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Biographical entry Simkin, Eric Philip (1927 - 2012)

MB BChir 1952; MChir 1967; FRCS 1960.

9 September 1927
25 January 2012
General surgeon


Eric Philip Simkin was a consultant surgeon at Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He attended Jesus College, Cambridge, where he studied medicine, qualifying in 1952.

He was an accident officer at Middlesex Hospital, London, and then a surgical registrar at Liverpool Royal Infirmary. Prior to his appointment as a consultant in 1978, he was a senior surgical registrar for the Liverpool Regional Health Board.

He specialised in anorectal surgery, and opened a specialist clinic at Sefton General Hospital and then at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

He retired in 1992 and subsequently held a number of locum positions.

He died on 25 January 2012, in his 85th year, and was survived by his wife Marilyn, two children and three grandchildren.

Sarah Gillam

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 2012 344 3384].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England