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Leo James WALKER

MB ChB (NZ) 1951, FRCS (Eng) 1958, FRACS 1959

Born Wellington 4 Dec 1926                                Died Lower Hutt 16 Oct 2012

Jim Walker

Educated at St Patrick's College, Wellington

HS, Wellington and Hutt Hospitals 1952

HS, Whakatane Hospital 1953 - 1954

Surgical Registrar, Wellington Hospital 1955

Surgical Registrar, Mt Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex 1956 - 1957. Worked with Ian Durden-Smith (general surgeon), Ivor Griffiths (urologist), Sir Ralph Marnham (general surgeon), and Mr Shorter (general surgeon)

Senior Surgical Registrar, Whipps Cross Hospital 1958, working with Mr Joseph, a full-time surgeon noted for his speed (40min gastrectomies)

Senior Surgical Registrar, Hutt Hospital 1959 - 1961

Senior Admitting and Casualty Medical Officer, Wellington Hospital 1962

Clinical Assistant, Wellington Hospital 1963, doing research into acute pancreatitis; associated with Ian Prior, and attached to the Dick Orgias firm

Visiting Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1965 - 1978

Visiting Surgeon, Hutt Hospital 1978 - 1987

Visiting Surgeon, Home of Compassion 1963 - 1990

Medical Superintendent, Home of Compassion 1990 - 1999

photograph courtesy Jim Walker
Last updated 30 October 2016.