Lives of the fellows

Alasdair David Malcolm

b.10 July 1945 d.23 March 2010
MB BS Lond(1968) MRCS LRCP(1968) MRCP(1971) MSc University of Western Ontario(1975) FRCPC(1975) FRCP(1985) MD Lond(1987)

Alasdair David Malcolm was a principal clinical research physician at Glaxo. He was born in Paisley, Scotland, the son of Thomas Malcolm, an analytical chemist, and Flora Robertson Malcolm née Barlow, a housewife. He was educated at Sir Roger Manwood’s School in Sandwich, Kent, and then went on to study medicine at Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London.

He was a house physician at the Middlesex Hospital and a house surgeon at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon. He then spent a year in Canada, on the medical resident postgraduate training program in internal medicine at the University of Western Ontario. He returned to the UK, becoming a registrar at the London Hospital.

In 1973 he went Canada once again, becoming a chief resident in medicine at the University Hospital, in London, Ontario. From 1974 to 1975 he was a Canadian Heart Foundation research fellow in the department of biophysics, faculty of medicine, University of Western Ontario.

In 1976 he returned to Britain, as a Kleinwort research fellow in the cardiac department of St Thomas’ Hospital, London. From 1978 he was a consultant physician at Airedale Hospital, Keighley, West Yorkshire, and an honorary consultant in the regional cardiac centre, Killingbeck Hospital, Leeds. He subsequently became a principal research physician at Glaxo, and was also a part-time honorary associate consultant in cardiology at St George’s Hospital, London.

Outside medicine he was interested in sailing and model engineering. He was a member of the Christian Medical Fellowship.

In 1968 he married Margaret Joy Frampton, a nurse. They had two sons.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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