David Rowley MCh (Orth) Award 2014-2015
Dr Calvin Mathias was presented with the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery’s ‘David Rowley Presentation Skills Award’ from Professor Rami Abboud. This prize is awarded annually to the Master of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery (MCh Orth) degree student who has best presented their research, orally and visually.
Calvin was also this year’s winner of the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery’s ‘Ian Smillie Class Award of Distinction’. This prestigious prize is awarded annually to the Master of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery (MCh Orth) degree student who has attained the highest overall mark for the year.
"Calvin was an exemplary student throughout the year, focussed, committed and highly diligent. I am sure that if he is given the opportunity he will go far in his career" stated Professor Abboud.
Professor David Rowley, who the award is named after, began his medical studies at Aberdeen University in 1969 and was a lecturer at the University of Sheffield and a senior lecturer at the University of Manchester before taking up a post at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in 1988 as Professor of the University Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery until relinquishing his chair and his post at the university in 2008. Professor Rowley served as Director of Education for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and was also visiting professor of surgical education at the University of Edinburgh from 2004 until 2009. He has gained many distinctions during his career, including the Gold College Medal and Syme’s Medal, both awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He also served abroad as a war surgeon for the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Sudan and Afghanistan. After 40 years Professor Rowley retired from offering clinical advice in 2014.