A LEADING cardiologist at a Clydebank hospital has been named the next President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

The Golden Jubilee’s Professor Hany Eteiba has been elected to the prestigious position of President-Elect for the next 12 months before taking up the role on a full-time basis in December 2024.

It is quite an honour for Professor Eteiba, who is known worldwide for his leading role in developing interventional cardiology services in the west of Scotland, and extensive contributions to the research and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

He also holds roles including President of the Scottish Cardiac Society and Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow.

Professor Eteiba said: “It is a great honour to have been elected as the next President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

“I took forward to contributing to the unique voice the college has in healthcare and working on critical issues such as the wellbeing of our doctors and other healthcare professionals, as well as the future of the healthcare workforce.”

NHS Golden Jubilee Medical Director Mark MacGregor said: “We are delighted to congratulate and support Professor Hany Eteiba in this honour.

“This appointment recognises Professor Eteiba’s dedication and expertise in the field of cardiovascular medicine, training and research.

“His contributions to the field over more than 20 years have changed the lives of countless patients and families not only in Scotland, but all across the globe.

“On behalf of myself and the entire Board at NHS Golden Jubilee, I would like to say congratulations to Professor Eteiba for this very much deserved honour.”

Professor Eteiba replaces outgoing President Mike McKirdy, who welcomed his successor.

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 together to represent the views of almost 16,000 Fellows and Members in the UK and internationally.”