John (“Ian”) Gowan Gray

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 18 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1218

Former consultant surgeon North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, Stoke on Trent (b 1927; q Edinburgh 1950; FRCS Ed, FRCS), died from pancreatic cancer on 11 December 2005.

John (“Ian”) did his national service in the Far East during the Korean war. His surgical training was at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and then Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, as surgical lecturer. He spent a year as research fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and Harvard Medical School, concentrating on transplant surgery and using this experience in his 1966 Hunterian professorship lecture at the Royal College of Surgeons. In 1965 he was appointed consultant surgeon in North Staffordshire, retiring in 1992. Predeceased by his wife, Margaret, he leaves six children and 11 grandchildren.

[John Buchanan]


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