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Leading Cardiologist named President Elect of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow  

10 Nov 2023

Professor Hany Eteiba, a renowned Cardiologist based at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, has been named as the next President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.   A frontline interventional cardiologist, Professor Eteiba has served the College for more than 20 years as well as holding posts including President of the Scottish […]

Professor Hany Eteiba, a renowned Cardiologist based at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, has been named as the next President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.  

Professor Hany Eteiba

A frontline interventional cardiologist, Professor Eteiba has served the College for more than 20 years as well as holding posts including President of the Scottish Cardiac Society, Associate Medical Director of the Golden Jubilee, and Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow. 

The news follows the College’s 2023 Executive Board and Council elections, where Fellows and Members also elected a new Honorary Secretary, Vice President (Medical), Vice President (Surgical) and four Ordinary and Regional Councillors. 

Professor Eteiba will take up his role as President-Elect for the next 12 months at the College Annual General Meeting on 1 December, before succeeding current President Mike McKirdy in December 2024. 

Mr McKirdy said, “On behalf of our Fellows and Members, I would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Professor Eteiba, and all our newly elected office bearers. I am very much looking forward to working with them to represent the views of almost 16,000 Fellows and Members in the UK and internationally.  

“I was particularly pleased to see the high levels of engagement in this year’s elections, with voter turnout significantly up on last year. As the UK’s only multidisciplinary Royal College, we have a unique voice in healthcare and we are proud to use it on behalf of our membership on critical issues including the wellbeing of doctors and other healthcare professionals, and the future of the healthcare workforce. 

“I would also like to thank those office bearers who are demitting office this year for their unwavering commitment and excellent contributions to the College, including supporting our work in providing gold-standard postgraduate education and assessment.” 

The other new office bearers are: 

Dr Richard Hull, Vice President (Medical) 

Dr Richard Hull

Having held the post of College Honorary Secretary for the last seven years, Dr Hull has been responsible for the College’s external focus, overseeing responses to consultations and helping to shape the College’s voice on health issues and healthcare.

A retired Rheumatologist, he is a senior examiner of the College for the PACES exam and has recently been appointed a physician examiner for the FRCS Ophthamology.  

John Scott, Vice President (Surgical) 

Elected for a second term, John Scott is a full-time NHS Consultant Plastic Surgeon with extensive knowledge of the College.

As Vice President (Surgical), he has had oversight of the College’s surgical examinations, and has supported the College in its transition from the challenges of the pandemic to re-establishing and expanding in-person educational and examination activity. 

Dr Morven McElroy, Honorary Secretary 

Dr Morvey McElroy

Dr McElroy has supported the College through her roles as Honorary Librarian, and as a Trustee, has been involved in the development of College strategy, direction and decision making.

As a Consultant Geriatrician on the frontline, she has a clear understanding of the pressures faced by the NHS and those who work in it. She is an NHS Associate Director of Medical Education and a lead for Widening Access to Medicine. 

Matthew Walters, Ordinary Councillor (Physician) 

Matthew Walters

Elected for a second term, Matthew Walters works in the acute stroke unit and acute medical wards of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, and is Head of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing at the University of Glasgow.

He also leads the College’s Scholarships committee and has a focus on leadership, mentorship and education. 

Martha Quinn, Ordinary Councillor (Surgeon) 

Martha Quinn

A Surgical Oncologist based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Martha Quinn is passionate about advanced cancer care for patients and has forged strong links with multiple surgical specialties.

Throughout her surgical training and time in consultant practice, she has also maintained strong links with the College, participating in the surgical education and training board, and through a short-term appointment to College Council as a new consultant. 

John Robertson (Regional Councillor Scotland East) 

John Robertson

John is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon working in NHS Fife. He has been a local Regional Advisor for the College for several years and has been involved in organising events for both doctors and medical students.

He has been temporarily filling the East of Scotland Councillor role since earlier this year, and is passionate about ensuring the College and its Fellows and Members are well-represented and supported. 

Stuart Fergusson (Regional Councillor Scotland North) 

Stuart Fergusson

A recently-appointed Consultant Surgeon at the Gilbert Bain Hospital in the Shetland Islands, Stuart completed his Higher Surgical Training in the West of Scotland and Core Surgical Training in Northern Ireland.

He is a former Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellow and was based at the College, where he worked with the President on a key College policy document on international volunteering, which has since helped to inform the Scottish Government’s NHS Scotland Global Citizenship programme. 

The College will formally welcome the newly elected office bearers at a ceremony during the College’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 1 December. 

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