Lives of the fellows

Vivian Michael Leveaux

b.20 September 1922 d.3 January 2016
MRCS LRCP(1945) MB BS Lond(1945) MD(1948) MRCP(1948) FRCP(1969)

Vivian Michael Leveaux was a consultant physician in Derby. He was born in Hampstead, London. His father, Montague Vivian Ellis Leveaux, was a company director; his mother, Maud Leveaux née Stevens, was the daughter of a tin mining engineer. He was educated at Arnold House School and Westminster, and went on to study medicine at Westminster Hospital Medical School. He qualified in 1945.

He was a house physician at Westminster Hospital in July 1945 and then a house surgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street. In 1946, he was a senior resident medical officer at Westminster Hospital. After two years, he became a house physician at the Brompton Hospital and at Great Ormond Street. In April 1949, he was a medical registrar in the department of neurosurgery, St George’s Hospital. A year later, he returned to Westminster Hospital, as a senior medical registrar.

In April 1955, he was appointed as a senior medical registrar at the Arthur Stanley Institute of the Middlesex Hospital, and became a clinical research assistant to the cardiac department there in May 1956. From May 1957, he was a senior medical registrar at the Gordon Hospital. In November 1958, he was appointed as a consultant physician at Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby.

He gained his MRCP in 1948 (and an MD in the same year) and his FRCP in 1969. He was a member of the British Cardiac Society.

In 1951 he married Barbara Eve Brigstocke Powell. They had two sons and two daughters.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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