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Mr Mike McKirdy

Mr Mike McKirdy

Mike McKirdy graduated from the Glasgow University Medical School in 1985 and after surgical training in the west of Scotland, London and Manchester, was appointed a consultant general surgeon, with a special interest in breast disease, at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley in 1997. From then he led and developed breast cancer services in the Clyde area of the West of Scotland, amalgamating three hospital based services into a single unit, introducing oncoplastic surgery, screening surgery and a programme of rehabilitation after treatment. Mike was Scottish Clinical lead for Breast services from 2019 to 2021.

He developed an interest in global surgery and worked for Scottish Government as a professional adviser to the NHS Scotland Global Citizenship Programme 2018-2021. He is a Trustee of THET, a UK based global health partnership charity, and is currently Chair of the Association of Breast Surgery International Forum.

Mike has served on the Council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow since 2005. He was Vice President of the College responsible for surgical education from 2013-2016, and College Director for Global Health 2016-2021, before becoming President Elect in 2021. Mike took up office as President in December 2021.