Prof. Peter Abrahams



Trained in London as a physician (MD) after Peace Corps (VSO), teaching geography in the jungles of Sarawak, Borneo. Intended to become a surgeon but was side-tracked into anatomy after writing "Clinical Anatomy of Practical Procedures" in 1973. This led to a British Fulbright Scholarship (1975-76) to Universityof Iowa Medical School, Iowa City, USA


Clinical Anatomist at University College, London (UCL) for 15 years and then held the Clinical Anatomist post at The University of Cambridge (UK)  succeeding Prof.Harold Ellis before moving to the new Chair of Clinical Anatomy at Warwick Post-Graduate  Medical School in 2006.


Life Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge after 15 years supervising anatomy teaching in Cambridge University.  I also still do an occasional clinic in "real metropolitan, inner city medicine" as an NHS, General Practitioner in London.


Top teaching award (WATE) in first year at Warwick University and in 2011 won the UK National Teaching Fellowship from HEA -and in the same year made a FHEA (Fellow of Higher Education Academy)

Received an educational grant of £ 1.5 million from SHA to set up the West Midlands Surgical Training Centre - a cadaver operative suite and plastinate teaching centre for all international health professionals.(2007)


Art history is a serious hobby of 30 years standing. For a decade taught at the Slade School of Fine Art (UCL) - a course “Anatomy for Artists” which still runs tothis veryday in the university of London @ The Slade.

Was  consultant  to the  Buckingham Palace  Exhibition  summer Olympics -  “Leonardo- Anatomist “ and  co-curated the  “Mechanics of Man”  exhibition   which was held in 2013 in  Palace of Holyroode House for the Edinburgh Festival.



1.     Leonardo da Vinci- Anatomist - inside his mind- inside the body

2.     Leonardo Da Vinci –“A 15th-century artist whose  concepts & ideas  anticipated  21st-century Radiology”

3.     Vesalius and Titian’s boys are the first “Evidence –based  doctors” A renaissance quantum leap that               benefits us all today

4.     "The Hand of God "- The  history of hands in art and medicine

5.     The  Geography of a travelling  clinical anatomist.

6.     History of  the Human body in classical  Western Art

7.     The Head Hunter’s Of Borneo meet the digital world



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