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Biographical entry Chawla, Jagdish Chandra (1934? - 2013)

MB BS Osmania 1956; FRCS 1965; MD Bristol 1973.

16 January 2013
Rehabilitation specialist and Spinal Surgeon


Jagdish Chandra Chawla was consultant in charge of the rehabilitation and spinal injuries department at Rookwood Hospital, Cardiff. He studied medicine at Osmania College, Hyderabad, qualifying MB BS in 1956. He gained his FRCS in 1965.

Prior to his appointment at Rookwood Hospital, he was an associate professor of surgery at the University of Malaya, a senior registrar in neurosurgery at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, and deputy director of the Avon stroke unit, also at Frenchay Hospital.

He was a member of the International Medical Society of Paraplegia and the author of papers on urinary tract infections in spinal cord injuries.

Jagdish Chandra Chawla died on 16 January 2013. He was 79. He was survived by his widow Maureen.

Sarah Gillam

The Royal College of Surgeons of England