Peter McDonald is an accomplished After Dinner Speaker specialising in humorous but informative After Dinner speaking on “Jiblets and Tripe – the lighter side of being a surgeon!”
Consultant surgeon and author Peter McDonald. MBBS MS FRCS.
Thirty minutes of after dinner wit and anecdotes that confirm that humour really is the best medicine! Voltaire, the great French philosopher wrote that the “purpose of medicine is to amuse while nature takes its course” and this speaker goes a long way to confirm this notion.
Peter McDonald – Surgeon, author, broadcaster, musician and after dinner speaker, is a Consultant Surgeon at Northwick Park and St. Mark’s and Senior Lecturer Imperial College, London.
Peter McDonald is a Member of the Association of Coloproctology and Sub-Dean at St. Mark’s Hospital.
Trained in London, Southampton and the USA, Peter McDonald is the author of 60 scientific papers, a novel “A Trust in Conflict” 1999 (under his pen name Dr. Slop) and the “Oxford Dictionary of Medical Quotations” 2003 as well as 600 columns in both scientific and non-scientific journals. Several appearances on Radio 4 (eg. “Quote/Unquote”, “Inspirations”).
Author and presenter of “A Ride in Middle England” (five documentary films for television and a book of his travels on horseback around the Shires of England)
Other interests: Folk music (fiddle), Horses, Skiing and a house full of four children and twenty animals (horses, dogs, cats, ducks etc).
Peter is a full bodied surgeon but has a well developed sense of humour that gives his audience a glimpse into both the lighter and darker side of surgery. He has delivered his very funny talk to eighty Rotary Conferences, Medical Societies and Corporate Dinners over the last decade. With items such as “Pete the piddling pup!”, “The Heavenly Gate”, “Let’s do our first appendicectomy together!”, “Dr. Bell fell down the well…” , “Master/Mister/Doctor “, “Coloproctologist to the Queen”, and “The communication Joke”. He never fails to get his audience laughing as well giving them an insight into the work of a surgeon and the history and politics of the NHS.
“We gave him the pre-luncheon spot and thought that this might allow our fourteen hundred audience to drift out in a staggered fashion but instead they stayed and laughed in their seats to the bitter end so lunch was chaos!” Organiser of Rotary Conference 2003, Eastbourne.
“How does he remember all those lines and all those jokes? I just hope I never meet him in hospital or I’ll burst all my stitches!” Chairman Fernie Supporters Club, Feb. 2005.
“A spicy collection of stories if ever there was!” The Lancet February 2004.
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