Lives of the fellows

Samuel Hagan Annobil

b.2 June 1938 d.27 November 2012
MB ChB St And(1966) DCH Lond(1970) DObst(1970) MRCP(1973) MD Dundee(1981) FRCP(1991) FRCP Edin

Samuel Hagan Annobil was a professor of paediatrics at the King Saud University of Medicine, Abha, Saudi Arabia. He was born in Kumasi, Ghana, the son of Jonah Abraham Annobil, a writer, and Mabel Bassila Annobil née Abban, a teacher. He was educated at Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast, Ghana. He then studied medicine at St Andrews University in Scotland, qualifying in 1966.

From 1968 to 1971, he was a senior house officer in paediatrics and then in dermatology at Northampton General Hospital. He returned to Ghana, and in 1974 became a senior registrar at the University of Ghana Medical School, Accra. From 1976 to 1980, he was a lecturer, and then, from 1980 to 1982, a senior lecturer and consultant paediatrician. In 1981 he gained his MD from the University of Dundee.

In 1982 he emigrated to the Middle East. He was a consultant paediatrician at the Aljazeira Hospital, Abudhabi, United Arab Emirates, until 1985, and then became an associate professor and consultant paediatrician at the King Saud University College of Medicine, Abha. In 1994 he was appointed as a professor.

He was a member of the British Paediatric Association and the Ghana Medical Association.

Outside medicine, he was interested in painting, gardening and music.

In 1968 he married Wilhelmina Jemima Dennis, a catering officer. They had three children – Kobena Lloyd, Amba Mabel and Aba Alberta.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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