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Abrams, Dr Michael Ellis locked

CB 1992; FRCP, FFPH

Born 17 Sept. 1932; s of late Sam Philip and Ruhamah Emmie Abrams; m 1962, Rosalind J. Beckman; four c

public health consultant, since 1992; Chairman, Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, 1998–2003; Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health (formerly of Health and Social Security), 1985–92

Education

King Edward’s Sch., Birmingham; Univ. of Birmingham (BSc 1st Cl. Anat. and Physiol. 1953; MB ChB Distinction in Medicine 1956)

Career

FRCP 1972; MFCM (Founder Mem.) 1972, FFCM 1983. Ho. Officer posts in United Birmingham Hosps, 1957–58; Univ. Research Fellow, Dept of Exp. Pathology, Univ. of Birmingham, and Medical Registrar, Queen Elizabeth Hosp., Birmingham, 1959; Medical Registrar and MRC Clinical Res. Fellow, Queen Elizabeth Hosp., Birmingham, 1959–62; MRC Clin. Res. Fellow, Dept of Medicine, Guy’s Hosp., London, 1962–63; Rockefeller Travelling Fellow, Cardiovascular Res. Inst., Univ. of California Med. Centre, San Francisco, 1963–64; Lectr/Sen. Lectr and Hon. Cons. Phys., Guy’s Hosp., 1964–75; Chief Med. Adviser, Guy’s Hosp./Essex Gen. Practice Computing Unit, 1968–73; Dir, Inter-Deptl Laboratory, Guy’s Hosp., 1971–75; DHSS: SMO, 1975–78; PMO, 1978–79; SPMO, 1979–85. Vice-Chm., Haringey Healthcare NHS Trust, 1993–98; Chm., N Thames Reg., Metropolitan Housing Trust, 1999–2004 (Vice-Chm., 1998–99). Mem. Bd, Dalco Homes Ltd, 1997–98. UK Deleg., Council of Europe Steering Cttee on Bioethics, 1990–97; Mem., WHO Council on Earth Summit Action Prog. for Health and Envmt, 1993–. Hon. Cons. Phys. Emeritus, Guy’s Hosp. and Hon. Lectr in Medicine, Guy’s Hosp. Med. Sch.; Examr in Human Communication, London Univ., 1972–84. Pres., Section of Measurement in Medicine, RSM, 1981–83; Chm., Computer Cttee, RCP, 1981–89. Gov., Moselle Sch., 2000–04. Hon. Officer, Muswell Hill Synagogue, 1974–95. Chm. Editl Bd, Health Trends, 1988–99

Publications

(ed) Medical Computing Progress and Problems, 1970; (ed) Spectrum 71, 1971; (ed) The Computer in the Doctor’s Office, 1980; articles on medical manpower planning, biomedical computing, pulmonary surfactant and glucose tolerance in diabetes

Recreations

reading, gardening, beachcombing

Address

97 Wood Vale N10 3DL