Dr J. F. Douglas, MA, BCL, MB, BCh, FRCP
James Douglas graduated with Honours in Medicine at Queens University in 1969.
He was appointed as a consultant in the Belfast Renal Unit led by Dr Mary G (‘Mollie’) McGeown and was associated with the success of her ‘Belfast Recipe’ for renal transplant management pre-cyclosporin era.
He became the first Research Fellow of the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund after his research into acute renal failure.
Following retirement in 2003, he worked as a consultant at Antrim Renal Unit until 2007, and from 2004 to 2022 was an accredited, and later honorary, lecturer at Queens University.
In addition to publishing numerous articles in medical and medico-legal journals, as well as (in 2018) co-editing and co-authoring a book on the history of renal services in Northern Ireland.
Dr Douglas has received many awards; most recently he has been made an Honourary Member of the British Transplantation Society. He is now as a national treasure.