b.9 September 1962 d.29 June 2006
MB BS Madras(1986) MRCP(1989) PhD Glasg(1996) FRCP Edin(1999) FCCP(1999) FRCP(2000)
Mangalam Kumaraswamy Sridhar, known as ‘Sri’, was a consultant respiratory physician at Charing Cross Hospital and an honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College, London. He was born in Madras, India, the son of M V Kumaraswamy, a translator, and M K Kumaraswamy née Padmavathy, a teacher of Sanskrit. He studied medicine at Madras University, where he was an outstanding student.
He moved to the UK shortly after qualifying in 1986, and was a senior house officer in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He went on to a registrar post in general medicine in Inverness and in respiratory and general medicine in Glasgow. From 1991 to 1996 he was a clinical doctoral research fellow at the centre for respiratory investigation, in the departments of medicine and human nutrition, University of Glasgow. In 1996 obtained his PhD, on the relation between nutrition and lung function.
In 1996 he became a consultant physician in thoracic and general medicine at Staffordshire General Hospital, and visiting professor at Staffordshire University. In 2001 he transferred to Charing Cross Hospital, London.
He wrote on a variety of topics, including sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema, and particularly on nutrition and lung health.
Outside medicine he enjoyed reading, travel, writing and club-level cricket.
In 1992 he married Geetha, a dancer and dance teacher. They had a daughter, Sandya.
[Brit.med.J., 2006 333 502]
(Volume XII, page web)
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