Recognizing the extraordinary life of Sir Peter Morris, former president of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
We are greatly saddened to learn of the death of Sir Peter Morris, AC, FRS, FRCS, former president of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Sir Peter died peacefully of metastatic colon cancer on Saturday, October 29 at the age of 88.
“He was an incredible presence in the world of surgery,” says Dr. Richard Reznick, FRCSC, president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. “His legacy is one that will not soon be forgotten.”
“Sir Peter Morris was a visionary and pioneer in transplantation. His work was foundational for all transplant recipients, and we will be forever grateful,” recalls Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce, CEO of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Sir Peter led a long and decorated career. Some of his most notable accomplishments include serving as Nuffield professor of surgery at the University of Oxford between 1974 and 2001, which included establishing an internationally renowned research program in transplant immunology and setting up an academic department of vascular surgery.
In 2001, he was elected as the President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, where he energetically served from 2001 to 2004. He was also Chairman of the RCS England Research Board, playing a pivotal role in the implementation of the Research Fellowship Scheme.