Emeritus Professor Charles Galasko had a distinguished career. He was President of the British Orthopaedic Association, President of the International Orthopaedic Research Society, Vice-President of the Royal College of Surgeons, Chairman of the Joint Committee for Higher Surgical Training(UK & Ireland). His work has saved 1000s of lives & improved the quality of many more. He was instrumental in the creation of the new specialty of Sport & Exercise Medicine & was elected inaugural President of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine.