b.14 September 1941 d.25 February 1994
MB BS Lond( 1966) MRCS LRCP(1966) MRCP(1969) MD(1977) FRCP(1988)
David Charles Siggers was a paediatrician specializing in clinical genetics. Born in Devizes, his family background was in medicine; his maternal grandfather and great grandfather were both surgeons and his father was a surgeon and general practitioner. His mother was a nurse. His brothers, Richard and Stephen, also had careers in medicine. He was educated at Marlborough and went on to study at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, qualifying in 1966.
He held junior hospital posts at the Whittington Hospital, before returning to Guy’s as a senior house officer and a research registrar in paediatrics and cardiology. In 1971 he went to Great Ormond Street as a senior house officer. In the same year he was appointed as a post doctoral fellow in medical genetics at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Returning to the UK in 1974, he was made a senior lecturer in clinical genetics and honorary consultant paediatrician at the department of child health. In 1978 he became a hospital practitioner in clinical genetics at the Royal United Hospital in Bath and also worked as a general practitioner in Westbury.
He married Diana Joan (née Whitford), also a doctor, in 1966 and they had one daughter and a son.
(Volume X, page 449)
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