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Early life and education
Underwood was born at Walsall, in 1942, where his father, John Elphinstone Underwood was a general practictioner and his mother, Mary Underwood had been a nurse. The family settled in Cheltenham in 1948. He was educated at Downside School, Somerset, where he gained the best grade for physics practical A-Level in his year. From 1960 to 1967 he was a medical student at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, and a house doctor at St Stephen's Hospital, Chelsea. His wife is named Alice.
He was formely the Dean of Sheffield University's Faculty of Medicine and the Joseph Hunter Professor of Pathology at the same university as well as Consultant Histopathologist to the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. From 2002-2005, he served as the President of the Royal College of Pathologists. Having more than forty years experience of using human tissues in diagnosis, education and research, he led his profession’s response to the problems arising from tissue retention and use.. Sir James is a member of the Human Tissue Authority, which monitors and regulates use or human organs in research and education.
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