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Biographical entry Calder, Stuart James (1962 - 2014)

MB ChB Bristol 1986; FRCS 1990; FRCS (Orth) 1996; MD Leicester 1997.

8 September 1962
26 October 2014
Hip surgeon, Knee surgeon, Orthopaedic surgeon and Trauma surgeon


Stuart Calder was a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Leeds. He studied medicine at Bristol University, qualifying MB ChB in 1986.

He trained as a surgeon in Bristol, London and Yorkshire, and then spent two years carrying out research in Leicester, working with Paul Gregg. He was awarded his MD in 1997. He returned to Yorkshire for his orthopaedic training. From 1997 to 1998 he spent a year in Brisbane, Australia, on a fellowship in knee surgery, working with Peter Myers.

In 1998 he was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Leeds General Infirmary, specialising in hip and knee surgery. He was also an honorary senior lecturer at Leeds University Medical School.

In 1990 he married Clare. They had two daughters and two sons. Stuart Calder died in a surfing accident in the sea off Cornwall on 26 October 2014. He had been trying to rescue a group of teenagers who had got into difficulties. He was 52.

Sarah Gillam

Sources used to compile this entry: [Journal of Trauma and Orthopaedics Vol 3 Issue 1 March 2015 - accessed 16 December 2016; The Independent 28 October 2014 - accessed 16 December 2016; The Telegraph 28 October 2014 - accessed 16 December 2016].

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