Professor McWhinnie was appointed as a consultant vascular & general surgeon in Milton Keynes in 1993, having trained in Glasgow and Oxford. He has a long term interest in ambulatory surgery and is a past president of the British Association of Day Surgery. Currently he acts as President-Elect of the International Association for Ambulatory Surgery and Editor-in- Chief of the Journal of Ambulatory Surgery.
Professor McWhinnie is Post-Graduate Dean of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Buckingham and has over 100 publications on patient safety, ambulatory surgery and the treatment of varicose veins. He has contributed over 25 chapters to surgical textbooks including Bailey and Love’s Short Practice of Surgery, Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Surgery and The Oxford Textbook of Surgery. In 2012 He Co-edited the popular specialist handbook ‘Day Case Surgery’ for Oxford University Press.
Over and above his consultancy work Professor McWhinnie is a senior examiner of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for the MRCS examinations and is an Intercollegiate examiner for the FRCS final examinations.
As a general surgeon with over 25 years consultant experience, his areas of clinical expertise include all types of hernia repair, both laparoscopic and open, laparoscopic gallbladder procedures , varicose vein surgery and the removal of lumps and bumps.
Professor McWhinnie is currently Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) at The Saxon Clinic and holds a number of clinics every week.