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William Hugh ISBISTER

MB ChB (VUMan) 1958, MD (VUMan) 1964, FRCS (Edin) 1966, FRACS 1975

Born Manchester 7 Apr 1934

Bill Isbister

Educated at Kingsmoor School, Glossop, Derbyshire

HS / HP, Manchester Royal Infirmary 1958 - 1959

Demonstrator in Anatomy, University of Manchester 1959 - 1961

Geigy Research Fellow in Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary 1961 - 1962

Rotating SHO in Surgery, including Casualty, Manchester Royal Infirmary 1962 - 1963

Clinical Assistant in Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary 1963 - 1964

RSO, Park Hospital, Davyhulme 1965 - 1967

Senior Surgical Registrar to the Manchester Regional Hospital Board, Salford Royal Hospital and the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (Mr T Stewart Heslop) 1967 - 1969

Research Fellow in Surgery and John M Wilson Memorial Scholar, Cleveland Clinic Foundation 1969 - 1970 (Drs G Crile Jr and Rupert Turnbull Jr)

Senior Surgical Registrar to the Manchester Regional Hospital Board, Professorial Surgical Unit, Manchester Royal Infirmary (Professors A M Boyd and I E Gillespie) 1970 - 1971

photograph courtesy William Isbister

Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Queensland, Brisbane 1872 - 1975 (Professor W Burnett)

Foundation Professor of Surgery and Chairman, University Department of Surgery, Wellington School of Medicine 1975 - 1990

Deputy Dean, Wellington School of Medicine 1985 - 1989

Senior Specialist Colorectal Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1975 - 1990

Chairman, Department of Surgery, Wellington Hospital 1981 - 1988 and 1989 - 1990

Chairman, Department of Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 1990 - 1998

Senior Distinguished Consultant, Department of Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 1998 - 2001

Senior Specialist Colorectal Surgeon, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 1990 - 2001

In his 'retirement' William, with his wife Magdalena, has embarked on detailed research into the history of thimbles and they have published a number of books on the subject. 

 

Last updated 30 October 2016.