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Biographical entry Tucker, Antony Gower (1947 - 2013)

MB ChB Sheffield 1972; FRCS 1977.

12 December 1947
8 February 2013
ENT surgeon and Otorhinolaryngolologist


Antony Gower Tucker was a consultant otorhinolaryngologist at Bradford Royal Infirmary and an honorary senior lecturer at Leeds University. He was born on 12 December 1947 and studied medicine at Sheffield Medical School, qualifying MB ChB in 1972 and gaining his FRCS in 1977.

Before he was appointed to his consultant post he was a registrar for the Avon Area Health Authority and honorary tutor in otolaryngology at the University of Bristol between 1975 and 1977. He then became a senior registrar in Liverpool and a lecturer at the University of Liverpool.

He had a particular interest in voice disorders, benign head and neck surgery, and otology, including bone-anchored hearing devices. He was a member of the British Voice Association and the North of England Otolargyngology Society.

For two weeks every year he and his team worked in Bangladesh's only ENT hospital. With his wife, Sheila Webb, a director of public health and a GP, he set up a charity, Digdeep for Bangladesh, to raise funds for the project and to sponsor Bangladeshi medics to go to Bradford to study.

Antony Gower Tucker died on 8 February 2013. He was 65. He was survived by his wife and family.

Sarah Gillam

Sources used to compile this entry: [West Yorkshire ENT Surgeons Antony Tucker - accessed 15 April 2015; BBC News 18 February 2006 Improving hearing in Bangladesh - accessed 15 April 2015; ..digdeep for bangladesh.. - accessed 15 April 2015].

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