Keith Deans Buchanan

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 03 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:312

Former professor of metabolic medicine Queen's University, Belfast, and consultant physician Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast (b Glasgow 1934; q Glasgow 1958; PhD, MD, FRCP), d 22 July 2004.

Keith Buchanan was a pioneer in the field of neuroendocrinology. After registrar and senior registrar posts in medicine at Glasgow Royal Infirmary he was appointed as a senior lecturer/consultant physician in Belfast, later becoming professor of metabolic medicine (a personal chair). Although Professor Buchanan retired in 1999, he continued to participate in ongoing research into the treatment of patients with neuroendocrine tumours. Keith was an enthusiastic swimming coach and mentor, and he trained a number of swimmers who competed at Commonwealth and Olympic games. He was also a prolific poet, and many of his poems related to swimming. He leaves a wife and four children.

[Fahmy Hanna, Lee Armstrong, Rodat Cunningham]

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