Dr Thomas Stuttaford is best known as The Times medical columnist. Born in 1931 he was brought up in rural Norfolk where his father and grandfather had been general practitioners. He joined the family practice in 1959 after national service with the Tenth Royal Hussars and medical training at Oxford and in London.
From 1970 – 1074 Dr Stuttaford was Conservative MP for Norwich South during which time he continued to work as a doctor. Between 1974 and 1995 he worked in the National Health Service as a genito urinary physician and in private practice as medical advisor to several major companies.
Dr Stuttaford has been writing for The times for 25 years. He also writes regularly for various magazines and in the past was medical correspondent for the magazines Options and Elle. Currently he is the medical columnist for Oldie. He is a frequent broadcaster.
“Stem cell therapy is quietly forging ahead. The world’s leaders in this field are based in Britain and a repair is no longer just a dream. The Foundation’s funding of stem cell research can only bring forward the date of the breakthrough which will change forever the way in which we deal with many spinal injuries.”