Professor Emeritus of Surgery & Visiting Professor in Medical Humanities, University College London, UK.
Michael Baum held chairs of surgery at Kings College London, the Institute of Cancer Research and University College London. In the past he has been President of the British Oncology Association. He has been awarded the William McGuire prize at San Antonio Texas, the St Gallen prize in Switzerland, the gold medal of the International College of surgeons for his research into the treatment of breast cancer. His autobiography “Breast Beating: One man’s odyssey in the search for an understanding of breast cancer, the meaning of life and other simple questions” was published in 2011 and his first novel “The third Tablet of the Holy Covenant” was published in 2013.