.”
His first memoir, “Do No Harm,” has been an international best seller with 37 foreign editions and translations. The book was short-listed for eight major UK literary prizes and won both the Sky Arts South Bank Show 2015 Award for Literature and the PEN Ackerley Prize. In December 2015, a major profile about Marsh and his work in Albania by Karl Ove Knausgaard—with photographs by the award-winning Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin—appeared in The New York Times magazine. In 2017, he published a second book, “Admissions,” which became a Sunday Times No. 1 best seller in the UK.
Dr. Marsh was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by HM the Queen in 2010. He retired from the UK’s National Health Service in 2019.