Dr Keith Montague Cumberland Woodruff

Personal Details

Dr Keith Montague Cumberland Woodruff MBBS FFARCS MRCS LRCP

18/06/1891 to 26/07/1978

Place of birth: Southampton, England

Nationality: British

CRN: 715482

Education and qualifications

General education

Eastman’s Royal Naval Academy, Winchester; St Edward’s School, Oxford; Guy’s Hospital Medical School

Primary medical qualification(s)


Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

MBBS, London, 1921

Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

Early posts, probably in this sequence, were house surgeon at King Edward VII Hospital for Officers, service in the Indian Medical Service, house surgeon for Ophthalmology & ENT, and out patient officer, the last two both at Guy’s. From 1922 he was assistant anaesthetist there and anaesthetist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, but by 1929 was no longer at Guy’s, being anaesthetist at St Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children in Plaistow, Chelsea Hospital for Women and Chelsea All Saints Hospital. He began his association with Charing Cross Hospital in 1935, added Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital in 1939 and kept only the Royal National Orthpaedic Hospital of his earlier attachments. This situation continued through and after WW2 until his retirement circa 1958.

Professional interests and activities

No information found

Other biographical information

Married Beatrice M Whiteley with whom he had one son. His recreations were golf and sailing.

Author and Sources

Author: Prof Tony Wildsmith

Sources and any other comments: Medical Directory | Katrina DiMuro of Archives at King’s College, London | Who Was Who, Volume VII