Lives of the fellows

Leslie Maurice Kernoff

b.26 March 1942 d.10 September 2012
MB ChB Cape Town(1966) PhD(1970) FCP(SA)(1972) MRCP(1975) FRCP(1989)

Leslie Maurice Kernoff was a consultant haematologist at King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, he was the son of Bernard and Esther Kernoff. After attending Wynberg Boys School, he studied medicine at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH). Qualifying in 1966, he did an internship at GSH and then, from 1968 to 1969, was a fellow in clinical nutrition at the South African Medical Research Council. For three years after that he worked as a registrar in the department of medicine at GSH.

In 1974 he travelled to the UK to continue his training and became a registrar in the department of haematology and the Medical Research Council Leukaemia Unit at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London. He returned to South Africa in 1976 and was appointed consultant haematologist to the GSH where he stayed until 1982. Following that he became part-time consultant haematologist and senior lecturer at the King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban.

President of the South African Society for Haematology from 1984 to 1986, he was also a member of the committee of the faculty of medicine, South African Colleges of Medicine from 1984 onwards and he also became president of the South African College of Physicians.

Outside medicine he enjoyed hiking, photography, listening to music and reading modern history.

In 1970 he married Rosalind Janet (‘Ros’) a remedial teacher. She survived him, together with their two daughters.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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