Professor George Gregory Buttigieg is a senior Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, who, since retiring from the Maltese NHS, has increased his teaching commitments at the University of Malta and to his OBGYN interests he has added Legal Medcine as a specialisation. He is also a Visiting Professor in OBGYN at Plovdiv Medical University and St George’s Hospital in Bulgaria. He is also a Visiting Professor in Legal Medicine in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Rome, Tor Vergata. After a life-time of intense obstetrical and gynaecological-surgical practice, Professor Buttigieg is admirably poised to apply his experience to the medico-legal scene. He is no new comer to the subject, having served for many years as a Court appointed expert. Published extensively, he is currently coning his scientific papers on the medico-legal side, firmly believing that this aspect should be taken a step further and exploited constructively in specific modules to teach both under- and post-graduate medical students. Among his medico-legal interests, he has repeatedly focused on both neurological damage of the new-born as well antenatal electronic fetal monitoring. He stresses that both disciplines need much reviewing, both in themselves, and especially so when facing the application of legal principles in Court. Professor Buttigieg has held a number of posts, including being a member of the Maltese Medical Council, Malta’s representative for the RCOG UK, Malta’s Representative at the European Boards of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and many other related positions. He also holds the rank of Knight Grand Cross of the Knights of St John and is also Malta’s ambassador Plenipotentiary to the Holy See and to the Government of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, in Rome.
Professor Buttigieg's research is focused on intra-partum fetal monitoring and cerebral palsy and their medico-legal involvement.legal the legal liability of caring for the unborn, Medico-Legal Medicine as an instrument of medical teaching, the legal boundary of Neurology, Medico-legal electronic fetal monitoring.