Lives of the fellows

Keith Wilson Doran

b.21 January 1957 d.14 April 2014
BSc St And(1977) MB ChB Manch(1980) Dip Pall Med Wales(1995) FRCP(2006)

Keith Wilson Doran was lead clinician for cancer services in Barnsley. He was born in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, the son of Thomas Wilson Doran, a bank manager, and Shirley Margaret Eleanor Doran, an art teacher. He was educated at the Methodist College, Belfast, and went on to study at the University of St Andrews and the University of Manchester. He qualified in 1980.

He was a house officer in Manchester and Doncaster, and then a senior house officer at Leicester Royal Infirmary. From 1982 to 1985 he was a GP trainee in Doncaster, and then a GP principal at the Kingthorne Group Practice, Doncaster, until 1994. From 1995 to 1999 he was a part-time medical adviser to Doncaster Health Authority and a consultant in primary care development. From 1995 to 2002 he was a consultant in palliative medicine in Doncaster and at the Bassetlaw Cancer Unit (part-time until March 1999). In 2003 he was appointed as lead clinician for cancer services in Barnsley.

He was a member of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland and the European Association for Palliative Care.

Outside medicine he enjoyed skiing and walking.

In 2004 he married Gill Harding, a GP. He had five children.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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