Mahiben MaruthappuNovember 16th, 2011 by Sandbox
|Director, the World Surgical Association
Kennedy Scholar, Harvard University
Mahiben studied preclinical medicine at Cambridge University. He graduated with a Triple First Class and was a member of the Varsity 100. He then read clinical medicine at Oxford University, where he was the youngest appointed Teaching Scholar.
He is currently studying Global Health at Harvard University on a Kennedy Scholarship. In addition, Mahiben is conducting multinational collaborative research at Harvard’s Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH), focusing on surgical performance. He is also working closely with the world-leading Face Transplantation team at Harvard. He has over 20 academic awards over 15 peer-reviewed publications and has presented his work in the USA, Europe and South America, at venues including the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has a strong interest in education, publishing “Oxbridge Medicine: The Applicant’s Guide” in 2010 and is currently writing his second book on succeeding in medical school.
Mahiben has founded five philanthropic organisations, coordinating in excess of 120 medically-themed events. He is past president of the Hugh Cairns Surgical Foundation, Chairman and Founder of the United Kingdom Medical Students Association and has established an NGO that aims to improve surgical care in developing countries: the World Surgical Association. He is currently collaborating directly with Dr Thomas Zeltner (former Vice-Chair of the WHO and Swiss Secretary of Health) to tackle global health challenges internationally.
Mahiben has been identified as a FreshMinds ‘Ones to Watch’, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), Member of the Royal Society for Public Health (MRSPH) and International Associate of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). In his spare time he enjoys boxing and travelling.