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Dr Muriel Buxton-Thomas 1945 - 2016

Dr Muriel Simisola Buxton-Thomas MBBS, MSc FRCP
16 05 45 - 16 10 16

Colleagues in Nuclear Medicine, KCH, KCL and across BNMS were saddened to learn of the death of Muriel Buxton-Thomas .

MBT, as she was known, was an internationally recognized Nuclear Medicine physician, contributing actively to academic and clinical research throughout her career.

She qualified in Newcastle- upon -Tyne in 1971, began training in Medicine and Nuclear Medicine being awarded the MSc(Nuclear Medicine) in 1978 and a senior Registrar post at Addenbrooke's hospital in the early 1980's.
Prior to her appointment as Clinical Director of Nuclear Medicine at Kings she was Consultant Physician in Nuclear Medicine at St Thomas Hospital and Medway Hospital between 1984 and 1992.
She was instrumental in the development of diagnostic and therapeutic Nuclear Medicine services at Kings, overseeing the relocation of the department to its present site in the "new" Golden Jubilee wing and installing one of the first PET capable gamma cameras in England in the department. She had active clinics in endocrine medicine, particularly oncology and osteoporosis. She served Kings on numerous committees and undertook important national roles for the DH and ARSAC.

She was a formidable colleague, always prepared to defend the best patient services and care she could provide.
After her retirement from Kings in 2010 she continued to work, supporting colleagues at GSST and City Hospital Birmingham where she helped establish the local NET therapy service.

She leaves her daughter Dr Rachel Buxton - Thomas, Consultant Respiratory Physician at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals.


Gill Vivian FRCP FRCR
Consultant in Nuclear Medicine, Kings College Hospital