The President of our College, Dr Frank Dunn has been honoured with a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of his services to cardiology and the community.
Dr Dunn has been President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow since December 2012. He is also a consultant cardiologist at Stobhill General Hospital and Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow.
Dr Dunn said, "I am thrilled to have been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. I am privileged to have been associated with the people of Glasgow, the patients and staff at Stobhill Hospital, and the people of East Dunbartonshire for most of my life.
"This award recognises all those who have supported me in so many ways over the years and this provides an opportunity to record my gratitude to them.
"I am most fortunate to have had so many happy and fulfilling years in the medical profession. I am especially pleased to receive this award as President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow – an institution I am proud to serve."
Dr Dunn has a long history with Stobhill. AS a child he lived in the grounds of the hospital, where his father worked as deputy medical superindendant. And, after spending the early years of his medical training in Glasgow and the USA, returned to Stobhill in 1983 as a consultant cardiologist. Dr Dunn continues to see patients at Stobhill today and indeed has cared for some patients for more than 30 years and has seen some second and third generations of families as patients.
Dr Dunn has dedicated much of his life to caring for patients and advancing the field of cardiology. He has published 150 journal articles and 15 book chapters, principally in the areas of hypertension and coronary artery disease. He has received research funding from a number of national organisations and has served on the Council for the British Cardiac Society and the Scottish Cardiac Society.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and holds Honorary Fellowships from American College of Physicians, the Singapore Academy of Medicine and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He is a Deputy Lord Lieutenant for The County of Dunbartonshire and Freeman of the Barony Burgh of Kirkintilloch. He was Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow from 2007-2010 and was elected President in December 2012.
Throughout his career, Dr Dunn has contributed to his community. He served on the board of governors of St Aloysius College and was Chair of the Board from 2007-2013. He has had a lifelong association with Clyde football club and served as a director of the club from 2004-2012. He writes a regular article for his local paper in Kirkintilloch and plays golf when time permits although does not find it especially relaxing. He is married to Helen and has two sons, one a chartered surveyor and the other a medical practitioner.
*Dr Dunn graduated in Medicine from the University of Glasgow and completed postgraduate training was at The Royal Infirmary of Glasgow and in the USA. He was a Staff Member at the Ochsner Medical Institutions in New Orleans and was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Louisiana State University from 1980-83. He then returned to Glasgow as a Consultant Cardiologist at Stobhill Hospital in 1983. He was Clinical Director at Stobhill NHS Trust (1994-2000) and North Glasgow Hospitals NHS Trust (2000-2006).