Lives of the fellows

Malcolm MacIver

b.24 July 1948 d.9 July 2010
MB ChB Liverpool(1971) MRCP(1976) MD(1981) FRCP(1994)

Malcolm MacIver was a consultant physician in respiratory medicine at Ormskirk Hospital, Lancashire. Born in Earls Court, London, he was always proud of his origins and remained a loyal Arsenal fan even though he spent most of his career on Merseyside. He was the son of Jack Malcolm, a civil servant, and his wife, Winifred Matilda. Educated at Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith, he studied medicine at Liverpool University and Liverpool Hospital.

After qualifying in 1971, he did house jobs at Sefton General Hospital until 1978, when he was appointed a Wellcome research fellow for two years and gained his MD in the department of pharmacology at Liverpool University. He then became a senior registrar at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and, in 1982, was appointed a consultant physician to the Ormskirk Hospital.

At Ormskirk he developed the electrophysiology department and the liverfunction assessment service. He also held clinical managerial responsibilities in the medical unit and the drugs and therapeutics committee, continuing this function after the trust merged with Southport Hospital.

In his spare time he was a badminton instructor.

He married a nurse, Kathryn Mary (‘Kate’), in 1972, and they had three daughters and a son. When he died as a result of a fall at his home, Kate survived him together with their children, one of whom is a consultant physician.

RCP editor

[BMJ 2010 341 5442 - accessed 1 May 2015]

(Volume XII, page web)

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