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Biographical entry Jeffs, John Victor (1928 - 2007)

MB BS London 1951; MRCS LRCP 1951; FRCS 1959.

23 April 1928
Tredegar, Gwent
23 September 2007
Plastic surgeon


John Jeffs was a consultant plastic surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital, London. He was born in Tredegar, Gwent, where his father, Victor Henry Jeffs, was the local butcher. His mother was Ivy Elizabeth Jeffs née Lewis. He went to Lewis School in Pengam. His medical training was at Guy's Hospital, where he benefitted from the teaching of James Whillis (anatomy) and Samuel Wass (surgery).

He qualified 1951 then did his National Service as a captain in the RAMC and spent much of his time in Korea and Japan. He passed his FRCS in 1959 and went on to train in plastic surgery. He was appointed as a consultant in plastic surgery to Charing Cross Hospital, Westminster Hospital, Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton, and St George's Hospital.

He published articles on plastic and hand surgery and was on the council of the Medical Protection Society from 1952 to 1990. He commented that he had a very satisfying professional life as a 'service surgeon'.

His hobbies were fencing and shooting.

In 1955 he married Margaret Lewis and they had one daughter, Jennifer. John Victor Jeffs died on 23 September 2007. He was 79.

Brian Morgan

The Royal College of Surgeons of England