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Biographical entry Reading, Alexander David (1965 - 2011)

MB ChB Glasgow 1990; FRCS 1994; MD Leicester 2001.

9 September 1965
15 June 2011
Orthopaedic surgeon and Trauma surgeon


Alexander Reading was a consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon at Spire South Bank Hospital, Worcester, Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, and the joint clinic in Droitwich. He studied medicine in Glasgow, qualifying MB ChB in 1990. He gained his FRCS in 1994.

He was a specialist registrar in orthopaedic surgery in the west of Scotland, and then held a clinical research fellowship in Leicester.

In 2002 he was appointed to his consultant post. He specialised in hip and knee replacement surgery, and published papers on hip replacement, particularly on the prevention of infection. He was a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Orthopaedic Research Society and the British Hip Society.

In his spare time he was an assistant coach for a boys' football team, and played cricket, tennis and golf.

Alexander Reading committed suicide on 15 June 2011, aged 45. He was survived by his wife Sarah, a former nurse, and sons Jonny and Wils.

Sarah Gillam

Sources used to compile this entry: [Worcester News 21 June 2011; Evesham Journal 29 September 2011].

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