Amir A F AzmyBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6745 (Published 18 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6745
- Iman Azmy,
- Peter Raine,
- Alasdair Fyfe
Amir Azmy died after a serious illness borne stoically: even close friends and colleagues were unaware of the gravity of his situation. Many knew him as very friendly, open, and generous, but he was essentially a private man and always a gentleman, especially in his manners and dress. Amir exuded good humour and humanity, and on the rare occasion when his ire was raised he invariably suffered most.
Amir was born near Alexandria in Egypt in 1939 and was one of a successful family of six brothers and a sister. He first came to the UK in 1970 to undertake training in surgery, working in Glasgow and London (including Westminster, Carshalton, and Great Ormond Street). Despite a short return to a lecturer post in Azhar University in Cairo, his future lay in Britain. In London, Amir worked with Herbert Eckstein, Duncan Forrest, and Jeremy Lawson, among others. Like all trainees of his day, …