Dr Raymond Brown
Brown qualified in South Africa at the University of the
Witwatersrand ("Wits University") Medical School in 1966 and
spent the next 6 years working in both district and teaching
hospitals in Johannesburg, obtaining his higher paediatric
qualification in 1971(Fellowship of the College of Physicians of
South Africa with Paediatrics). Raymond emigrated to the UK with
his family in 1972 and obtained the MRCP qualification in
Edinburgh (MRCP(UK)), within a week of his arrival! He worked
in the Neonatal Unit at The Hammersmith Hospital as a Registrar,
then at Northwick Park Hospital then became Senior Registrar at
the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford in 1973. During this period
Raymond spent a year as a research fellow in the Department of
Clinical Pharmacology, which proved to him that he would remain
a clinician rather than an academic!
He was appointed as Consultant in Paediatrics at
Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 1976 and worked there until he
retired from the NHS in 2007.
initially had a small private practice in Aylesbury then The
Chiltern Hospital in Buckinghamshire from about 1980, which
expanded after he retired from the NHS. He was asked to start a
private outpatient clinic at the new Oxford Children's Hospital
and continues to do so.
In 2007 he met
Dr Ian Hay (previously his Senior House Officer in Oxford) at a
meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine and was very pleased to
be invited to work with Ianís private Practice at the Portland
Hospital, London and has done so ever since. He is a highly
respected member of the Dr Ian Hay Ltd practice and his
contribution over the years with some of the more complicated
cases, has been invaluable.
Raymondís interests in his NHS years included the
management of respiratory problems, diabetes, the newborn,
including neonatal intensive care, but particularly clinical
cardiology. Regrettably, he does not perform echocardiography
any longer as he does not have enough ongoing exposure having
retired from the NHS, to make this a safe activity for his
patients. As a General Paediatrician, Raymondís practice has
covered all aspects of paediatrics, however he has little
specialised experience of Developmental Paediatrics, which he
leaves to those with a specialised interest in this area.