By staff writers

August 21, 2017 -- Dr. Bruce Campbell Ogilvie, former lead consultant cardiothoracic radiologist at the U.K. Western and subsequently Southampton General Hospitals, died at the age of 76 on 14 July after a long illness.

Bruce Ogilvie
Outside of radiology, walking in the Scottish countryside was one of Dr. Ogilvie's main passions. Image courtesy of Mrs. Rosemary Ogilvie.

Ogilvie helped establish one of the earliest coronary care units in a district general hospital in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. In 1976, he was appointed as consultant cardiothoracic radiologist to the Wessex Cardiothoracic Unit at the Western Hospital, Southampton before the unit moved to the Southampton General Hospital in 1983.

He worked closely with pediatric cardiologists especially Dr. Barry Keeton, surgeons Sir Keith Ross and James Monro, and pathologists in advancing knowledge that led to significant progress in the understanding and treatment of pediatric heart disease. Together with Dr. Neville Conway, consultant cardiologist, he performed the first coronary angioplasty in Southampton.

Ogilvie set up the Southampton Radiology Teaching Library and lectured and taught locally, nationally, and internationally. He was the lead cardiothoracic radiologist for 20 years and the clinical services director for radiology for three years. He was a founding committee member of the British and European Societies of Cardiothoracic Radiology, later the chair of the British Society, and also the secretary of the Society of Chest Radiologists. He was the regional secretary, chair, and later a national council member of the British Institute of Radiology.

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