Professor Martin Fisher: In Memoriam

By April 24, 2015 June 9th, 2015 5 Comments

Martin_website_jpg_0It is with great sadness that we received news today of the death of Professor Martin Fisher. Saving Live extends its deepest condolences to Martin’s partner, Adrian, as well as his family, friends and colleagues. Martin was due to give the keynote address at this year’s annual BHIVA conference, in his hometown of Brighton, and our thoughts at this time are with all who knew him.

Professor Martin Fisher was the first professor of HIV medicine at Brighton & Sussex Medical School. He was an honorary consultant physician in sexual health & HIV at BSUH. He had been instrumental in the development of the department since being in post in 1995. He was a leading UK HIV physician and researcher. and an active member of the British HIV association (BHIVA) since its inception, a former Secretary, and Chair of the Guidelines Subcommittee, co-chair of HIV testing guidelines, and a member of guideline writing groups including ART, hepatitis, opportunistic infections and PEPSE.

Our Medical Director Dr Steve Taylor said: “Hearing of Martin’s Death has stunned the UK’s HIV and Sexual Health community. He was an inspirational HIV Physician, and worked tirelessly to further HIV research, patient care and teaching. He was the ultimate champion of HIV and HIV testing – and never stopped raising awareness at every opportunity. He will be greatly missed by his many friends, patients and colleagues alike.”


  • Karl says:

    Such a special person that a lot of people have a lot to be thankful for. Condolences to his family and partner as his memory will live on in their heart!

  • Paul says:

    Such sad news . Martin gave a lot of help and support to my partner. Although I never met him I was upset to hear of his passing.

  • Lel says:

    I had the privilege of working with Martin when he provided services to users of Open Door – an HIV charity in Brighton. He was loved and respected by service users because of his approachability, care and commitment to them and to finding better ways to treat the virus. He is personally responsible for Brighton being seen as a leading service provision and research arena. He will be missed. Condolences to his partner, family and friends. RIP Professor Fisher

  • Ivan Jamnick says:

    I was very sorry to hear about Martins death. I worked with him on the Elton John Unit in Brighton when I was a staff nurse back in the late 90s. He was a great Doctor, liked by patients and staff. Such a great talent lost.

  • Prof Nick Bosanquet says:

    Martin worked hard to improve early diagnosis as part of the Halve it Group which I chaired at the start. It was a great privilege to get to know him. He had a strong aspiration to improve services for patients– one of the small band who have made this success story of services in Brighton and across the UK.
    He will be greatly missed.

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