Realistic Medicine Clinical Lead /Consultant Cardiologist & Deputy Medical Director
Malcolm trained as a Cardiologist in Glasgow and was appointed as a Consultant at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in 1995. He has however always had an interest in medical management and was appointed as Medical Director to the Acute Sector in October 2014. In March 2018 he became NHS Grampian Deputy Medical Director.
Malcolm’s management background has been varied holding posts such as Head of Service for Cardiology, Chair of the Cardiovascular Managed Clinical Network, Chair of the North of Scotland Planning Group for Cardiovascular Medicine and then various Acute Sector positions. During all of this time he has striven to develop service provision often with innovative developments such as community clinics. He has been given the opportunity to complete the Delivering the Future programme via Health Improvement Scotland and to undertake the Medical Director course at the Kings Fund. He is keen to further develop his management skills and is now undertaking a formal qualification in coaching and mentoring.
Clinically Malcolm was fortunate to be trained under the direction of Professors Dargie and Cobbe amongst others who encouraged him to develop new innovations (at the time) such as acute angioplasty, pacing in heart failure and imaging. Malcolm has in excess of 40 publications, over 200 abstracts and about £2M of grant funding. He has also chaired or been a member of a considerable number of Local, National and International bodies such as the British Cardiovascular Society, the British Nuclear Cardiology Society, NICE, SIGN, the European Working Group on Nuclear Cardiology, SMC Expert Panel and been a referee for several Cardiology Journals.
Somehow he also has had time to have a family (2 boys and a girl), enjoys outdoor sports, music, reading and practical engineering.