David Marshall MatthewsBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1788 (Published 12 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1788
- Andrew D B Harrower,
- W T Andrew Todd
David Marshall Matthews (“Dave”) died suddenly from pulmonary embolism while at work in Monklands Hospital, Airdrie, on Thursday 11 December 2008.
Born in Dunfermline, he attended Cowdenbeath High School, where he was head boy. He then studied medicine at Edinburgh, where he met and eventually married his wife, Allyson
Dave undertook his postgraduate training in and around Edinburgh, most notably at the Deaconess Hospital and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He worked with and deeply impressed his teachers and mentors such as R M Marquis, Leslie Duncan, and Ronald Robertson, enjoying the ultimate accolade of being asked to be RR’s personal physician. He was appointed as consultant diabetologist and endocrinologist to NHS Lanarkshire in 1987, initially based at Stonehouse Hospital and moving full time to Monklands Hospital in 1998.
Among his many clinical achievements he helped to found the Lanarkshire Diabetes Group, of which he was the long standing secretary. With his interest in …