Dr Remo Earle Maclaurin

Dr Remo Earle Maclaurin MBBS FFARCS DA

20/09/1932 to 19/02/2020

Place of birth: Honduras

Nationality: British

CRN: 509176

Education and qualifications

General education

Hoe Bridge School, Woking 1939-46; St Edward’s School, Oxford 1946-50; Middlesex Hospital Medical School 1950-56

Primary medical qualification(s)

MBBS, London, 1956

Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Examination

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

DA(RCP&S), 1958

Known as


Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

After pre-registration posts at Ashford (orthopaedics) & the Middlesex (medicine) Hospitals, he was JHO, then SHO in anaesthetics at the latter (1957-9). Having deferred national service while starting his training he joined the RAF as a junior specialist in 1959, and spent two years at St Athan RAF Hospital in Glamorgan. He returned to the Middlesex to complete his training there as registrar (1961-3) and SR (1963-7). In an arrangement not unknown at the time, he was appointed to two consultant sessions per week at the cardiac unit at Harefield Hospital, but otherwise continued as a part-time SR until 1967 when he was appointed to Mount Vernon Hospital as well. He worked at both hospitals until retirement in 1997.

Professional interests and activities

At Mount Vernon Hospital he worked with the burns and plastic surgery team, dealing particularly with the problems of craniofacial surgery. At Harefield he was closely involved with the development of cardiac surgery, starting with valve replacements and working through the full range of coronary artery, transplant and congenital corrective surgery in neonates.

Other biographical information

Married to Phillipa, they had three children. Gardening, sailing and, later, golf were long time pursuits, and in retirement he was a frequent attender at Covent Garden for both opera and ballet.

Author and sources


Dr Michael Inman

Sources and comments:

[1] Obituary. BMJ 2020; 369: m1430  [2] Information from family who kindly provided the photograph  [3] Personal knowledge