Lives of the fellows

Mark Gwynne Harries

b.12 December 1944 d.1 August 2006
MB BS Lond(1968) MRCS LRCP(1968) MRCP(1972) MD(1982) FRCP(1993)

Mark Gwynne Harries was a consultant physician in respiratory medicine at Northwick Park Hospital, London. He was born in Newport Pagnell, the son of James Gayton Harries, director of education for Cornwall, and Jean Mary Harries née Hill, an artist. He was educated at Truro School, and then went to King’s College in London to study medicine, qualifying in 1968.

From 1973 to 1975 he was a registrar at Westminster Hospital. He was then a lecturer at Brompton Hospital and, from 1979 to 1983, a senior registrar at Guy’s Hospital. In 1983 he became a consultant physician at Northwick Park, and was an honorary senior lecturer in general and respiratory medicine at Imperial College.

He edited several books on sports medicine, including the Oxford textbook of sports medicine (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1996) and ABC of sports and exercise medicine (London, BMJ, 2005).

He was a medical adviser to the British Amateur Gymnastics Association and an honorary director of the British Olympic Medical Centre. He travelled with the British team to the Olympics at Sarajevo, Los Angeles, Calgary and Seoul.

He was unmarried.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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