oa South African Medical Journal - Emeritus Associate Professor Roy Keeton, 22 March 1931 - 5 January 2017 - izindaba

Volume 108 Number 11
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Roy Keeton spent his working life devoted to the practice of medicine. After graduating from Wits Medical School in 1954 and working as a GP for 10 years, he was a medical registrar, first at King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban and then at Groote Schuur Hospital. While a GP he obtained the MRCP from Glasgow (1964), and later, while a medical registrar, the FCP (SA) in 1970. From 1971 to 1994 he was head of the Department of Medicine at New Somerset Hospital, being promoted Ad Hominem to associate professor in 1981. He was elected FRCP Glasgow in 1983, and received the UCT Distinguished Teacher award in 1988 and the Department of Medicine Distinguished Physician Award when he retired in 1996.

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