Born Christchurch 24 May 1929 Died Wellington 13 Aug 2011
Educated at Stratford High School
HP / HS Auckland Hospital 1955-1956
Postgraduate training in the UK. His initial posting was for 18 months on an orthopaedic run. He then moved to general surgery and urology in Southend.
He then enrolled in a three year training programme at the Institute of Urology in London. For this he was based at St Pauls Hospital but also rotated through the Marsden and the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond St.
At the Hammersmith Hospital Research Unit, working under Geoff Chisholm, Donald focused on renal transplantation.
Admitting and Outpatients Medical Officer Wellington Hospital 1966.
Visiting Urologist, Wellington Hospital 1967 - 1994
He continued work on renal transplantation using an animal model at the Wallaceville Research Unit. Performed the first renal transplantation at Wellington Hospital in 1968.
MO, VD Clinic, Wellington Hospital 1966 - 1971
Head of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Ministry of Defence, Saudi Arabia 1992
Advisor in Urology and Renal Transplantation, Department of Health, Dubai, UAE 1993 - 1995
Visiting Professor of Urology, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman 1993 - 1994
Full-time Senior Urologist, Palmerston North Hospital 1997 - 2002
Member Capital & Coast DHB 2007 - 2011
photograph courtesy Donald Urquhart-Hay