Ronald Patrick Grimley

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 16 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:671

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Consultant surgeon Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley (b 1946; q Birmingham 1969; MD, FRCS), died from a heart attack on 26 September 2005.

Ron Grimley was a native Brummie. He was appointed vascular and general surgeon to the Dudley Health Authority in 1983. He had more than 40 publications to his name, and he became an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1987. His enthusiasm for teaching helped Dudley's hospitals achieve teaching hospital status in partnership with the University of Birmingham, and he was the first clinical subdean. The undergraduate teaching centre, completed just before his death, was officially opened and named in his memory on 14 March 2006. He leaves a wife, Penny, and three children.

[Richard Blunt]


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