Lives of the fellows

Susan Elizabeth Jean Young

b.3 March 1935 d.6 January 2014
BA Dubl(1955) MB BCh BAO(1958) DCH(1961) MRCP(1971) Dip Bact(1973) FRCP(1986)

Susan Elizabeth Jean Young was a specialist in community medicine (epidemiology) at the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, Public Health Laboratory Service, London. She was born in Karachi, the daughter of William McWilliam Young, a banker, and Agnes Freda Young née Beckett. She was educated at Newtown School, Waterford, Eire, and then went on to Trinity College, Dublin to study medicine.

She qualified MB BCh BAO in 1958. She held house posts at Adelaide Hospital in Dublin and at the Royal Free Hospital in London, where she went on to become a registrar in infectious diseases. She then joined the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre.

She gained her MRCP in 1971 and was elected to the fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 1986.

She suffered a cerebral bleed from a previously undiagnosed arteriovenous malformation in June 2013 and died in January 2014.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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