Lives of the fellows

Zarrar Mahmood Malik

b.17 March 1956 d.12 October 2009
MB BS Punjab(1980) MRCP(1989) FRCP(2002)

Zarrar Mahmood Malik was a consultant cardiologist in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Born in Kotli, in the district of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, he was the son of Mohammad Yousaf Khan Malik, a barrister, and his wife, Hameeda Begum. He studied medicine at Nishtar Medical College, Multan, Punjab University and Nishtar Medical College Hospital. When he qualified in 1980, he did house jobs at Nishtar Medical College Hospital, Pakistan. In 1982 he came to the UK and was a house officer at Luton and Dunstable Hospital for two years, followed by a year at Bassetlaw District General Hospital in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

In 1987 he was appointed registrar in general medicine, geriatrics and gastroenterology at Hillingdon Hospital in Uxbridge, and he stayed there for two years before taking up a similar post at the City General Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent. Eventually he began to specialise in cardiology and joined the Regional Cardiac Centre in Stoke, where he stayed until 1992. After six months as a senior registrar at Peterborough District General Hospital, he moved to Saudi Arabia, where he was a consultant physician and cardiologist at the Prince Abdullan Bin Abdulaziz Hospital in Bisha. Leaving there in 1993, he moved to the Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre in the Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, where he stayed until he was appointed consultant invasive cardiologist at the Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre and the King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard Hospital, Riyadh in 2000.

He enjoyed playing squash, swimming and going to the gym. In 1987 he married Saleem, who was a secretary, and they had two sons. When he died, Saleem and their children survived him.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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