Lives of the fellows

John Mackinnon

b.19 April 1922 d.18 May 2016
MB ChB Sheffield(1945) MRCP(1950) MD(1954) FRCP(1968)

John Mackinnon was a consultant cardiologist in Birmingham. He was born in Sheffield, the son of James Mackinnon, a general practitioner, and Irene Mackinnon née Moore, the daughter of a Methodist minister. He was educated at New College, Harrogate, and Shrewsbury School. He then studied medicine at Sheffield University, qualifying in 1945 with a medal for his final MB ChB examinations and as the winner of the West Riding Panel Practitioners’ prize. At Sheffield University, he was captain of the football and athletics teams.

He was a house surgeon and house physician in Sheffield and then, from November 1946 to January 1949, carried out his National Service in the RAF as a medical officer with the rank of squadron leader.

From 1949 to April 1952, he was a junior registrar and subsequently a registrar in the department of medicine, Sheffield Royal Hospital. He gained his MRCP in 1950. In 1954, he became a senior registrar in the department of cardiology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, the same year he received his MD.

From November 1958 he was a lecturer in cardiology and an honorary consultant physician at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Manchester University. In October 1960, he was appointed as a consultant cardiologist to the South Warwickshire Group of Hospitals, including Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham.

Outside medicine he enjoyed golf and gardening.

In 1946 he married Ann Isabelle Williams, the daughter of a company director. They had two daughters, one of whom was Heather.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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