Daniel Turnberg

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 09 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:308
  1. Caroline Richmond

    Promising renal researcher

    Daniel Turnberg was a leading young researcher on renal disease at the Royal Free Hospital. He was researching the immunological mechanisms underlying kidney disease, and his particular interest was that seen in HIV nephropathy and Sjögren's syndrome. His published research was on the immunology of adriamycin nephropathy, the role of complement in immunological glomerulonephritis, ischaemia-reperfusion injury, and nephrotoxic nephritis. He was the author of review papers on the regulation of the complement system and its role in glomerulonephritis. He had plans to work on AIDS in Africa.

    He was regarded by colleagues and senior staff as an exemplary scientist and clinician, whose empathy with patients and bedside manner was a model of good doctoring.

    Daniel was born in Manchester and educated at North Cheshire Jewish School and at Cheadle Hulme School. At Leeds Medical School he …

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