N. Alan Green, MS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed)

Honored Member Award 1989

Norman Alan Green has spent his entire career  as a  practicing physician, with wide area of interests which have included pediatrics, surgery, and urology.  During his exemplary medical career, Alan has recognized and espoused the importance of clinical anatomy, and its fundamental role in medical education.  Alan was born July 2, 1927 in Leicester, England.  Following his childhood education in the Leicester area, Alan pursued a career in medicine, receiving his MB BS from St. Bartholomew’s Medical College and Hospital (University of London) in 1950.  He received his MRCS, LRCP in 1950, FRCS (England) in 1954, MS in 1964, and his FRCS (Edinburgh) in 1990.

Following his medical training, Alan help medical positions at many hospitals and medical centers, both in the United Kingdom, and the United States.  After his residency at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, he held positions at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Jenny Lind Hospital for Children, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, St. mark’s Hospital, St. Peter’s Hospital, and others in the UK.  In 1958-59, Alan held positions in Boston at Children’s Medical Center, The Brigham and Young Women’s Hospital and at Harvard Medical School.  Alan was instrumental in establishing the Urology Unit at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, and  participated in residency training programs, hospital boards, and committees.  During his medical career, Alan has held academic positions with the University of London, University of Cambridge, University of East Anglia, University College, London, and the University of Cardiff.  He has been an active member and contributor to the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.  He also has been had major involvement and participation with the Section of Urology of the Royal Society of Medicine, the British Association of Urological Surgeons, and the European, and the International Urological Societies.

Alan’s publications have been both focused, and widely insightful.  Although many have concerned various aspects of the field of urology, his writings have also touched upon the fields of orthopedics, history of medicine, and anatomy.

In addition to his early position as Demonstrator of Anatomy at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1951-53, Alan has been a key member of both the British Association of Clinical Anatomy (BACA), and the American Association of Clinical Anatomy (AACA).  He was a Founding Member of the BACA in 1977, held several offices  in this group, including its President from 1981-85, and its Honored Member in 1993.   Alan was also a Founding Member of the AACA in 1983, a major moving force to its existence, a regular attendee and presenter at the AACA’s annual meetings, and the host institution.  The Past President’s Medallion, worn by our Past Presidents at all our official ceremonies, was a gift to the AACA from Alan.  In recognition of his enduring support of the AACA, Alan Green became its Honored Member in 1989.