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Professor Peter Abrahams

Job Title
Professor of Clinical Anatomy
Warwick Medical School - Education and Development
07703 498553
Research Interests

Clinical Anatomy in all it's aspects but especially with relationship to surgical and radiological specialities and practical procedures in General Practice.Anatomical Director West Midlands Surgical Training Centre UHCW.


Trained in London as a doctor after being VSO teacher in Borneo/Side-tracked into anatomy after writing "Clinical Anatomy of Practical Procedures" in 1973. Fulbright Scholar (1975-76) Iowa City /Clinical Anatomist at UCL for 15 years and taught anatomy at Slade School of Fine Art for 10 years. The Clinical Anatomist at University of Cambridge / Professor (now "emeritus") of Clinical Anatomy @ Warwick Medical School. Life Fellow, Girton College, Cambridge and NHS, Family Practitioner in Brent, London for 45 years.

At present Visiting Prof. LKC School of Medicine, NTU, Singapore. IAMS prize for "Interactive Skeleton" CD-ROM (1993) / The Richard Asher Prize of the Royal Society of Medicine, London for best new medical text book (2005). Books now include Abrahams and McMinn "Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy" now in its 8th edition - which won the BMA book award (2008) ,Weir and Abrahams "Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy" now in 5th edition, Gray's Anatomy Review, 2nd Edition, and Bailey and Love's "Essential Clinical Anatomy" as well as 30 other books, CDs, DVDs, Apps in over 90 language editions. American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA) recognized his contributions as its "Honoured Member" "for authorship of anatomical textbooks and electronic resources in many languages worldwide". Farquharson Award (2015) from RCSED for contribution to Surgical Anatomy worldwide. Examiner for FRCS & MRCS for over 38 years. WATE award -Warwick Teaching and UK National Teaching Fellow- FHEA 2014 / Lettsom Medal of Med. Soc. London (2018). Set up the West Midlands Surgical Training Centre (WMSTC) - a cadaver operative suite and teaching centre for international health professionals - Consultant to the Buckingham Palace Exhibition "Leonardo - Anatomist " and Co-curator to the "Mechanics of Man" Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition at Holyroode Palace for the Edinburgh Festival 2013.

Since 2014 has been anatomical consultant to Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and advisor to the Director of the Uffizi, on the anatomy of renaissance statues in Florence. Lecturing worldwide e.g. Singapore National Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians UK and numerous universities in USA, Africa and S. E. Asia as well as plenary lecturer at all major Clinical Anatomy Associations and Max Brodel Lecture of Association of Medical Illustrators (USA). The interface between art and anatomy science education has led to my presenting at numerous medical education conferences i.e. ASME, IFFA, and Transform MedEd Singapore 2018/ Imperial college 2020 and to a chapter contribution in "Michelangelo - Sculptor in Bronze" Has set up and funded "The Abrahams -Goh scholarship"- for medical student elective exchange between UNIMAS Sarawak and WMS .