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Biographical entry Mishrick, Abdullah Shukry (1928 - 2006)

BSc King Fuad I University 1944; MB BCh 1950; FACS 1961; FRCS Canada 1969; FRCS 1970; FICS 1971; FASAS 1970; MD.

28 November 1928
26 February 2006
General surgeon


Abdallah Shukry Mishrick was a senior consultant surgeon at Syosset and Plainview hospitals on Long Island, New York. He was born in Lebanon on 28 November 1928, the son of Shukry Abdallah Mishrick, a doctor, and Matilda Mishrick née Fernainy. He was educated at the English Mission College, Cairo, Egypt, where he won several prizes, including the Lord Killearn prize for science. He went on to study medicine at Kasr Al Einy Medical School in Cairo, where he won a gold medal in physiology. He gained a BSc in 1944 and his MB BCh in 1950.

He emigrated to the United States, where he trained in surgery. During the late 1950s he carried out part of his training at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, Long Island. He remained on the island, and worked for the North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System for the rest of his career. In 1997 he became senior vice president for medical affairs at North Shore-LIJ Health System's Syosset Hospital, and subsequently at Plainview Hospital. In 2005 he was appointed to the North Shore-LIJ Health System's board of trustees.

He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons and the American Society of Abdominal Surgeons. He gained his FRCS in 1970.

Outside medicine, he enjoyed tennis, upland and water fowl shooting and big game hunting. He also collected stamps; he was one of the leading specialists of Egyptian stamps in the world. He was a member of the Royal Philatelic Society of London and the Collectors Club of New York.

In 1952 he married Ruth Ernestine Jamal. They had two daughters, Orianna and Shareen, and a son, Shukre. Abdallah Shukry Mishrick died on 26 February 2006, aged 77. He was survived by his second wife, Jacqueline, and his daughters and son.

Sarah Gillam

Sources used to compile this entry: [The New York Times Deaths: Mishrick, Abdallah S, MD - accessed 2 October 2014].

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