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Mr Lawrence Okiror is a Consultant Thoracic and Robotic Surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. He also sees private patients at the Lister Hospital and London Bridge Hospital. He completed his medical degree at Makerere University, Uganda in 2004, later moving to the UK and receiving his Membership with the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2009. Mr Okiror completed his specialist training in cardiothoracic surgery in centres across London and the West Midlands, including at Guy's Hospital and The Royal Brompton Hospital. He became a Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2018.
In his current clinical practice, Mr Okiror offers a full range of surgical services to treat various thoracic conditions. He specialises mainly in both minimally-invasive surgery and robotic-assisted surgery. At his NHS Trust he is the Clinical Lead for the Advanced Emphysema Surgical Service, treating patients with symptoms of breathlessness through both bronchoscopy and minimally-invasive surgery. He also leads the central airways service, working closely with his team to treat patients with complex windpipe disorders, both benign and malignant.
Alongside his clinical work, Mr Okiror actively teaches and trains medical students at King's College London, as well as trainee doctors and work experience students. He is a member of the Board of the Royal College of Surgeons, using his expertise to advise the board on advancing surgical techniques in thoracic surgery, particularly in robotic surgery. He is also passionate about improving patient outcomes in resource-constrained countries in Africa and Asia through establishing links to surgical centres.
As a researcher, Mr Okiror has published over 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals on various topics in general thoracic surgery. He has also authored several chapters in key textbooks in thoracic surgery. He has received several awards for his work and currently has research interests in surgery for advanced emphysema, lung cancer, complex airway diseases and mesothelioma.
MBChB - Makerere University, Uganda in 2004
MRCS - Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK in 2009
FRCS-CTh - Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK in 2018
FRCSEd-CTh - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK in 2018