Professor Kerawala graduated with honours degrees in both dentistry (1985) and medicine (1992) from the University of London. During training he was awarded 17 undergraduate prizes. After experience in general surgery and neurosurgery he spent five years of specialist head and neck training in the North East of England. Professor Kerawala passed the Intercollegiate Examination in Maxillofacial Surgery in September 1998 and has been on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council since August 1999. After eight years as a Consultant at the Royal Surrey County Hospital (Guildford) and North Hampshire Hospital (Basingstoke) he moved to join the Head and Neck Unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital where he is now the Clinical Lead. The Unit acts as a secondary and tertiary referral service for complex head and neck oncological problems from both the United Kingdom and abroad. He has been carrying out complex oral surgical procedures for over three decades and in that time has placed over 1,000 dental implants. He combines professionalism with a calm atmosphere focused on patient care. Professor Kerawala is author of a book on Maxillofacial Surgery and has written numerous chapters in other books. He has also authored some 100 peer-reviewed publications. He devotes a significant amount of time to teaching, professional training and continuing medical education. He has presented over 150 papers at international and national meetings and has been invited to lecture throughout Europe, America, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Professor Kerawala is at the forefront of head and neck cancer surgery and in 2011 carried out the first trans-oral robotic resection of a tumour in the UK. In the same year he was featured in The Times newspaper as one of Britain’s 50 top surgeons!