Dr Aamer Khan – the founder of the prestigious Harley Street Skin clinic has been recognised for his services to healthcare with a British Citizen Award.
The award is given to those who have made an exceptional difference in their field, positively impacting other peoples’ lives. It is celebrated with a ceremony at the Palace of Westminster, however, due to Covid-19 restrictions this year, it has not gone ahead.
Aside from his award-winning work in the field of aesthetics, Dr Khan is a pioneer in regenerative medicine, including wound healing and reconstructive surgery. For the last 6 years he has been working with British servicemen and women, including injured service personnel who have sustained severe burns and badlydamaged or lost limbs in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Dr Khan explains: “Six years ago, I met a hugely courageous young man called Mark Allen. He was a double amputee and burns victim and I wanted to do all I could to help him. That was the beginning of the journey.”
Since then Dr Khan and his wife Lesley Reynolds have founded the charity Back on Track and continue to provide treatment to former members of the armed forces who have been wounded, not just physically butpsychologically. The charity also provides rehabilitation, resettlement and financialsupport.
Dr Khan said: “Veterans have fought for our country, yet our society often lets them down after injury, leaving them with very little support.
“The most positive outcome has been seeing these remarkable young men and women flourish and their confidence return, they are the ones that really deserve the recognition,” he added.
Dr Khan adds the British Citizen Award to the Soldiering On award and Best Heroes Award.