Sir Roy Calne, Emeritus Professor of Surgery at Cambridge University, is a pioneering transplant surgeon who has been interested in the relationship between surgery and art throughout his career. He performed the first liver transplant operation in Europe in 1968, and the world's first transplant of the liver, heart, and lung all together in 1987. He invented ways of prolonging the life of liver transplant patients by preventing rejection of the new liver.
He is currently the Yeah Ghim Professor of Surgery at the National University of Singapore.
He was elected to the Royal Society in 1974 and knighted in 1986. He is also a member of the Group 90 artists’ association. A portrait of him by John Bellany is in the National Portrait Gallery.
Attached a painting entitled “Autumn Flowers”