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King’s College Hospital honorary consultant surgeon awarded Order of the Star of Italy Knighthood

07 June 2024 - Professor Francesco Rubino has been recognised for his work to improve patients’ lives

Professor Francesco Rubino, honorary consultant surgeon at King’s College Hospital, and chair of bariatric and metabolic surgery at King’s College London, has been awarded the Knighthood Order of the Star of Italy at a ceremony at the Embassy of Italy, based in London, on Tuesday 4 June 2024. The Order honours Italians abroad who have excelled in the promotion of national prestige, fostering friendly relations and co-operation with other countries and ties with Italy.

Professor Rubino’s Order of the Star of Italy recognises his pioneering research work, his contribution to the development of international guidelines for diabetes treatment, his dedication to raising awareness of obesity stigma, as well as his commitment to improving patients’ quality of life.

Professor Rubino thanked the Italian Ambassador for the distinguished award, saying: “As an Italian, I feel very proud and humble to receive the Order of the Star of Italy. I am extremely grateful to my colleagues at King’s College Hospital who work so hard to make sure we can change patients’ lives with excellent treatment and care.”