Professor Emeritus and Trauma Director
Milpark Trauma Center, Dept. of Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand
BSc (Hons) (Aerospace Medicine), MB.BCh., FACS(Hon), FRCS., FRCS(Edin), FRCPS(Glasg),, FCS(SA)
Professor Ken Boffard is a Sub-specialist in Trauma Surgery and Trauma Critical Care. He is Trauma Director and Academic Head at Milpark Hospital Academic Trauma Center, and Professor Emeritus, in Surgery of the University of the Witwatersrand. He was previously Head of the Department of Surgery at Johannesburg Hospital.
He qualified in Johannesburg and trained in Surgery at the Birmingham Accident Hospital and Guy’s Hospital in London. He has Honorary Fellowships from the Japan Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the American College of Surgeons, The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand, and Honorary Membership of the German Society for Surgery. He has recently been awarded membership of the Academy of Master Surgical Educators of the American College of Surgeons.
He is Secretary General and Past President of the International Society of Surgery (ISS) in Switzerland, and a Past President of the International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC).
He is a Colonel at the School for Military Health Training of the South African Military Health Service
His interests include trauma resuscitation, intensive care, planning of Trauma Systems, Aviation Medicine (he is a licensed fixed wing and helicopter pilot) and scuba diving. His research interests include coagulation, haemostasis and education.
Monday, September 14, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM