Dr Brian Entwisle

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Dr Brian Entwisle was born in Mentone, Victoria on 1 April 1928 and died on 1 August 2019, after a short illness.

Following his secondary education at Mordialloc and later Melbourne high schools, graduating with top marks in the state, Dr Entwisle entered Melbourne University in 1946 to study medicine.

After his residency at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Dr Entwisle sat and passed Part 1 surgery examination before deciding on a career in dermatology. After successfully completing his dermatology training, he was one of the founding members of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

When the Austin Hospital became part of the Clinical School of Melbourne University, Dr Entwisle became the inaugural Head of  Dermatology and was instrumental in establishing the dermatology training program in Victoria. He remained active in the senior medical staff for many years.

Dr Entwisle had very successful  private dermatology practices in Collins Street, Kew and Cheltenham. He was an excellent teacher and clinician with a special expertise in therapeutics.

Dr Entwisle was a keen sportsman, playing football and tennis in his early years, but, apart from his support of the Melbourne Football Club, his real passion was golf. Dr Entwisle was a member of Commonwealth Golf Club from 1954 until his death, the latter years as an Honorary Member, testament to his important commitment to the club. Dr Entwisle was passionate about Pennant Golf and was responsible for drafting many promising country junior golfers to Commonwealth, several of whom  later became world class professional golfers.

Dr Entwisle never married and lived independently until the last six weeks. He has left a significant mark on the history of dermatology in Victoria.

Dr Entwisle was a mentor and friend and will be sadly missed.