Lives of the fellows

David Wilson Gorst

b.9 April 1947 d.12 March 2007
BM BCh Oxon(1971) MRCP(1973) MRCPath(1977) FRCPath(1989) FRCP(1990)

David Wilson Gorst was a consultant haematologist in Lancaster. He was born in Liverpool, the son of George Wilson Gorst, an engineer, and Olive Gorst, a housewife. He was educated at Birkenhead School, Cheshire, and then New College, Oxford, where he studied medicine on a Bosanquet open scholarship. He continued on to Guy’s Medical School in London for his clinical studies and qualified in 1971.

He was a house surgeon at Guy’s and then a house physician and senior house officer at Greenwich District Hospital. From 1974 to 1977 he was a registrar and then a senior registrar in haematology at Manchester Royal Infirmary. In 1977 he was appointed as a consultant haematologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary and the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) in Manchester. In 1980 he moved to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and the NBTS in Lancaster. He was a fellow of Manchester Medical Society.

In 1970 he married Patricia Ann Gorst née Mason, a physiotherapist. They had two sons and a daughter.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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