Professor Chris Imray, PhD, DiMM, FRCS, FRCP, FRGS
Chris is a consultant Vascular and Renal Transplant Surgeon at UHCW NHS Trust, Coventry, UK and is an Honorary Professor at Warwick Medical School, Exeter University and Coventry University. He started climbing at school and has continued to travel the world to fulfill this passion. He has climbed as far afield as the sea cliffs of Cornwall to the volcanoes of Chile. His altitude research began with the Birmingham Medical Research Expeditionary Society, and it has continued with the Caudwell Xtreme Everest Research Group. He summited both Cho Oyu (8201m) and Everest (8550m) with the Xtreme Everest group and has the dubious distinction of having the second lowest arterial gases ever recorded in an adult (at 8,400m). He is a member of the Alpine and Climbers Club, is the Chair of the Royal Geographical Society’s Medical Cell and sits on the Mount Everest Screening Committee.
He is an acknowledged world expert in frostbite and non-freezing cold injuries and runs the UK internet telemedicine frostbite service for the British Mountaineering Council. He is one of the authors of the BMJ Book of the Year Award for 2016 ' The Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine.
In addition, he has climbed six of the Seven Summits and is raising money for the Circulation Foundation