Daily Mail: British surgeon who operates on Aleppo’s wounded children as bombs rain down pleads: in the name of humanity, the West MUST act now

David Nott for The Daily Mail The small boy with a grievous stomach wound was one of hundreds who processed daily through the hospital in Aleppo where I was working as a trauma surgeon. ‘Am I going to die?’ he asked me quietly. Ali was just four years old, and it was the fact that … Continue reading Daily Mail: British surgeon who operates on Aleppo’s wounded children as bombs rain down pleads: in the name of humanity, the West MUST act now

The Guardian: Omran’s picture must be a turning point in Syria’s war

David Nott for The Guardian Ten days ago my phone pinged. It was my plastic surgeon colleague from M1 Hospital in Aleppo asking my advice about a patient with a deep defect in his pelvis. He told me that around 20 patients were being admitted following a suspected chemical weapon attack with chlorine. His emergency … Continue reading The Guardian: Omran’s picture must be a turning point in Syria’s war

The New Yorker: The Shadow Doctors

The underground race to spread medical knowledge as the Syrian regime erases it. By Ben Taub On a recent Tuesday evening in London, the surgeon David Nott attended a dinner at Bluebird, an upscale Chelsea restaurant. The room was packed with doctors, renowned specialists who had come for the annual consultants’ dinner of the Chelsea … Continue reading The New Yorker: The Shadow Doctors

March with Medics Under Fire

On Saturday, 7 May, 2016, Dr David Nott will be one of the speakers at a march organised by a collection of medical charities to protest against the targeting of hospitals and healthcare workers in war zones. If you were horrified by the attacks on hospitals last week in Aleppo, which killed the last remaining paediatrician in … Continue reading March with Medics Under Fire