Professor Chuka Nwokolo recognised with a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list

We are very proud to share the news that Professor Chuka Nwokolo, Consultant Gastroenterologist, has been recognised as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

 

Professor Nwokolo, who specialises in stomach and bowel diseases, has been awarded the CBE in honour of his services to the NHS and medical research.

 

He said: "I am still trying to digest the news but obviously I am hugely proud to receive such an honour. The award isn’t just for me; it is recognition for my colleagues, for the Trust and for all of the NHS staff who try to go above and beyond to support their patients.”

 

Professor Nwokolo, who is also the Treasurer of the Royal College of Physicians, joined the Trust in 1990 as a Senior Registrar and became a Consultant in 1994.

 

He recalls there only being two Endoscopy rooms when he first joined and around 1,000 procedures per year. This now stands at five rooms (including one at the Hospital of St Cross) and 15,000 procedures.

 

Professor Nwokolo has also written over 100 papers and is proud of the role he has played in promoting the value of research across the Trust.

 

He added: “I like to think that the CBE is a celebration of a collective team effort. I have worked with some wonderful team members – past and present – and they all deserve recognition too.”

 

Professor Kiran Patel, Chief Medical Officer, has congratulated Professor Nwokolo on his honour.

 

He said: “Everybody at the Trust is absolutely delighted for Professor Nwokolo.

 

“His research, dedication and expertise have made a huge difference to the lives of so many people across Coventry and Warwickshire.

 

“This CBE is fitting recognition of his work.”

 

Well done Chuka, we are incredibly proud of you.


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