Dr Lawrence McAlpine

Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine

BSc(Hons), MB ChB, FRCP(Edin), FRCP(Glasg), FRCP(Lond), FACP(USA)

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Personal profile

Dr Lawrence McAlpine comes from a medical family, and he graduated in science and medicine from the University of Glasgow.  He trained in General (internal) Medicine and in Respiratory Medicine in the West of Scotland.

He has published research in asthma, lung cancer, and other aspects of lung disease. He was appointed Consultant Physician at University Hospital Monklands in 1995 where he developed a comprehensive clinical service for the investigation and management of all forms of lung condition, built a multidisciplinary team, and established a respiratory investigation laboratory.

He also assesses and manages patients with a wide range of general medical conditions admitted to hospital as an emergency. He was appointed Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Glasgow.

Dr McAlpine has contributed to medicine widely and developed an international reputation.  He was Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow, and he has held a number of senior offices with the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians in the UK, with the Postgraduate Training Deanery in the West of Scotland, and with the British Thoracic Society. 

Dr McAlpine's private medical practice at Ross Hall Hospital focuses on the assessment of lung symptoms, and the evaluation and management of all lung conditions. He will also assess general medical problems.

Clinical Interests

  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Wheeze
  • COPD
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Breathlessness
  • Possible lung cancer
  • Abnormal chest x-rays and CT scans including lung nodules
  • Interstitial lung diseases / lung fibrosis
  • Applications to CAA and other professions with possible lung problems
  • Asbestos exposure and other occupational lung problems
  • Allergic lung disorders

Professional Memberships

  • British Thoracic Society
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Royal Colleges of Physicians (Edin, Glasg, Lond)
  • European Respiratory Society
  • American College of Physicians

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