Memoirs of a Migratory Medic – will be a series of autobiographical sketches from a perambulating physician. After medical school in Liverpool, UK in the 1970s the aspiring doctor achieved his early goal of becoming a partner in a General Practice (Primary Care) in a small market town in the South Midlands. After a number of years, challenges and opportunities, a career move into the pharmaceutical industry beckoned and requiring moves to Southampton and then West London (Kew Gardens). Those migrations were “relatively” straight forward – although domestically costly. The next steps were more ambitious – to North Carolina, Seattle, California, Oregon and eventually Vancouver in Canada’s Beautiful British Columbia before eventually touching down in a small market town again – this time in Southern California. Where next……. Or has the adventure concluded? Watch this space….
- Liverpool, UK – The Undergraduate years at LUMS
Stories of suturing at the Royal Southern Hospital
Working night shifts as an Auxillary Nurse
Pediatric firm with Dr Lewis Rosenbloom at the Myrtle Street Children’s Hospital
Obs & Gynae with Mr Harry Francis at the Women’s Hospital
Locum cover in final year for junior doctor on final Surgical Firm – Broadgreen Hospital
- South Warwickshire – the Junior Doctor years
Stratford Hospital – no surgery on Tuesdays!
Warwick Hospital and the Lakin Road “quarters” – and being on the receiving end of Wisdom Teeth extraction
The Warneford Hospital, Leamington Spa – where I was sic as a parrot……..
Back to Warwick Hospital and my formative years – in Chest Medicine…..
And back to Stratford as “Senior Resident” – the aortic aneurysm; the new carpet & the RSC
- Bidford on Avon – my GP Training Practice
The reprise of the aortic aneurysm
- Charlbury, Oxfordshire – entry in General Practice
A short stint
Living in a caravan
- Evesham, Worcestershire – junior partner & going solo
Friday lunches at The Evesham Hotel
The Evesham & District GP Association
Great Balls of Fire & Gorillas in the Mist
The Asthma Training Center
- Southampton, Hampshire – joining Allen & Hanburys (Glaxo)
The Department of Child Health, Southampton University
Biking in the New Forest & The Isle of Wight!
- Stockley Park, Middlesex – GWUK HQ
Death of a colleague – AIDS and gay medics
The National Heart & Lung Institute – pro bono, but enjoyable
Launch of Seretide – the MIASMA publication
The ERS and the Vasa Museum
- Research Triangle Park, NC – GW R&D and GSK
The dangers of cycling to work in North Carolina
Chapel Hill Town Council
- Bainbridge Island, WA – move to Chiron Corporation
Watching life expectancy for patients with cystic fibrosis double
Emeryville, CA – Chiron HQ
Mountain View, CA – MAP Pharmaceuticals
Emeryville, CA – Adamas Pharmaceuticals – world traveler – Egypt; Ahmedabad; Bangalore; Singapore; Bangkok & back
- Corvallis, OR – AVI BioPharma
Science Fiction – now science fact – Defy Your DNA
Facing angry parents
The accident at the Bernhard Nocht Institute, Hamburg
- Bothell, WA – still with AVI BioPharma
Progress with Oligos.
The US Dept of Defence – TMTI
Introduction to Ebola, Marburg, Junin, Dengue, Lethal influenza (Bird Flu, Swine Flu)
Addressing an FDA Advisory Committee
- Cupertino, CA – Setting up Shrewd Consulting
Writing the Book
- Vancouver, BC – Aquinox Pharmaceuticals
Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome – another “disease” poorly understood and inadequately treated.
Dreams of floodlit skiing on north shore mountains in winter weekday evenings and weekends in Whistler – alas, were always overly optimistic.
Bu helping take Aquinox public was a pleasant and memorable experience.
- Seattle, WA – Impel NeuroPharma
The Upper Nasal Space – direct to brain?
Old molecules revisited – pleased to revisit migraine and this time a DHE NDA?
Work with Australian centers