The Royal Society of Medicine is deeply saddened to hear of the sudden and unexpected death of RSM member Dr Steve Furniss.
Dr Furniss, who recently retired as a consultant cardiologist at Eastbourne District General Hospital, was a pioneer in the field of electrophysiology. A leading light in the British heart rhythm community, many of the UK’s electrophysiologists were taught by Dr Furniss who gave numerous talks and lectures at the RSM.
His colleague Professor Nik Patel, Chairman of the Academic Board at the RSM, said: “Steve Furniss was an exceptional doctor with a unique talent. Multi-skilled in electrophysiology, cardiac devices, angioplasty and valvuloplasty, Steve bore his international reputation with great lightness and humility.
“A champion of allied health professionals, Steve’s kindness and good nature, coupled with the gift of making all those he met feel special, will be sorely missed. We offer our deepest condolences to Steve’s family, friends and former colleagues.”