Lives of the fellows

John Emery Ellis

b.6 June 1943 d.26 April 2010
MB ChB Manch(1966) DCH(1968) MRCP(1971) FRCP(1985) FRCPCH(1997)

John Emery Ellis was a consultant paediatrician in Bolton, Lancashire. Born in Manchester, he was the son of James Emery, an assistant education officer, and his wife, Ruth. Educated at William Hulme Grammar School in Manchester, he studied medicine at Manchester University and the Manchester Royal Infirmary.

After house jobs in Birmingham, he became a paediatric registrar in Leeds, followed by a post as a tutor in child health in Manchester. He was subsequently a senior paediatric registrar at Booth Hall in Manchester.

Appointed a consultant paediatrician in Scunthorpe, South Humberside in 1971, he stayed there for 10 years before moving to Bolton. Some of his principal papers were on Wolman disease, ectodermal dysplasia and fetomaternal transfusion.

He devoted much of his spare time to the National Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital (NAWCH) – now Action for Sick Children. He also loved music.

In 1971 he married Mary Theresa (Tessa) who was a nurse and they had one daughter. When he died, Tessa survived him.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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