Mr Stephen Derek Quinn died suddenly and unexpectedly on 14th May 2023, aged 46.
Stephen Quinn was a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at St Mary’s Hospital and also practised at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s and the Portland Hospital for women and children. He was a valued member of the BSGE, President Andrew Kent paid tribute to Stephen and sent his condolences to his family:
‘Stephen was a wonderful person. I got to know him when he was on our MSc at Guildford. He was a skilled clinician, taken before his time.’
A proud Yorkshireman, Stephen was born in Ugglebarnby near Whitby and attended schools in Eskdale and Whitby. He gained his MBBS from University College London in 2001 and then trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Oxford, Dublin, Sydney and London. He completed his Doctorate of Medicine at Imperial College, studying uterine fibroids and gained a masters in Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy at the University of Surrey.
Stephen was an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London, teaching medical students and acting as the principal investigator of multiple research studies into uterine fibroids, adenomyosis and recurrent miscarriage.
Stephen operated to remove 100 fibroids during one remarkable procedure, which the BBC filmed in episode 1 of ‘Your Body Uncovered’. The BBC rescreened the episode on June 19th in his honour.
Many tributes to Stephen have been published online, one said:
‘Stephen was amazingly kind, compassionate and empathetic to the women he cared for. He is one of the kindest doctors I have had the pleasure of working with. Stephen is an irreplaceable loss to his profession, but most of all to his family and friends.’
The charity Wellbeing of Women has set up a fund in Stephen’s name to support the next generation of doctors caring for women’s health. You can donate by clicking here.
Mr Stephen Quinn is survived by his wife of 15 years, Annabel, his 13-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son. Stephen’s family said:
‘Stephen spent his career dedicated to women’s health, starting from his medical school elective when he encountered the impact of obstetric complications first hand. As well as being a dedicated doctor, he was a lovely dad, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend and we will all miss him very much.’
Stephen’s funeral will take place on Friday 30th June at St Vigor’s Church, Fulbourn, Cambridge at 11am where all are welcome; this will be followed by a committal service at Cam Valley Crematorium for family and close friends at 1pm.
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