Recognizing the passing of former Royal College of Surgeons of England President, Dame Clare Marx
We note with great sadness the passing of Dame Clare Marx, CBE, DL, MBBS, PRCS, former president of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Dame Clare died on November 27, 2022, at age 68. She had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2021.
Dame Clare received her medical training at University College London and specialized in Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery.
With a strong reputation as a leader and mentor, she became the first woman to serve as president of both the British Orthopaedic Association and, in 2014, The Royal College of Surgeons of England. She was also the first woman to chair the UK’s General Medical Council. She resigned from the General Medical Council following her diagnosis last year.
The Royal College extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and former colleagues of Dame Clare.