Lives of the fellows

Supriyo Roy

b.6 December 1938 d.11 December 2006
MB ChB Sheffield(1961) DCH(1963) MRCP(1969) FRCP(1984)

Supriyo (‘Sip’) Roy was a consultant in rheumatology in Leicester. He was born in Hazaribagh, India, the son of Sailendra Roy, who worked for the International Labour Organization in Geneva. He was educated first in New Delhi and then in Geneva, at the international school. He went on to study medicine at Sheffield University, qualifying in 1961.

He was a house surgeon at the Royal Infirmary in Sheffield and a house physician at Mansfield. He then held a series of senior house officer posts, at Mansfield, Sheffield and Taunton. From 1965 to 1967 he was a registrar at Highlands Hospital in London, and subsequently, from 1967 to 1969, a registrar at Leicester Royal Infirmary. In 1970 he became a senior registrar in medicine at Leicester and, in 1974, he was appointed as a consultant in rheumatology.

At Leicester he played a leading role in restructuring the department and was committed to the teaching of medical students. He was president of the Midlands Rheumatology Society, Leicester Medical Society, and the Leicestershire and Rutland branch of the British Medical Association.

Outside medicine, he was interested in hill walking, travelling, photography and gardening.

In 1965 he married Gwynneth Aileen Jones, a fellow doctor. They had two daughters, Shireen and Sonia, a consultant psychiatrist. He was survived by his wife, daughters and two grandsons.

RCP editor

[Brit.med.J., 2007 334 805]

(Volume XII, page web)

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