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(South Africa-at-Large & Balliol 1987) (16 August 1962 - 23 January 2019)

Satish Keshav was an internationally renowned specialist in ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. 

He won a scholarship to read Medicine at Witwatersrand (achieving distinction) and came to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol in 1987. His DPhil was on Paneth cell biology, which remained an abiding passion and he became a gastroenterologist as a consequence.

He was Staines Medical Research Fellow at Exeter College 1989-92, Nuffield Medical Research Fellow at Corpus Christi 1992-96 and then Senior Lecturer at the Royal Free Hospital, London. Satish was an outstanding intellect, and a thoughtful clinician who was much loved by his patients. He was appointed as a Consultant in Oxford in 2007 and was Clinical Director from 2013 until his death.

His family, friends and colleagues wish to honour his memory and passion for clinical science by establishing a memorial fund to create the Satish Keshav Scholarship in Clinical Science.