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Biographical entry Wells, Meher Derek (1937 - 2011)

MB BS Osmania 1960; FRCSI 1968; FRCS 1970; MD London 1992.

Hyderabad, India
24 May 2011
ENT surgeon


Meher Derek Wells was a consultant ENT surgeon in Canterbury and Thanet, and a research fellow at the Institute of Laryngology and Otology, London. She was born Meher Mehta in Hyderabad, India, in 1937. She studied medicine at Osmania Medical College and qualified MB BS in 1960.

After going to the UK, she was a senior house officer in otorhinolaryngology at the Royal Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London, and a registrar at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, West Middlesex Hospital, Isleworth, and at Great Ormond Street. She then became a senior registrar and later a locum consultant at University College Hospital, London. She was subsequently appointed as a consultant in Canterbury and Thanet, Kent. She was also a research fellow in pathology at the Institute of Laryngology and Otology in London.

She gained her fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and of England in 1968 and 1970 respectively, and, in 1992, was awarded an MD for her work on neonatal temporal bone development and pathology.

She was a devout Parsi Zoroastrian. She was married twice. Her first husband died of renal failure, and she then married Derek Wells, a haematologist.

Meher Derek Wells died on 24 May 2011.

Sarah Gillam

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 2011 343 6747].

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