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Trevor Austin Hassell
(20 April 1940 –)
Professor Sir Trevor Austin Hassell, KA, GCM, MBBS, FRCP, FACC
Doctor, Barbados

Sir Trevor Hassell is a Barbadian doctor.

Early life and education

Professor Sir Trevor Austin Hassell was born in Barbados on 20 April 1940 to the late Captain Eric Hassell and Doris Hassell. He received his secondary education at Harrison College, Barbados before proceeding to the then University College of the West Indies (a College of the University of London, England) where he obtained his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Degree. He was awarded a Commonwealth Medical Scholarship tenable in the United Kingdom in 1968. He became a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology in 1981 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1982.


Professor Hassell was a Consultant Physician and Cardiologist for many years at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and held several senior positions at that institution, including Founder and Head of the Cardiac Unit, Head of the Department of Medicine, and Director of Medical Services. He was appointed as an Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. In these several positions, Professor Hassell played a leading role in the development of cardiology and general medicine, both at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and nationally, and trained many medical students and young doctors.

He has served in various capacities both within and outside of his medical profession. He was Founding President of the then Heart Foundation of Barbados, and has held the positions of Vice-President of the World Heart Federation, President of the Inter-American Heart Foundation and President of the Caribbean Cardiac Society. He has served as Chairman of the Boards of Management of Harrison College and the Barbados Community College and was a member of the Campus Council, University of the West Indies (Cave Hill).

Professor Hassell continues to render further outstanding service to Barbados and the Caribbean in the response to the epidemic of chronic diseases in his capacities as Chairman of the National Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Commission, Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Chronic Disease Research Centre, and President of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition - a regional civil society network aimed at tackling chronic diseases.

Honours and awards

In 1996, Professor Hassell was appointed to the Order of Barbados in the Grade of Gold Crown of Merit in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the medical profession and in particular to the Cardiac Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The Accolade of Knight of St. Andrew, Barbados' highest national honour, was conferred on Sir Trevor during the National Independence Honours 2013, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the medical profession in particular Cardiology.

Personal ife

Sir Trevor is married to Lucinda and they are the proud parents of Yonette, Andrew and Christopher.

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Sir Trevor Hassell
Occupation Doctor
Date of Birth 20 April 1940
Place of Birth Barbados
Notable Accomplishments
President of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition
Barbados Barbados

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