Lives of the fellows

Sean Timothy McCarthy

b.8 August 1944 d.8 August 2016
BM BCh Oxon MRCP(1973) FRCP(1984)

Sean Timothy McCarthy was a consultant physician in geriatric medicine and general medicine in Oxford. He was born in Torquay, the son of Terence Francis McCarthy, a consultant physician, and Joan Stoodley McCarthy née Morgan. He was educated at Marlborough School and went on to University College, Oxford and St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School.

He was a senior house physician to the professorial unit in Oxford, then a medical registrar at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff and subsequently a senior medical registrar in geriatric medicine and general medicine for the Oxfordshire Area Health Authority. He was then appointed to his consultant post, serving the John Radcliffe Hospital, Radcliffe Infirmary, Longworth Hospital and Thame and Watlington Community hospitals.

He wrote papers on diabetes, cardiac dysrhythmias and electrolytes and diuretics, among other topics. He also edited Peripheral vascular disease in the elderly Edinburgh, Churchill Livingstone, 1983.

He enjoyed fishing and played rugby for his college and hospital.

In 1966 he married Gail Lloyd, the daughter of a solicitor. They had a daughter, Helen, a son, Liam, and five grandchildren – Abigail, Max, Rosie, Becky and Jasmine. He died from a head injury following a fall down stairs.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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