Obituary – Mr Fawzi Sharara

Fawzi  Sharara, an irrepressible, enthusiastic and an active member of BSMDH(S)

On 10th October 2020, two days after his 76th birthday, BSMDH(S) lost not only a long-standing member of ESH but a great friend to many of us in BSMDH(S).  Mr Fawzi Sharara, to give him his proper title received his fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in London in 1978.  Fawzi had obtained his medical degree at Ain Shams University in Cairo in 1967 finishing first in his class in medicine.  That comes as no surprise to those who knew him as a well-read man and as someone who could discuss knowledgeably on any subject that you chose to mention.  His ability to recall facts and figures from his extensive research and reading was impressive.  In short, he was a very clever man with a great breadth of learning. He began his career in Cairo, until coming to the UK in 1972, where he worked in Scotland and Wales, before moving to Jeddah where he was a general surgeon from 1984 to 1989.  After his time in Jeddah, he decided to return to the UK where he worked as a locum consultant until 1996 when he unfortunately suffered a badly fractured hip that put an end to his surgical career.  Undaunted Fawzi decided to explore the world of complementary medicine and built up a private practice in Acupuncture, Homeopathy and Hypnosis as well as a small Cosmetic practice.  He also worked with General Practice patients who had drug dependency issues.

Fawzi was irrepressible, enthusiastic and an active member of BSMDH(S) for many years.  In BSMDH(S)he was involved in teaching, lecturing, mentoring and an active member of the BSMDH(S) Council.  Fawzi was in many ways a very serious man but he had another side which we saw over the many years we all knew him.  We will miss his wicked sense of humour, his laughter, his playfulness and his real sense of inner child.  In his last lecture that he gave to BSMDH(S) in 2019 at our AGM, he made an impression with his positivity and energy despite the return of his illness.  He will be missed by all who knew him and by his family to whom he was very close.  He loved to be around his children and grandchildren, some of whom are following in his footsteps as a doctor.

BSMDH(S) sends our condolences to his family.  Fawzi was a one-off, once met never forgotten, and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.  BSMDH(S) will send a donation to the Beatson which is the family’s nominated charity.