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Photograph of 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 surgeon at the Royal Alexandra Hospital Paisley in 1997.

Mr McKirdy was previously Professional Advisor to the Scottish Government’s Global Citizenship Programme, a pioneer of development of breast cancer services in the Clyde area of the West of Scotland and National Clinical Lead for Breast Services. His previous formal College roles include Regional Councillor (2005-2013), Vice President (Surgical) (2013-2016) and Director of Global Health (2017-2020) and Chair of the HOPE Foundation. Mr McKirdy became Professional Adviser on Global Health in the Scottish Government in 2018, as well as a trustee of THET, the Tropical Health Education Trust.

McKirdy became president of the College in 2021.

Photograph of Mike McKirdy


Photograph of Mike McKirdy



“Photograph of Mike McKirdy,” Heritage, accessed July 19, 2024,