|Celebrated Name:||Andrew Wakefield|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Andrew Jeremy Wakefield|
|Age:||63 years old|
|Birth Date:||12 December 1957|
|Birth Place:||Eton, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Carmel Wakefield|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||N/A|
|Is Andrew Wakefield Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Former physician, Anti-vaccination activist|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$2 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2021|
Andrew Jeremy Wakefield is a former British physician and an anti-vaccine activist. He was working at the Royal Free Hospital in London as a gastroenterologist. In 1998, he published a paper in The Lancet, where he linked measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, and autism; however, his research was not supported by the other researchers. After getting into the controversy of having financial conflicts with his study, many of his co-workers stopped working with him in his research.
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Early Life & Biography
Andrew Wakefield was born into a doctor’s family in the beautiful city of Eton in England. His father was a neurologist, and his mother was a general practitioner who inspired him to choose the medical field. He went to King Edward’s School for his primary education. He went to St Mary’s Hospital Medical School to get his medical degree and graduated in 1981. He joined the Royal College of Surgeons in 1985.
Wakefield has dedicated his whole life to the medical field. He researched a link between mumps, measles, and rubella vaccine and autism but got into many controversies, which made his reputation go down a hill. He was considered a cheater and an evil to humanity because of his malpractices and financial conflicts. His co-workers also stopped working with him for this reason. He got married to his wife, Carmel Wakefield, during the spring of 2005.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 12 December 1957, Andrew Wakefield is 63 years old as of today’s date 27th January 2021. His height is 1.7 m tall, and his weight is 75 kg.
He worked in a team that studied graft versus host reaction during the time of transplantation of small intestine at the University of Toronto for three years from 1986 to 1989. He continued his studies under a trust at the same university.
He was working in the Royal Free Hospital in London, where he caught the attention of the workers in 1993 when N published a report where he stated that the measles virus might cause Crohn’s disease. He published the same story in The Lancet, but the other researchers denied this statement and said with proof that Crohn’s condition was not caused by measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine or by the measles virus in 1998.
When he was researching the Crohn’s disease and measles virus relation, he got to know an autistic child and began to think about the relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism in 1996.
He resigned from the Royal Free Hospital when Andrew was asked to validate his report in The Lancet paper.
Wakefield established a center, Thoughtful House Center for Childre for studying autistic children and continued his study of the connection between MMR vaccine and autism. He also wrote books like Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines- The Truth Behind a Tragedy and many more.
But he landed into a major controversy when The British General Medical Council inquired the allegations made on Wakefield about being dishonest and mistreating autistic children. This led to many consequences for his career as he got barred from practicing in the UK, and his works were given the title of “elaborate fraud” by The British Medical Journal. All these gained media attention, and he was heavily criticized for this by the public.
He is currently working in a company called Medical Interventions of Autism as its director.
Awards & Achievements
Wakefield has no awards in his name. He wanted to achieve many things in the medical field for which he conducted many researchers, but it was all in vain because of the controversy with his work of linking MMR vaccine and autism.
Net Worth & Salary of Andrew Wakefield in 2021
As of January 2021, The net worth of Andrew Wakefield is around $2 million, but his salary is not yet revealed. He worked in the most reputed hospitals and has done much research. But after all this hard-work he got landed in a controversy that ruined his reputation as a physician and also barred him from practicing in the United Kingdom
Andrew Wakefield was a former British Physician who wanted to work for the people and the medical field but ended up ruining his career because of significant controversy. The public heavily criticized him for his wrongdoings. He is now living somewhere near Austin with his family and is currently working in a company called Medical Interventions of Autism as its director.