Khai Lam, London Orthopaedic Surgeon, awarded Medaille D'Or

Khai Lam, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and London Bridge Hospital was the first U.K. recipient of the Gold 'La Medaille d'Honneur' from L'Etiole Europeenne du Devouement Civil et Militaire. The award, which was presented by Mdm Anh-Dao Traxel, President of EEDCM and daughter to President Jacques Chirac, was given in recognition of Mr Lam's work in helping children with serious spinal conditions, treating aircraft ejectee pilots with spinal injuries, and his work in developing novel spinal implants and technologies.

Mr Lam accepted the prestigious award on behalf of the staff: “I am deeply honoured and  extremely grateful that my work has been recognised in this way by the EEDCM. I have accepted this award on behalf of the Guy's and St Thomas' Trust, my colleagues and patients that I have treated. This award will inspire us to continue with all our good work at the hospital''. See the press release.