Dr Douglas John Pearce

Dr Douglas John Pearce FFARCS MRCS LRCP DA

21/11/1926 to 21/11/2018

Place of birth: Toronto Canada

Nationality: British

CRN: 513689

Education and qualifications

General education

Owen’s School, London; King’s College, London; Westminster Hospital Medical School (best student in year)

Primary medical qualification(s)


Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

DA(RCP&S), 1952 (2-part qualification)

Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

First posts were as house surgeon, Westminster Hospital and house physician, St Stephen’s Hospital, London. He was then sequentially SHO (1951-2), registrar (1952-5) and senior registrar (1955-7) at the Westminster before being appointed consultant to Southampton General, Royal South Hants & Southampton Chest Hospitals, retiring in 1990. 

Professional interests and activities

His main clinical involvements were with cardio-thoracic anaesthesia, pain management & intensive care, but he also contributed to teaching, research, publication and administration of both clinical service & P-G training. Nationally, he was Faculty Regional Education Advisor (1974-84), introducing rotations to specialist units, and served on the Councils of both AAGBI (1964-8) and RSM Section (1979-83). Other activities included being Wessex advisor on maternal deaths (1970-87), founder chair of the regional specialist sub-committee (1972-81), member of a RHB committee to review health services on Guernsey (1985), and president of the Southern Society (1977).

Other biographical information

Married to Margaret Thompson, they had two children, Christopher & Susan. Played cricket & rugby for hospital teams in his earlier years, and subsequently pursued golf, salining, travel, photography & music.

Author and Sources

Author: Dr Bob Palmer

Sources and any other comments: [1] Boulton Form with later update (and photograph) from subjec