A Syrian refugee who became a doctor and graduated from St George's Hospital in August has been named among the world's best physicians by a prestigious medical website.

Tirej Brimo, 27, is among 13 professionals on the list published by Medscape for 2017.

It aims to praise those who are the 'best' in their chosen field, including psychiatry, genetics, and oncology, physicians who achieved the 'impossible dream' and those who stood up for their patients.

Its website said: “Tirej Brimo, a refugee who fled the Syrian war, finally became a doctor in 2017 after 10 years, four countries, four medical schools and 21 houses.

“In 2012, just ten months shy of graduating with a medical degree at the University of Aleppo, war forced Brimo to flee his homeland, crisscrossing the Middle East before arriving in Britain in 2013.

“In August, he graduated from the University of London after being rejected by several medical schools.

“He is now a junior doctor in the National Health Service in the north of England.

Dr Brimo said: “War can take everything from you except your passions and your love and for me to not give up on my dream and on who I a. I simply rejected the unfairness of life.”