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Biographical entry Paes, Trevor Rudrah Franco (1953 - 2014)

BSc London 1973; MB BS 1978; MRCS LRCP 1978; FRCS 1983; MS 1989.

10 January 1953
Dar es Salaam
27 September 2014
General surgeon and Vascular surgeon


Trevor Rudrah Franco Paes was a consultant surgeon for the Hillingdon and Mount Vernon NHS Trust. He was born in Dar es Salaam in East Africa. His father was personal physician to the statesman Julius Nyerere; his mother was minister of education. Paes studied chemistry at Imperial College, London, and gained a first-class BSc degree in 1973. He went on to study medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School and qualified in 1978.

He held house posts at Barts, including working with Martin Birnstingl. In 1983 he gained his FRCS and in 1989 his MS.

He was a general and vascular surgeon at Hillingdon, Mount Vernon, Bishops Wood, Clementine Churchill and Harefield hospitals. He also established his own private practice. He became an expert at surgical interventions for excessive sweating and blushing.

Outside medicine, he enjoyed chess, looking after his dog and gardening. He died on 24 September 2014 aged 61 after experiencing a ruptured aortic valve and was survived by his two children, Sebastian and Olivia.

Sarah Gillam

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 2014 349 6321 - accessed 10 December 2016; Queen Mary University of London BATLAA Alumni Remembered - accessed 10 December 2016].

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