Phillip Aduacquah HaganBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a3072 (Published 22 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a3072
- Khalil Razvi
Phillip Aduacquah Hagan qualified as a doctor in Ghana in 1988 and came to the United Kingdom in 1992 to further his training in obstetrics and gynaecology. It was during his time at King’s College Hospital in London that he developed an interest in acute gynaecology and early pregnancy complications. After completing his training, he was appointed a consultant in Southend University Hospital in 2001. He pioneered the development of the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit in Southend Hospital in 2002 and was its clinical lead until his passing.
He established research collaborations with King’s College in London which resulted in the publication of a seminal paper showing that progesterone treatment reduced the risk of preterm delivery in women with a short cervix. He was the clinical tutor for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and was responsible for delivering a structured training programme that encompassed other hospitals in Essex. Outside hospital life, he was a key member in the formation of the Ghanaian Doctors and Dentists Association (UK).
Phillip was larger than life, yet caring and thoughtful. He was, above all, a devoted family man. He leaves a wife, Adeline, and four children.
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Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (b 1960; q Ghana 1988; MRCOG), died from an acute myocardial infarction on 10 November 2008.