Professor James Fitzsimons FRS

  • College positions:
    Life Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Medical Physiology
    Formerly President, Director of Studies in Medicine, Tutor and College Lecturer in Physiology
  • Subjects: Medicine


MA, PhD, ScD, MD (all Cantab)

Research interests

Physiology and pathophysiology of thirst and sodium appetite, the renin-angiotensin system, cardiovascular system and kidney.


Sir Lionel Whitby Medal  1967-68   MD thesis The Physiology of Drinking

Docteur honoris causa en Médecine de l’Université de Lausanne, Suisse 1978

Distinguished Career Award of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior 1998

Other Interests

Music, especially piano, modern European history, gardening, cats