There are over 13,000 consultant surgeons in the UK; 121 consultant paediatric surgeons; six paediatric hepatobiliary surgeons, two of whom are also transplant surgeons and only one of them is a woman!
John Atwell died at the age of 87 years on 14th December 2016.
This is the first in a series of articles about BAPS members, each showing a different aspect to the paediatric surgeon. Many thanks to Paul Charlesworth for giving us such an impressive start. Do get in touch if you would like to nominate a colleague or step up to the plate yourself.