Professor Darzi is Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London and holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery. He is a Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Darzi also chairs the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative, is Co-Director of the NHS Digital Academy and previously served for seven years as a Non-Executive Director of NHS England and NHS Improvement. He is also Chair for the Pre-emptive Medicine and Health Security Initiative at Flagship Pioneering UK plc.

In recognition of his academic achievements, Professor Darzi has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is also a past president of the British Science Association.

In 2002, Professor Darzi was knighted for his services to medicine and surgery, and in 2007 he was introduced as Lord Darzi of Denham to the UK’s House of Lords as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health. He has been a member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council since 2009 and was awarded the Order of Merit in 2016.