Professor David Galloway was invested as President of our College at the Annual General Meeting in the College today.
Professor Galloway has had a long association with the College including roles as Honorary Treasurer (1999-2006), Vice President (Surgical) (2007-2012), Chair of the Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examinations (2004-2008), and Chair of the Fellowship Committee (2012-2015).
In his previous clinical role, he was a consultant surgeon with a particular interest in colorectal surgery and surgical oncology. These clinical interests developed to build a tertiary referral practice in gastrointestinal surgery, advanced laparoscopic techniques, and latterly in bariatric and metabolic surgery.
He has published more than 100 articles and supervised numerous research projects. He was appointed Honorary Professor in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow in 2015 and has a part time role as a Professor in the Department of Surgery in the University of Malaya Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur.
Professor Galloway replaces Professor Frank Dunn as President. Professor Dunn was President from 2012-2015 and in that time has overseen the development of the College’s communications and public profile, the development of our international strategy, and the purchase of a new College building to enable to ongoing growth of our College.
Professor Galloway said: "I am delighted to take on the role of President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. The organisation has developed and grown in influence and importance during the tenure of Professor Frank Dunn. It is important that we continue to develop our core responsibilities as well as generating innovative programmes and embracing new opportunities. It is a real honour to take up this position and I look forward to welcoming new colleagues and cementing our relationships with Fellows and Members worldwide."