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Dr Adrian Crisp was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge and University College Hospital, London (UCH). He gained wide postgraduate experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and General Practice before focusing on General Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolic Bone Diseases at UCH. He undertook further specialist training in Rheumatology and Metabolic Bone Diseases at Guy’s Hospital, London and Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston USA.
On appointment to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 1985 he founded the clinical service in Metabolic Bone Diseases and Osteoporosis and raised funds for the first Bone Density Unit in East Anglia in 1989. He combined a busy clinical practice in bone and joint diseases with a strong interest in medical education. He was Associate Dean in the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and Eastern Postgraduate Deanery from 1998-2005. He was Director of Studies in Clinical Medicine at Churchill College from 1992-2011 and has been a Fellow of Churchill College since 1993.
Dr Crisp retired from clinical medical practice in 2018 and now actively pursues his interest in twentieth century history. He has chaired the Churchill Archives Committee at Churchill College since 2014. He published his first historical novel, “Colonel Belchamp’s Battlefield Tour”, in 2017 and plans to write more fiction and non-fiction.