Dr Sami Sadek. “Born in Cairo in 1951, I graduated from Medical School in Cairo with Honours in 1974. I came to Britain with my wife and family in 1980 to further my surgical training. I became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a PhD (University of Dundee) in 1982. My first consultant appointment was Senior Lecturer in the University of Leeds (1990) specialising in Liver and Kidney Transplantation as well as General Surgery. In 1995 I moved to Portsmouth as Head of Renal Transplant, and built up the living donor programme while supervising several MD theses produced by my research fellows. I continued with major cancer surgery, and developed a major interest in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, introducing new laparoscopic procedures to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. I retired in 2014, but still work as a part time consultant in General Surgery, which frees my time for my special interests. These include Egyptology, the care of my marine coral reef tank, listening to music (I am a hi-fi enthusiast), and my greenhouse.