Lives of the fellows

Rosemary Deena Sheppard

b.7 April 1945 d.?
MB ChB Bristol(1968) DCH(1970) MRCP(1974) FRCP(1990)

Rosemary Deena Sheppard was a consultant paediatrician at Sandwell District Hospital, West Bromwich. She was born in Bristol, the daughter of Edward Colston Sheppard, a wholesale draper, and Doris Louise Sheppard, a housewife. She was educated at Clifton High School for Girls and then went on to Bristol Medical School, qualifying in 1968.

She stayed in Bristol for her junior posts, becoming a house physician at Frenchay Hospital, a house surgeon at Southmead Hospital, then a house officer at Bristol Children’s Hospital, a house officer in paediatrics at Southmead and a senior house officer at Bristol Maternity Hospital.

In 1971 she went to the Ivory Coast, as a medical officer at Hôpital Protestant de Dabou. She returned to the UK in 1972, becoming a senior house officer at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Portsmouth. She was then a paediatric registrar, first at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, and subsequently at University Hospital Wales, Cardiff. Between 1976 and 1979 she was a senior registrar in paediatrics rotating between Wolverhampton and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. In March 1979 she was appointed to her consultant post at Sandwell.

At the time of her election to the fellowship of the RCP in 1990 she listed photography, windsurfing and church activities as her interests. She was unmarried.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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