But he is also a leading cancer researcher and was chief medical officer first of Scotland, and then England.
Sir Kenneth, 71, was educated at Allan Glen's School, in Glasgow, and did his medical degree at Glasgow University.
He became Professor of Oncology in 1974 and, in 1984, became Dean of Postgraduate Medicine and Professor of Postgraduate Medical Education at the university, and a consultant physician at the Victoria Infirmary.
Sir Kenneth has been awarded honorary degrees by universities across Britain.
AS part of its fund-raising, Cancer Support Scotland is staging a charity premiere of the new James Bond blockbuster Skyfall at the Odeon, Kilmarnock on October 25, a day before the film's official launch.
Standard seats are £22.50, premiere seats £25. Call 0871 2244 007 or visit www.odeon.co.uk. For more information, visit www.cancersupportscotland.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 652 4531.