Who is Samina Dornan?
Samina Dornan is best known for being the second wife of James Dornan, a Northern Irish obstetrician and gynecologist, who was also a professor and frequently lectured both nationally and internationally, holding the Chair in Fetal Medicine at Queens University Belfast and that in Health & Life Sciences at the Ulster University
Dornan died on 15 March 2021 after having suffered from COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Northern Ireland.
Dornan had three children, Liesa, Jessica, and Jamie from his marriage to his first wife, Lorna, who died following a battle with cancer.
Samina Dornan Work & Background
Samina Mahsud-Dornan works as a gynecologist at King’s College Hospital. She is of half-Persian and half-Afghan descent and went to finishing school in the Murree Mountains of Pakistan. She is a well-reckoned face in the movement for the legalization of abortion in Northern Ireland.
She has starred in the BBC documentary ‘Abortion: Ireland’s Guilty Secret?’
It was Samina Dornan who performed the first scan of Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner’s first child, who is her step-grandchild. She worked as a consultant Sub-Specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine based in the Regional Unit at the Royal Maternity Hospital.
How did the Two meet?
Samina first met Jim Dornan when she was working in Cork as a newly qualified doctor and he was a senior obstetrician and gynecologist at Royal Victoria Hospital. The two met during one of his speeches in Dublin and soon fell in love. Meanwhile, Jim also assisted in organizing her research at Queen’s University, reports Ulster Tatler.
The couple celebrated their wedding in a beautiful ceremony in Clandeboye Courtyard. When Jim was diagnosed with leukemia, it was a hard time for Samina since her father was also diagnosed with leukemia around the same time. That was the time when Samina took the tough yet powerful decision to not have children of her own.
She is content now with her step-children and their families. As a matter of fact, it was Samina who in a way helped launch Jamie Dornan’s acting career, as she financially supported him for six months after he dropped out of university to pursue a career in acting.
Jim Dornan Death & Cause
Jim Dornan, a renown gynecologist from Northern Ireland, recognized as the father of actor Jamie Dornan, died on March 15th, 2021, after being affected by COVID-19. He was earlier diagnosed with leukemia over 15 years ago. He beat cancer at the time but the diagnosis affected his lungs badly. It is believed that his ailing lungs led to his intense struggle with COVID-19.
Jim Dornan is survived by his wife Samina, who is a devoted stepmother to Jamie Dornan and his sisters Jessica and Liesa. Samina is also a renowned gynecologist and famous as a feminist icon — who is a staunch advocate of abortion rights in Northern Ireland.