Lives of the fellows

David Ballantyne

b.23 July 1942 d.1 July 2008
MB ChB Glasg(1966) MRCP(1970) MD(1977) FRCP Glasg(1980) FRCP(1990)

David Ballantyne was a consultant physician and cardiologist at Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow. Born in Glasgow, he was the son of David, a businessman, and his wife, Jean. Educated at Clydebank High School, he studied medicine at Glasgow University, qualifying in 1966.

He did house jobs at the Victoria Royal Infirmary, where he became registrar in medicine in 1973, and consultant physician and cardiologist four years later. A member of the British Medical Association, he was also a member of the British Cardiac Society.

Interested in sports medicine, he published papers on the physical effects of exercise and sudden death in squash players. He was himself a keen cyclist and skier.

In 1967 he married Fiona Christina, who was a biochemist. They had two sons and a daughter. When he died, Fiona and their children survived him.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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