Lives of the fellows

Robert Sidney Winwood

b.31 December 1932 d.10 December 2008
MB BS Lond(1957) MRCP(1964) FRCP(1978)

Robert Sidney Winwood (‘Bob’) was a consultant physician at Whipps Cross Hospital, London. Born in Poole, Dorset, he qualified in medicine in 1957 from London University and, after pre-registration house jobs, did his National Service on a four year short service commission with the RAMC. Posted to London (Millbank) and Singapore, he was awarded distinctions and prizes in medicine, pathology, army health and military surgery. Initially appointed a junior specialist in medicine, he went on to gain more experience in general medicine at Mile End and the Prince of Wales Hospitals, and then trained in cardiology at the London Chest and Royal Brompton Hospitals.

Appointed a senior registrar at the Norfolk and Norwich and Addenbrooke’s Hospitals, he then became a consultant in medicine and cardiology at Whipps Cross Hospital, also doing sessions at St Bartholomew’s. He particularly enjoyed teaching and was highly respected as a general physician as well as a cardiologist. A clinical tutor in West Riding from 1979 to 1983, he served on the regional subcommittee for cardiology from 1979 to 1990. He published Essentials of clinical diagnosis in cardiology (London, Arnold, 1981) and two textbooks for nurses, one on medicine and another on anatomy and physiology. Several papers were written by him on sepsis and cardiovascular disease.

A keen walker, he retired to Poole but his later years were marred by the development of a cardiomyopathy and Parkinson’s disease. When he died from pneumonia, he was survived by his wife, June, three children (including his son, Paul John, who is medically qualified) and five grandchildren.

RCP editor

[BMJ 2009 338 263 - accessed 14 April 2015]

(Volume XII, page web)

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