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Biographical entry Thomas, Andrew Philip (1951 - 2009)

MB BChir Cambridge 1976; FRCS 1980; FRCS Edin 1986.

12 August 2009
Orthopaedic surgeon


Andrew Philip Thomas was a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Wolverhampton. He was educated at Dulwich College, where his father was a housemaster, and then Selwyn College, Cambridge, and St Thomas' Medical School.

After qualifying in 1976, he trained in surgery, mainly at St Mary's Hospital, London. He subsequently went to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, as a registrar and a senior registrar. He then spent six months in Toronto, Canada.

In 1990 he was appointed as a consultant surgeon in Wolverhampton, concentrating on upper limb surgery. He also taught postgraduates, introducing teaching sessions and supervising audit and research projects. He retired early, in 2007, due to ill health.

Outside medicine, he was interested in sports, initially hockey and then golf.

Andrew Philip Thomas died on 12 August 2009 from motor neurone disease. He was survived by his wife Marianne and children Arthur and Florence.

Sarah Gillam

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 2010 340 1552].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England