Dr William Derek Wylie


24/10/1918 to 29/09/1998

Known as: Dr W Derek Wylie

Place of birth: Huddersfield, UK

Nationality: UK

CRN: 523095

Education and qualifications

General education

Uppingham School, Rutland; Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School

Primary medical qualification(s)

MB BChir Cantab 1943; MRCS LRCP 1943

Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

DA 1943; MA 1945; MRCP 1945; FRCP 1967; Hon.FFARCSI 1971; 
FRCS 1972; FANZA 1993


Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

Casualty Officer, St Thomas’s Hospital 1943; House Physician, St Thomas’s Hospital 1944; Resident Anaesthetist, St Thomas’s Hospital 1944-45.
RAFVR 1945-47 serving in Palestine and Aden.
Honorary Consultant Anaesthetist, St Thomas’s Hospital 1947 then Consultant Anaesthetist, St Thomas’s Hospital 1948-79.

Professional interests and activities

AAGBI Committee reviewing reports on deaths under anaesthesia 1948-56
Bernard Johnson Advisor Faculty of Anaesthetists RCS 1959
Board Member of Faculty of Anaesthetists RCS 1960-70
Vice Dean, Faculty of Anaesthetists RCS 1965-67
Dean, Faculty of Anaesthetists RCS 1967-70
Hon. Sec., Section of Anaesthetics RSM 1956-58
Council Member, AAGBI 1956-59 and 1980-84
President, Section of Anaesthetics RSM 1963-64
Council of RSM 1962-70
Hon. Treasurer, RSM 1964-70
Council Member of MDU 1962-1990
President, MDU 1982-88
Dean, St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School 1974-79
President, AAGBI 1980-82
Honorary Member, Section of Anaesthesia, RSM 1982
Henry Hickman Medallist, Section of Anaesthesia, RSM. 1984

Author and sources

Author: David Wilkinson

Sources and comments:

[1] Interview of Derek Wylie https://radar.brookes.ac.uk/radar/file/a75bd979-6207-4e2e-bdce-5649774d…

[2] Mathias J, Dr William Derek Wylie. Anaesthesia 1999; 54: 102-103.

[3] Plarr’s Lives of the Fellows. Wylie, William Derek (1918-1998)

[4] Linton RAF, William Derek Wylie, Royal College of Physicians Obituary: https://history.rcplondon.ac.uk/inspiring-physicians/william-derek-wylie