Philip Raffaelli

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Philip Raffaelli
Born (1955-11-24) 24 November 1955 (age 59)[1]
Kirkcaldy, Fife
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Rank Surgeon Vice-Admiral
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Surgeon Vice-Admiral Philip Iain Raffaelli, CB, QHP, FRCP (born 24 November 1955 in Kirkcaldy, Fife) is a British general practitioner and Royal Naval Medical Officer. Raffaelli served as Surgeon General of the British Armed Forces until 2012.

Military career[edit]

Raffaelli joined the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1976, while studying medicine at Edinburgh Medical School. Raffaelli joined the Royal Navy Submarine Service and worked as a medical officer from 1979, working for a time on submarines. In 2007, he became the head of the Royal Navy Medical Service, the Medical Director General (Naval), as Surgeon Rear-Admiral, before assuming the position of Surgeon-General on 22 December 2009, taking over from Lieutenant-General Louis Lillywhite.[2][3]

Honours[edit]

Raffaelli was appointed as an Honorary Physician to the Queen in 2005, and later as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He is also a Governor of the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust,[3] and an appointee to the court of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine[4]

Order of the Bath UK ribbon.png Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) 2012 Birthday Honours[5]
Order of St John (UK) ribbon.png Commander of the Order of St John 2009
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal 2002
QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Louis Lillywhite
Surgeon General of the British Armed Forces
2009 – 2012
Succeeded by
Paul Evans