W.H. Isbister Lecture


W.H. Isbister Lecture

 In 2009, the organizing committee decided to honor Prof. William Hugh Isbister with a Keynote lecture due to his leadership in establishing colorectal surgery as a specialty in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and his pivotal role in training a whole generation of Saudi colorectal surgeons. Physicians, Scientists and Surgeons were invited to deliver the lecture. Each had a major impact in the field of Colorectal Diseases and its science.

 

  • Born in Manchester on 7/4/1934      
  • Educated at Kingsmoor School, Glossop, Derbyshire
  • MB ChB (VUMan) 1958, MD (VUMan) 1964, FRCS (Edin) 1966, FRACS 1975
  • HS / HP, Manchester Royal Infirmary 1958 - 1959
  • Demonstrator in Anatomy, University of Manchester 1959 - 1961
  • Geigy Research Fellow in Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary 1961 - 1962
  • Rotating SHO in Surgery, including Casualty, Manchester Royal Infirmary 1962 - 1963
  • Clinical Assistant in Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary 1963 - 1964
  • RSO, Park Hospital, Davyhulme 1965 - 1967
  • Senior Surgical Registrar to the Manchester Regional Hospital Board, Salford Royal Hospital and the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (Mr T Stewart Heslop) 1967 - 1969
  • Research Fellow in Surgery and John M Wilson Memorial Scholar, Cleveland Clinic Foundation 1969 - 1970 (Drs. G Crile Jr and Rupert Turnbull Jr)
  • Senior Surgical Registrar to the Manchester Regional Hospital Board, Professorial Surgical Unit, Manchester Royal Infirmary (Professors A M Boyd and I E Gillespie) 1970 - 1971
  • Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Queensland, Brisbane 1872 - 1975 (Professor W Burnett)
  • Foundation Professor of Surgery and Chairman, University Department of Surgery, Wellington School of Medicine 1975 – 1990
  • Deputy Dean, Wellington School of Medicine 1985 – 1989
  • Senior Specialist Colorectal Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1975 – 1990
  • Chairman, Department of Surgery, Wellington Hospital 1981 - 1988 and 1989 – 1990
  • Chairman, Department of Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 1990 – 1998
  • Senior Distinguished Consultant, Department of Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 1998 - 2001
  • Senior Specialist Colorectal Surgeon, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 1990 - 2001