Vale Kester Brown AM 9/12/1935 – 14/11/2018

The Royal Children’s Hospital Alumni were sad to learn of the death of Dr Kester Brown on November 14th 2018.

Kester Brown was born in Kenya and did his undergraduate training in Scotland at St Andrews University where he graduated in 1960. He joined the Children’s Hospital staff in 1967 as the first medical officer with a specific responsibility for Intensive Care. Between 1970 and 1974 he was a consultant anaesthetist and from 1974 Director of Anaesthesia.

Numerous overseas anaesthetists were trained while he was director, coming from 40 countries around the world. All but two returned home and many became leaders in the specialty. Kester travelled intermittently to lecture and teach overseas in 70 countries.

He had many interests outside medicine. As a boy he was a keen tennis player and was runner up in Kenya Boys doubles, and singles junior champion in Parklands, Kenya (1953).

Later in life photography and painting occupied much of his time.


His profile may be accessed here




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