David Mee FRCS gave the most interesting and inspiring talk on 2nd May, entitled ‘Reflections of a Transplant Surgeon.’ After graduating from Otago University in 1964, he was instrumental in setting up the Transplant Unit at Waikato Hospital in the very early days of transplant surgery.
He also came to England, with his family, to do further study and was at Cambridge and Addenbrookes Hospital. Later in his career he was Consultant Surgeon at Hammersmith and Northwick Park Hospitals and a Consultant and Transplant Surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital.
Davis spoke of the many inspirational doctors he met in the early days who worked so hard to overcome the problems of organ transplantation. It was so interesting to hear of the many hurdles that had to be overcome to allow the successes in transplant surgery we have today. Everyone was fascinated by David’s account and he took many questions from the audience.