It is with great sadness that we report that Dr Tim Heymann (m1980) passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday 18 October 2016. Whilst at Christ’s he achieved 3 First Classes in Tripos examinations and was President of the College Medical Society. Tim was an active and generous supporter of the College and was the founding member of the Medical Alumni Association and an active member of the steering committee.

Tim had a very successful professional career starting off as a junior doctor in general internal medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology in teaching hospitals across London including St. Thomas', the Royal Brompton, the Royal London, St. George's, Imperial College Healthcare and the Chelsea and Westminster.  In 1996 he was appointed as consultant physician with a special interest in gastroenterology at Kingston Hospital. In 2003 Tim set up ‘Medicine Today’ with the aim of delivering high quality, patient focused, personal GI and liver specialist services to people living or working in South West London and North West Surrey.

At the time of his death Tim was Consultant Gastro-Enterologist at Imperial College, London.

He is survived by his wife Amanda, two sons Theo and Nicholas, and a daughter Jo.

Tim’s wish was to set up a CCMAA TRAVEL fund for medical students of Christ's.  You can make a donation to this fund in memory of Tim by clicking on the Donate button at the top of this page.


The CCMAA is open to any Christ's member who studied medicine or went on to work in a medically related career. The association aims to bring together members sharing a common interest in both medicine and Christ's at regular intervals in Cambridge and elsewhere to promote the exchange of ideas, to network and last, but by no means least, to socialise. Events usually feature discussions, lectures and a dinner. All alumni who are recorded as having studied medical sciences, natural sciences or affiliated subjects are invited to CCMAA events. Alumni who have gone into medical careers subsequently are also very welcome. 

On behalf of the CCMAA, Dr Tom Turmezei (m. 1996) is running a profiling project of medical alumni to build a database of information on areas of expertise, interest, research etc. If you would like your profile to be included, you can contact Tom on tom@turmezei.com. The steering committee is now developing this initiative in conjunction with the Christ’s College Medical Society (CCMS) by creating a new website for alumni that will be linked to the CCMS website so that we can build network and mentoring opportunities between alumni and current preclinical and clinical students.

If you would like to find out more about the Association, contribute to these project developments, or join the mailing list please get in touch with us: alumni@christs.cam.ac.uk

To view the Spring 2016 Newsletter click here

To view the Summer 2015 Newsletter click here