Lives of the fellows

Mahomed Ahmed Seedat

b.3 November 1933 d.28 October 2009
MB BS Durham(1964) MRCP(1974) FRCP Edin(1991) FRCP(1992)

Mahomed Ahmed Seedat was a senior lecturer at the University of Natal, South Africa. Born in Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa, he was the son of Ahmed Mahomed Seedat and his wife, Ayesha Ahmed. His brother was also medically qualified and became a maxillo-facial surgeon. Educated at Sastri College in Durban, he came to the UK and studied medicine at the University of Durham and the Royal Victorian Infirmary (RVI) Newcastle-upon-Tyne. After qualifying in 1964, he did house jobs at the RVI and in Edinburgh.

In 1975 he returned to South Africa and was appointed a lecturer at the University of Natal, eventually becoming senior physician and senior lecturer. From 1983 he worked in a voluntary capacity as head of the screening programme for diabetes and hypertension in the community in Natal province and he published several papers on cholera, renal failure and hypertension in South Africa. An honorary member of various medical associations, he was also founder member of the Pan African Diabetes Study Group in Harare. He was very concerned about what he perceived as the deteriorating state of academic medicine in his country and actively participated in various concerned organisations.

He married Sarah Bibi in 1965 and they had three children. When he died his wife and family survived him.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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