J. Richard Smith

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​J.  Richard Smith was born in Falkirk in Scotland. He was educated at Dollar Academy and thereafter at Glasgow University where he qualified with a medical degree in 1982. After this, he undertook a thesis on the interaction of viruses and cervical cancer, graduating with an MD from Glasgow University. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and for the last thirty years, with the exception of a brief sabbatical in New York, he has lived and worked in London. He currently works as a gynaecological surgeon at Imperial College, London, based at Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s and Charing Cross Hospitals, and also the Lister Hospital, Chelsea, London.

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