Lives of the fellows

Stuart Spence Meighan

b.30 January 1923 d.19 January 2003
MB ChB Glasg(1945) FRFPS Glasg(1950) FRCP Glasg(1965) FACP(1970) FRCP(1974)

Stuart Spence Meighan was director of medical education at Good Samaritans Hospital, Portland, Oregon. He was born in Glasgow, the son of Stuart Spence Meighan, an ophthalmologist, and Annie Louise née Brown. He was educated at Glasgow High School and then attended Glasgow University, graduating in 1945. After house posts at the Western Infirmary, he served in the Royal Navy from 1946 to 1948, as a surgeon lieutenant.

He returned to Glasgow, as a medical registrar at Southern General Hospital. From 1953 to 1957 he was a senior medical registrar at Western District Hospital. He then emigrated to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, where he worked as a senior staff member at the Allan Blair Memorial Clinic.

Meighan and his family relocated to Oregon City, US, in 1962, where he worked as a consultant internist at the Cleland Clinic. He then accepted a job as director of medical education at Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, Oregon, where he introduced many innovative educational programmes.

After leaving the Good Samaritan Hospital, Meighan formed a consulting business and became nationally renowned as an expert at managing conflict among members of medical institutions. He also gained renown as a public speaker and educator of medical personnel, travelling to make presentations throughout the United States, Canada, Britain and Germany.

Meighan had many interests outside his profession. He played tennis, sailed and was a rugby enthusiast. One of his proudest accomplishments was facilitating a match between teams from Oregon and Glasgow.

Meighan is survived by his wife, Louise McGregor, his daughter, Jain Cannard, and his son Stuart.

RCP editor

[The Oregonian 23 January 2003]

(Volume XII, page web)

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