Lives of the fellows

Roland Geoffrey Gibbs

b.22 June 1923 d.17 October 2015
MB BChir Cantab(1948) MRCS LRCP(1948) MRCP(1954) FRCP(1974)

Roland Geoffrey Gibbs (known as Ronnie) was a consultant physician at Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. He was the son of Geoffrey Gibbs, a farmer, and Edith Sophia Barber, the daughter of a bookseller, and was educated at Norwich School and Gresham’s School. He went on to study at Cambridge University and St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School. He qualified in 1948.

He was a casualty officer and house officer at St Thomas’ Hospital, and then a house physician at Brompton Hospital. From 1952 to 1954 he was a medical registrar at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey. He then became a medical registrar at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

In 1956 he was appointed as a senior hospital medical officer at Lowestoft Hospital, becoming a consultant physician there in 1963. From 1967 he was a consultant physician to Great Yarmouth hospitals.

Outside medicine he was interested in farming and enjoyed yachting.

In 1948 he married Joan Margaret Wiles. They had a daughter, Caroline, and three sons, Jeremy, Jonathan and Sam, and nine grandchildren.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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