Lives of the fellows

David Gaon

b.13 February 1930 d.4 November 2003
MB BCh Cairo(1955) MRCS LRCP(1959) FRCP(1982) FRCP Edin(1986)

David Gaon was a consultant physician with an interest in neurology in Stockport. He was born in Cairo, where his father, Felix David Gaon, was a businessman. He was educated at the College des Freres in Cairo and then went on to Cairo University to study medicine. From 1955 to 1956 he was a rotating intern at Cairo University Hospital.

He then went to the UK, where he was a senior house officer in ENT at Birmingham General Hospital. From 1960 to 1961 he was a senior house officer at the Midland Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery. He then completed house appointments at the regional cardiothoracic unit at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Warwick, and at Dudley Road Hospital. He then transferred to Nottingham, to the City Hospital, as a registrar. From 1965 to 1966 he was a registrar in general medicine and neurology at the United Sheffield Hospitals. In December 1966 he was appointed as a senior registrar in the medical professorial unit at Manchester Royal Infirmary, under Douglas Black.

In October 1968 he was appointed as a consultant physician with a special interest in neurology at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport District Health Authority. He was also head of the EEG department, which he established in 1969.

He wrote papers on chronic thyrotoxic myopathy, dietary treatment of renal failure and hypertension in amyloid disease, among other topics. He regularly taught undergraduate and postgraduate students, and nursing staff.

At the time of his election to the Fellowship of the College in 1982, he listed languages, music, sports and gardening among his interests.

He married Lesley Marie Randle, the daughter of a miner, in 1973. They had one son and two daughters.

RCP editor

(Volume XI, page 213)

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