Mind Matters
Vol. 20 No 3 | Spring 2018
Obituary: Dr Glenn Lewis
Dr Robyn Leake
Dr Colin Leake

This article is 6 years old and may no longer reflect current clinical practice.

Dr Glenn Lewis

Glenn was born in the UK and emigrated to Western Australia with his family as a child. He attended the University of Western Australia (UWA) as an undergraduate and received his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery. Glenn met his wife, Julie Hammond, at UWA, who went on to become a GP in Perth. Julie and Glenn had two children. Glenn completed the majority of his training in O&G at King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth, with time also spent in Hobart, Tasmania, and Frankston, Victoria. He obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1997 and, following the amalgamation of the Australian and New Zealand Colleges, was admitted as a Fellow of RANZCOG in 1998. Glenn returned to Perth and took up private practice in O&G in Subiaco, WA, as well as public appointments at Osborne Park Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital.

Glenn is remembered with great fondness by his peers as a kind and gentle man, generous in his support of all colleagues, but especially those junior to him. He nurtured and encouraged many of the current Western Australian O&G workforce, who miss him greatly. He was always willing to lend a hand.

Glenn was dedicated to his work and his patients, often describing his work as ‘the best job in the world’. Patients described with fondness his sense of humour, gentleness, dedication and devotion to their care. Often described as a true gentleman, Glenn was a skilled and ethical practitioner and a wonderful role model.

Glenn’s interests outside of medicine included kite boarding, gardening and any of the pursuits of his children. He was a devoted father and grandfather. He is greatly missed by the O&G community, his patients and the staff with whom he worked. Glenn is spoken of with much fondness after his early passing.

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