Browse Fellows


www Lives

Biographical entry Grimley, Ronald Patrick (1946 - 2005)

MRCS and FRCS 1976; MB ChB Birmingham 1969; MSc 1972; FRCS Edinburgh 1975; LRCP 1976.

21 February 1946
Birmingham, UK
26 September 2005
General surgeon and Vascular surgeon


Ron Grimley was born in Birmingham on 21 February 1946 and was educated at grammar school in Small Health and Birmingham University. After junior posts, mainly at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, he was a lecturer on the surgical unit under Sir Geoffrey Slaney. He was appointed vascular and general surgeon to the Dudley Health Authority in 1983, where he developed a busy vascular and endocrine practice, as well as a special interest in melanoma of the lower limb. He published extensively and was a keen teacher of young surgeons. He was an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Intercollegiate Board, and a member of the Specialist Accreditation Committee in General Surgery and the first clinical sub-dean. He was a prime mover in the foundation of the undergraduate teaching centre which was opened and named after him on 14 March 2006. He died from a myocardial infarct on 26 September 2005. He was married to Penny and they had three children.

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 2006 332 671].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England