Lives of the fellows

Timothy Leonard Griffiths

b.19 February 1957 d.29 June 2006
BSc Wales(1978) MB BCh(1981) MRCP(1984) PhD Southampton(1993) FRCP(2000)

Timothy Leonard Griffiths was a senior lecturer in respiratory medicine at the University of Wales College of Medicine and an honorary consultant at Llandough Hospital. He was born in Cardiff, the son of Leonard Vivian Griffiths, a chartered accountant, and Hilda Margaret Griffiths, a laboratory technician. He was educated at Howardian High School, and then went on to study medicine at the Welsh National School of Medicine. He gained a first class BSc degree in physiology in 1978 and qualified in medicine in 1981.

After pre-registration posts, he became a registrar in respiratory medicine at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. He then went to Southampton, where he completed a PhD on adenosine receptors in the lung. He was subsequently a lecturer at St George’s Hospital Medical School in London, before being appointed, in 1995, as a senior lecturer in respiratory medicine at the University of Wales College of Medicine and an honorary consultant physician at Llandough.

At Cardiff and Llandough, he developed a pulmonary rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic respiratory diseases, publishing the results of a randomised controlled trial (‘Results at 1 year of outpatient multidisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation: a randomised controlled trial’ Lancet 2000 Jan 29;355[9201]:362-8). He also developed an outreach service to care for patients living in Cardiff and recently discharged from hospital.

In 1988 he married Eileen Ann Patricia, a clinical psychologist. They had three children.

RCP editor

[Dr Tim Griffiths BSc PhD FRCP (1957-2006) – Cardiff University www.cardiff.ac.uk/for/staff/obituaries/profiles/griffiths-tom.html – accessed 4 June 2013]

(Volume XII, page web)

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