Professor Kokila Lakhoo

Consultant paediatric surgeon at the Children’s Hospital in Oxford and the University of Oxford

Professor Kokila Lakhoo is an honorary professor at University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa and Muhimbili University, Tanzania. She is director of a global surgery course for Oxford University and represents Oxford University for children’s global surgery matters. She is the chair of the international forum for the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons and is personally developing paediatric surgery through a link in Tanzania, and South Africa. She is the president of Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS: www.globalchildrenssurgery.org) that has followed on from the Lancet Commission on global surgery. She is editor of 4 books including a recent joint venture with her African colleague as editor to a text book namely "Paediatric Surgery: a comprehensive text for Africa"(publisher global- help publishers).She has to date contributed to over 85 chapters to paediatric surgical text books and has over 300 peer reviewed publications.