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Peter Townsend

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 10 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5183
  1. Mark Wilkes

Peter Townsend was born in Hove, near Brighton. He was educated at Hove Grammar School until his family moved to Port Talbot, Wales, in 1978. He completed his secondary education at Glan Afan School in Port Talbot. He undertook his medical education at King’s College London.

Peter became a consultant in cardiac anaesthesia and intensive care in Birmingham in 2001. He was pivotal in the early uptake of transoesophageal echocardiography in the department and developed …

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