Richard Villar: Winged Scalpel – A Surgeon at the Frontline of Disaster

The next Marlburian Monday talk, entitled “Winged Scalpel – A Surgeon at the Frontline of Disaster” will be given by Richard Villar (PR 1966-71) on Monday 20th April at 8pm. Richard is an emergency response surgeon. He served as an SAS Medical Officer, operating in the field on soldiers and civilians alike. He is now a leading orthopaedic surgeon, a member of the Disaster Emergency Response Team, a war surgeon in Lebanon and Gaza with the International Committee of the Red Cross, and he is presently assisting with the Covid-19 response in London. Richard will talk about the difficulties and dangers of providing medical aid to disaster areas and war zones, including the earthquakes in Kashmir, Haiti, Java and the Philippines, as well as the civil war in Libya.