Lives of the fellows

Fred Ziady

b.28 June 1914 d.? 1995
MB ChB Cape Town(1937) MD Pretoria(1947) FRCP(1970)

Fred Ziady was head of the department of medicine at H F Verwoerdt Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. He was born in Bloomfontein, where his father was a company director. He was educated at Grey College, Bloomfontein, and then went on to the University of Cape Town to study medicine. He graduated with first class honours. His first junior posts were at Groote Schuur Hospital.

During the Second World War, from 1940 to 1942, he was a member of the coastal corps in Cape Town.

He was then seconded to the University of Cape Town department of medicine, where he was to spend the rest of his career. In 1943 he was appointed as an assistant to the professor of medicine and in 1945 was made senior lecturer. In 1970 he was appointed as professor of medicine and head of the department.

At the time of his election to the Fellowship of the College in 1970 he listed rose growing, coaching rugby and baseball among his interests. He was president of the Rose Society of South Africa from 1960 to 1961.

He married his wife Rachel in 1946. They had two sons.

RCP editor

(Volume XI, page 652)

<< Back to List