It is with great sorrow that DAS has to announce the death of Dr Chandy Verghese, MBBS, DA, FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist & Intensivist.
Chandy was born in Trissur, Kerala and moved on to study medicine and graduated from the prestigious Madras Medical College. He came to the UK in 1976. Like all overseas doctors, Chandy moved through various hospital posts. His meeting with Archie Brain at the Royal London led to a lasting relationship of many years. Together they placed the laryngeal mask on the world map. The era of supra glottic airways had begun and all anesthetists know how airway management has changed since.
Chandy was a kind man, excellent teacher, brilliant researcher and attracted hundreds of junior and senior anaesthetists from all over the world. They flocked to his workplace in Reading to learn and meet him and Archie develop the family of LMAs from their research centre.
His brilliance and contribution to airway management was recognised by the US - SAM, who elected him to be their President in 2007. DAS has bestowed upon him the prestigious Macewen Medal in 2011. His death after a brief struggle from lung cancer, on 5th March 2017, was a big loss to airway management worldwide. He
leaves behind is wife, Rina.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday 21st March, 1:45pm at Reading Cemetery and Crematorium, South Chapel, All Hallows’ Road RG4 5LP.