Browse Fellows


www Lives

Biographical entry Schofield, Graham Edward (1923 - 2010)

FRCS 1952; MB BS London 1945.

23 December 1923
London, UK
13 February 2010
Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, Scotland
General surgeon


Graham Schofield was a consultant general surgeon in Lanarkshire. He was born on 23 December 1923 in Wandsworth, London, and was educated at Highfield Preparatory and Emmanuel School, before going to University College London to study medicine. He graduated at the age of 21 and was appointed as a house surgeon to Grey Turner at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith. He then joined the RAFVR for three years and was posted to Coningsby, and then to Palestine during the troubles, with the rank of squadron leader.

On demobilisation in 1949, he completed a series of surgical registrar posts in Leicester, before becoming a registrar in the department of thoracic surgery at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh. After passing the FRCS, he became a senior registrar in general surgery at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow, from which he was seconded to Charles Rob at St Mary's Hospital to study vascular surgery, returning to Glasgow to set up a vascular surgery unit.

He was appointed as a consultant surgeon in general surgery at Law Hospital in Lanarkshire in 1964. In 1966, he was seconded by Glasgow University to the University of East Africa to take charge of the teaching of surgery at the extension of the Makerere Medical School in Nairobi for three months, and while there spent time with the flying doctor service to help reduce the load of the missionary doctors. He retired in 1988.

His hobbies included hill-walking and gardening, and he landscaped the garden of his house in the foothills of the Cairngorms on Speyside. He took an active interest in the Christian Medical Fellowship over many years and was an elder in his church until he became ill with a neurological illness in 1997. He married Anne Davies, a medical graduate of Edinburgh University. They had two daughters, one of whom graduated in medicine, the other in biochemistry. He died in Newton Mearns on 13 February 2010.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information from Anne Schofield].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England