We’re delighted and proud to announce that a much-loved member of our Team BWC, Professor Arri Coomarasamy, has been awarded an OBE by His Majesty the King in recognition of his work in helping women and families through his research.
Prof. Coomarasamy, who works at our Women’s Hospital, has led ground-breaking pieces of work in miscarriage and severe bleeding during childbirth that have had a global impact.
Alongside his role as a Gynaecology Consultant at our Trust, Prof. Coomarasamy is also Professor of Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine at the University of Birmingham, Director of the Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research, Joint Director of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Global Women’s Health and founding trustee of Ammalife, a UK-registered charity with a global mission of reducing maternal deaths in low-income countries.
Additionally, Prof Coomarasamy is passionate about mentoring junior doctors and researchers, and several of his trainees have become outstanding clinicians and researchers.
His dedication and passion for improving things for people across the world has been recognised with this prestigious award announced as part of King Charles III Birthday honours announcement on Friday 16 June.
Prof. Coomarasamy said: “This is a recognition for the powerful work our research teams do in tackling miscarriage and childbirth-related deaths.
“Every two minutes, a mother dies during childbirth somewhere in the world. The impact of our research can be a matter of life and death for mothers and their children. I am delighted that maternal and child health are being celebrated.”
Dr Fiona Reynolds, Chief Medical Officer, said: “We're incredibly proud of Arri for the positive impact he has had on the lives of women and families across the globe in dire need of support.
“Not only has he had a positive impact upon his patients globally; he continues to inspire us all at BWC. Thank you, for your ambition, bravery and compassion.”