Lord Darzi holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London. He is an Honorary Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust and the Royal Marsden Hospital, and holds the Chair of Surgery at the Institute of Cancer Research. In October 2010, he was appointed as Chairman for the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College. In 2012, he took up the role of Chair, Imperial College Health Partners.
He was knighted for his services in medicine and surgery in 2002; in 2007 he was introduced to the United Kingdom’s House of Lords and appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health. He relinquished this role in July 2009 when he was appointed the United Kingdom’s Global Ambassador for Health and Life Sciences, a role reconfirmed in 2010 by Prime Minister David Cameron. He was appointed as a member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council in June 2009. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.