Lives of the fellows

Samir Kumar Chatterjee

b.1 October 1939 d.23 July 2016
BSc Calcutta(1958) MB BS(1965) MRCP(1976) FRCP(1994)

Samir Kumar Chatterjee was a consultant in the care of older people in Scarborough and Whitby. He was born in Calcutta, India. His father, Sukumar Chatterjee, was an office clerk; his mother, Maya Chatterjee, was a housewife. He was educated at Sailendra Sircar Vidyalaya, Calcutta, a Bengali medium school, and then studied zoology and botany at Calcutta University, gaining a first class BSc degree. He then trained as a doctor at Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College, Calcutta, qualifying in 1965.

He held junior posts in Calcutta before going to the UK. He was a senior house officer in geriatrics at St Alfege’s Hospital, Greenwich from 1967 to 1969, and then a senior house officer in general medicine at Ramsgate Hospital, Kent until 1971. He was subsequently a registrar in general medicine at Kettering Hospital for three years and at Horton General Hospital in Banbury for another two.

In 1977 he returned to India for a year as a medical officer in the gastroenterology department of the Calcutta Medical Research Institute. He returned to the UK and from 1979 to 1981 was a senior registrar in geriatric medicine in Clwyd, North Wales. He was then appointed to his consultant post at Scarborough Hospital. At Scarborough he developed the Parkinson’s disease and movement disorder clinic.

Outside medicine he enjoyed travelling, watching cricket, reading and photography. He was survived by his widow Aparna Chatterjee, whom he married in 1965, and their two daughters.

RCP editor

[BMJ 2016 354 4395 – accessed 6 September 2018]

(Volume XII, page web)

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