b.17 March 1955 d. 25 July 2007
BSc Lond(1976) MB BS(1979) MRCP(1982) FRCP(2000) DPhil
Ian Patrick Mulligan was a consultant cardiologist at Milton Keynes General Hospital. He was educated in Hereford and then studied medicine at St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School. He gained a BSc degree with first class honours in 1976 and qualified MB BS in 1979.
He held junior posts in London, Suffolk and Northampton, and gained his MRCP in 1982. He was then based in Cardiff, where he carried out research into heart failure. At the end of the 1980s, he moved to Oxford, where he undertook research into muscle physiology and acquired his DPhil. He then carried out postdoctoral research at the John Radcliffe Hospital on the physiology of isolated cardiac myocytes. He was subsequently a senior registrar, also in Oxford.
In 1998 he was appointed to his consultant post at Milton Keynes General Hospital. Aware of the resource issues facing local hospitals, he served on committees at a local and regional level to increase local specialist cardiac facilities. His hard work led to the building of a new annex on the Milton Keynes site, containing a cardiac angiography and pacemaker implant facility, which opened just before his death.
Outside medicine, he enjoyed reading, particularly books on history. He had a private pilot’s licence and was a keen skier. He painted and was a keen salsa dancer. He also enjoyed travelling.
Ian Patrick Mulligan died in Havana, Cuba, from a myocardial infarction, aged just 52. He was survived by his wife, Jane.
[BMJ 2007 335 675]
(Volume XII, page web)
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