Lives of the fellows

Wyn Vaughan Evans

b.17 March 1947 d.24 March 2010
MB BS Sheffield(1971) MRCP(1976) FRCP(1994)

Wyn Vaughan Evans was a consultant chest physician in Wales. Born in Aberystwyth, he was the son of William Charles Evans, a professor of biochemistry and a fellow of the Royal Society, and his wife, Irene Antice née Woods, who was a research scientist with a PhD in biology and biochemistry. Educated at Friars Grammar School in Bangor, he studied medicine at the University of Sheffield Medical School and the Royal Hospital Sheffield from 1966 to 1971.

After qualifying, he did house jobs in Barnsley and Sheffield from 1972 to 1974 and then moved to Llandough Hospital in Penarth, where he was a registrar in medicine for three years. Moving to Prescot, Merseyside, he became senior registrar in medicine at the Whiston Hospital from 1979 until 1981, when he joined the staff of the Ipswich Hospital as a senior registrar in respiratory medicine. In 1984 he returned to Wales as a consultant in respiratory medicine at the chest clinic of the Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, where he later became clinical director for medicine.

He published principally on the topic of bronchodilators in asthma and bronchitis.

In 2002 he took early retirement in order to spend more time on projects on his small holding in the Brecon Beacons and he continued planting trees and improving the wildlife habitats on the farm long after he was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2008. He loved music – he played the cello – and the study of natural history.

He married Anne Llwellyn-Morgan in 1978; she was also a medical practitioner. They had two sons and a daughter. He was survived by Anne, their children and his mother.

RCP editor

[BMJ 2010 341 4133 - accessed 30 April 2015]

(Volume XII, page web)

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