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Christopher B-Lynch

Professor C B-Lynch (GORSL)

Alumni of Christ Church College (Oxford) and St Bartholomew Hospital medical college London

Currently Grand Officer of the Order of the Republic of Sierra Leone West Africa  2007

(British and Commonwealth Knighthood Equivalent)

Invitation guest lecturer Eton College Windsor Medical Career Choice conference 1994

Formally Professor (Visiting) Cranfield University Faculty of Health, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK

Formally Emeritus Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecological  Surgeon, Milton Keynes University Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust Oxford Deanery (Eng)

NHS Senior Consultant Merit Award Holder since 1997

Freeman and Apothecary of City of London 1983

Elected Fellow of The Association of Lawyers & Legal Advisors 1997

Elected Member of The Athenaeum of London 1997

Elected Honorary Doctorate, The Open University (D.Univ, Honoris Causa) 1997

Inaugurated Active Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts Class II – Medicine 2018

 

Christopher B-Lynch was a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecological Surgeon. He was educated at Oxford and St Bartholomew’s Medical College, London. He graduated in medicine from Bart’s in 1973. After various appointments at Bart’s, Paris and Oxford, he became chief assistant to the Queen’s gynaecologist at Bart’s from 1981 to 1983. In 1984 he was appointed Consultant to the Oxford region based at Milton Keynes General Hospital (NHS Trust).

 

Professor holds the United Kingdom record of being trained by four Knight Bachelors in his medical career as follows:

1. 1975:  House Officer in General Surgery trained by Sir Edward Tuckwell, The Queen’s General Surgeon St Bartholomew Hospital, London.

2. 1977:  Senior House Officer trained by Professor Sir Alexander Turnbull. Nuffield, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, John Radcliff Hospital Oxford University.

3. 1978 Junior Registrar, Department of Surgery Southampton General Hospital, trained by Professor Sir James Fraser, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

4. 1981 Senior Registrar and Chief Assistant, , trained by Sir Marcus Setchel, Gynaecologist to her Majesty the Queen, St Bartholomew Hospital, London.

 

Due acknowledgement is made to the following consultants trainers in various hospitals in the UK.

  1. Mr Martin Birstingl (General Surgery BARTS Hospital London)
  2. Mr William Shand (General Surgery BARTS Hospital London)
  3. Sir John Charlstry (General Surgery BARTS Hospital London)
  4. Mr David Williams (Obstetrics and Gynaecology BARTS Hospital London)
  5. Mr Christopher Hudson (Obstetrics and Gynaecology BARTS Hospital London)
  6. Mr John Sheppard (Cancer Obstetrics and Gynaecology BARTS Hospital London)
  7. Mr Donald Frazer (Obstetrics and Gynaecology BARTS Hospital London)
  8. Mr Gordon Bourne (Obstetrics and Gynaecology BARTS Hospital London)
  9. Mr Christopher Smart (Urology Southampton University Hospital)
  10. Mr Tony Chant (Vascular Surgery Southampton University Hospital)
  11. Mr Arthur Williams (Infertility Obstetrics and Gynaecology John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford)
  12. Mr. Edward Cope (Obstetrics and Gynaecology John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford)
  13. Mr Douglas Ellis (Infertility Obstetrics and Gynaecology John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford)

In 1997 he published a description of the B-Lynch Brace suture for post partum haemorrhage. This novel and life saving surgical technique has since been applied around the world and has been a major contribution to improving maternity care. His other main interests include complex gynaecological surgical procedures, gynaecological oncology, minimal access surgery and medico-legal issues.

 1984-2010:  Appointed Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecological Surgeon to the Oxford Deanery based at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

1997:  Invented the B-Lynch Suture for Post Partum Haemorrhage control and nominated for Noble Prize in 2016. B-Lynch Suture Technique was reported to have saved over 2 million lives worldwide in maternity care since its invention.

 Currently Professor B-Lynch is retired from all clinical practice but performs invitation lectures and workshop for his invented technique.

 Honours and Award

  1. NHS UK Merit Award holder since 2008.
  2. Grand Officer of the Order of the Republic of Sierra Leone West Africa since 2007.
  3. Livery and Freeman of City of London UK since 1983.
  4. Elected member of the Athenaeum of London UK since 1997.
  5. Elected member of the European Academy of Sciences & Arts Salzburg, Austria 

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