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Biographical entry Williams, Carl John (1967 - 2006)

BSc London 1989; MB BS 1992; FRCS Edin 1997; FRCS 1998.

18 December 1967
4 December 2006
Orthopaedic surgeon


Carl John Williams was a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester. He studied medicine at University College London, gaining a BSc in medical microbiology in 1989 and qualifying MB BS in 1992. He was a senior house officer in general surgery at Blackpool, and then a clinical lecturer and specialist registrar in orthopaedic surgery in Manchester. He became a fellow of the Edinburgh College in 1997 and of the London College in 1998.

Outside medicine, he enjoyed snowboarding, mountain biking and windsurfing.

Carl Williams died on 4 December 2006, aged just 38, following a five-year struggle with a melanoma and subsequent multiple metastases.

Sarah Gillam

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 2007 334 959].

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