Lives of the fellows

Paul Jenkins

b.11 March 1951 d.? July 2013
MRCS LRCP(1974) MB BS Lond(1974) MRCP(1976) FRCP(1995)

Paul Jenkins was a consultant general physician at East Surrey Hospital with an interest in thoracic medicine. He was born in Llwynypia, Glamorgan, Wales, the son of Carey William Ambrose Jenkins, an engineer and surveyor, and Olive Elizabeth Jenkins. He was educated at Chosen Hill School, Churchdown, Gloucestershire, and then went on to study medicine at King’s College, London. In 1974 he gained his MRCS LRCP with the Handcock prize and his MB BS with a distinction in surgery.

He was a house physician at St George’s Hospital, London, and then a house surgeon at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey. From 1975 to 1976 he was a senior house officer on the medicine rotation at Whittington Hospital, London. He then became a senior house officer at the Brompton Hospital. From 1976 to 1977 he was a lecturer in histopathology at Middlesex Hospital. He spent the next three years as a medical registrar at the Royal Free Hospital. From 1980 to 1982, he was a medical senior registrar at the Brompton and Westminster hospitals. In 1982 he was appointed to his consultant post at East Surrey Hospital. He was a member of the British Thoracic Society.

At the time of his election to the fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 1995 he listed golf, mountain walking and dinghy sailing and racing as his interests. He had previously played rugby and cricket for his medical school.

In 1977 he married Elaine Margaret Jenkins, a general practitioner. They had a son, Huw, and a daughter, Bethan.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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