Biography of Leslie Blumgart
Leslie Harold Blumgart (1931- ) was St Mungo Professor of Surgery at the University from 1972 until 1979.
Born in South Africa, Blumgard graduated BDS from Witwatersrand University in 1954. He subsequently studied at the University of Sheffield, graduating MB, ChB and MD, and was Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Department of Surgery at the Welsh National School of Medicine from 1970 until his appointment to the St Mungo Chair.
Blumgard left Glasgow in 1979 to become Professor of Surgery at the Royal Postgraduate School of London and Director of Surgery at Hammersmith Hospital. He was Professor of Surgery at the University of Bern from 1986 until 1991, when he became Enid A Haupt Professor of Surgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York (he was appointed Chief of the Section of Hepato-Biliary Surgery and Director of the Programme on Hepato-Biliary Diseasesin 1995). He has been Professor of Surgery at the Cornell University Medical Center since 1992.