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Biographical entry Shaldon, Cyril (1927 - 2008)

MB BChir Cambridge 1951; FRCS 1955; MChir 1959; MD Bristol 1962.

23 August 1927
3 November 2008


Cyril Shaldon was a consultant urologist at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. After preclinical studies at Cambridge, Shaldon joined the Westminster Medical School for his clinical work, qualifying in 1951.

He was a surgical registrar at St James' Hospital, Balham, a Rockefeller fellow at the Mayo Clinic, and a senior lecturer at the London Hospital and at Bristol, where he worked with Robert Milnes Walker. He was appointed as a Hunterian Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons, and gave his lecture 'Dynamic aspects of portal hypertension' in March 1962.

In 1964 he became a consultant urologist in Exeter and carried out the first renal transplant in the south west in 1969.

He took early retirement from the NHS at the age of 60, but continued to operate for some time in private practice.

His main interest outside surgery was golf. Sadly, he developed progressive dementia. He died on 3 November 2008, aged 81, in a nursing home. He was survived by his wife Dorothy.

Harold Ellis

The Royal College of Surgeons of England