Roger
Roger

Roger Greenhalgh

06/02/1941 - 06/10/2023
Welcome to the Professor Roger M. Greenhalgh book of condolence, please post your messages, stories and photos here to commemorate his life and legacy

Roger Malcolm Greenhalgh, the surgeon internationally renowned for his unparalleled contribution to vascular education, training and research, died peacefully on 6 October, aged 82. At the time of his death, he was emeritus Professor of Surgery at Imperial College in London and head of its Vascular Surgery Research Group.

Guest Book

Robert Wallace

03/12/2023

He was one of the most impressive people I have ever met. It seems incredible that our clinical trial at CX was 2004! His management of the work was thorough and highly professional. My very best wishes Robert Wallace

Geoff Greenwood

02/12/2023

I was very sad to learn that Professor Greenhalgh has died. I first contacted Roger in the early 1980s to discuss publishing a book from the Charing Cross Vascular Symposium. It was published from papers submitted prior to the meeting and every attendee was presented with a copy of the book, as part of their registration fee, at the meeting - a first in Europe. We later discussed starting a vascular surgery journal based in Europe around a new society. I was fortunate to be involved with Roger in setting up both the Society and the Journal ( now called European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery) in May 1987. I know from my publishing discussions with his colleagues around the world that he was a leading vascular surgeon of his time and highly respected. My wife and I attended several vascular society receptions and dinners at his invitation. He was always supportive and generous to me, especially at tricky times in my career. I remember him with great fondness, both as a medical author, editor and friend at the time. Our publishing team had a high regard for him and we know that he made a major contribution to the development of vascular surgery, particularly through his authorship and publishing.

Pinar Ulug

29/11/2023

It has been an honour and a privilege to work for Professor Greenhalgh since I first joined Imperial's Vascular Surgery Research Group in 2009. I learnt so much from him. He always expected the highest standard of work and the best attention to detail and it gave me a huge sense of achievement when he complimented my work, which he did often. He was wonderful and kind to me. I was very saddened to hear of his passing. Rest in peace Prof. I will miss you and I will miss listening to your great stories.

John Howard

10/11/2023

It was with great sadness that I heard of Roger's passing. I got to know him well in the early days of the CX symposium, and remember the cramped exhibitor area at the hospital. Yet, it seemed even then that there was something unique about the symposium and this proved to be the case. It moved onwards and upwards, relocating to Imperial College whilst building interest and recognition globally. Roger hosted many social events in conjunction with the symposium in which Eileen and I were delighted to participate. Examples include lunch at Stamford Bridge followed by watching a Chelsea 'soccer' match (much to the puzzlement of the delegates from the US!), and a memorable dinner at Queen's Club. Even at the busiest times Roger would stop by simply for a pleasant chat. At other times we would have lengthy and constructive discussions on how best to cultivate relationships between Industry and the vascular profession. Roger commanded great respect throughout the Industry. It is seven years since I retired from the business, but I will always cherish these happy memories.

Hans Olav Myhre

29/10/2023

Roger was a good friend and an outstanding representative for the surgical dicipline. I met Roger from the Charing Cross International Symposium and also from our work during the first years of the European Society for Vascular Surgery. I remember with pleasure Rogers wit and brilliant comments. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts and condolences go the family. Hans Olav Myhre

Kyproulla and Alvinos

26/10/2023

We got to know Roger and Karin as normal humans and only got to know of Roger’s extraordinary achievements in medicine much later. We were touched by the love, kindness and generosity with which they welcomed us and our family. We feel privileged and fortunate to have had them We aas our neighbours and our friends. May they rest in peace. Dear Stephen and Christina, we are deeply sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you at this time.

Lori McCaston

25/10/2023

Professor Roger M. Greenhalgh was an visionary, pioneer, contributor and friend to W.L. Gore and that friendship and interaction will be deeply missed. Dr. Greenhalgh was the founding member of the EU Society for Vascular Surgery and was well known for approaching the Charing Cross conference with an enthusiastic style that always looked to solve the unsolvable. He bridged the academic and practical application with his fellow surgeons constantly looking for evidence in product performance. Gore partnership with CX started in 1978, 45 years of collaboration and successes; together we were able to evolve the way in which the vascular community is networking, to foster innovation, to promote collaboration and education. This is how our brand promise, Together, improving life, thrives: we are committed to build on this important heritage. Michael Koenke and Florian Dullinger, W.L. Gore & Associates

Rob Hicks

24/10/2023

I am and have always been proud to have been trained by Professor Greenhalgh at Charing Cross. He was a great teacher and mentor and and I am very thankful for having had the opportunity to know him and work along side him. I will always remember attending my first Charing Cross meeting in 1994 and was pleased to have been able to see him still leading the discussions on the podium earlier this year. I was very saddened to hear of his passing. .He was extremely proud of his family and my condolences go to Stephen and Christina.

Michael Edwin Edmonds

24/10/2023

I was very sorry to read of the passing of Professor Greenhalgh. One of his most striking attributes was simply, how greatly he cared for people with vascular problems. He demonstrated this by the programme themes which he promoted at the Charing Cross Symposium. In particular, he was always very concerned about the number of major amputations that were still being carried out in people both with and without diabetes and how he could improve this unsatisfactory situation. To this end, he promoted such themes as ilegx, an interdisciplinary leg initiative, which was founded at the Charing Cross Symposium in 2008 and more recently the Hurting Leg. We are sad at the passing of this celebrated vascular surgeon but we are comforted by the wonderful memories of great Charing Cross Symposia. Long may they continue. We send our deepest sympathy to Stephen and all members of Professor Greenhalgh’s family. Michael Edmonds

Florian Dullinger

23/10/2023

Professor Roger M. Greenhalgh was an visionary, pioneer, contributor and friend to W.L. Gore and that friendship and interaction will be deeply missed. Dr. Greenhalgh was the founding member of the EU Society for Vascular Surgery and was well known for approaching the Charing Cross conference with an enthusiastic style that always looked to solve the unsolvable. He bridged the academic and practical application with his fellow surgeons constantly looking for evidence in product performance. Gore partnership with CX started in 1978, 45 years of collaboration and successes; together we were able to evolve the way in which the vascular community is networking, to foster innovation, to promote collaboration and education. This is how our brand promise, Together, improving life, thrives: we are committed to build on this important heritage. Michael Koenke and Florian Dullinger, W.L. Gore & Associates

Stories
Robert Wallace
Robert Wallace

Geoff Greenwood
Geoff Greenwood

I was very sad to learn that Professor Greenhalgh has died. I first contacted Roger in the early 1980s to discuss publishing a book from the Charing Cross Vascular Symposium. It was published from papers submitted prior to the meeting and every attendee was presented with a copy of the book, as part of their registration fee, at the meeting - a first in Europe. We later discussed starting a vascular surgery journal based in Europe around a new society. I was fortunate to be involved with Roger in setting up both the Society and the Journal ( now called European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery) in May 1987. I know from my publishing discussions with his colleagues around the world that he was a leading vascular surgeon of his time and highly respected. My wife and I attended several vascular society receptions and dinners at his invitation. He was always supportive and generous to me, especially at tricky times in my career. I remember him with great fondness, both as a medical author, editor and friend at the time. Our publishing team had a high regard for him and we know that he made a major contribution to the development of vascular surgery, particularly through his authorship and publishing.

Pinar Ulug
Pinar Ulug

John Howard
John Howard

Hans Olav Myhre
Hans Olav Myhre

Kyproulla and Alvinos
Kyproulla and Alvinos

Lori McCaston
Lori McCaston

Rob Hicks
Rob Hicks

Michael Edwin Edmonds
Michael Edwin Edmonds

Florian Dullinger
Florian Dullinger

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