Surgical Education Leadership and the Role of the Academy

  • Peter Gogalniceanu
  • Margaret Hay
  • Nizam Mamode
Part of the Innovation and Change in Professional Education book series (ICPE, volume 17)


Leadership and education are similar in that they are both transformative processes that facilitate growth, foster collaborations and increase scientific knowledge, innovation and enterprise. Surgical academia poses increasingly greater challenges that are often outside the remit of regular professional training. Nevertheless, academy itself is a key modality of growth that informs the development of leaders and educators. This review highlights some key principles of effective surgical education and leadership and their relationship to academy.


Surgical education Leadership Academia Research Performance Quality Urgency Vision Strategy Tactics Nobility of purpose 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Gogalniceanu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Margaret Hay
    • 3
  • Nizam Mamode
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of TransplantationGuy’s Hospital, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK
  2. 2.King’s College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Monash Institute for Health and Clinical EducationMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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