Mr Sam McClinton qualified in 1980 from Trinity College, Dublin and after training in Ireland, the UK and the USA he took up a Consultant post in Aberdeen in 1993.
Locally he has been Head of Service for Urology and an Associate Medical Director at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Nationally he was President of the Scottish Urological Society and an advisor on Urology to the Scottish Executive.
He has been a teacher and trainer throughout his career and is currently Chairman of the Intercollegiate Board in Urology, a national body that sets and holds examinations for trainees which they must pass before being appointed as Consultants.
In his subspecialty area he has been a member of council of the British Association of Urological Surgeons and Chairman of the Section of Endourology and is currently leading two large national trials investigating ways of improving treatment for patients with stone disease.
He provides a joint fertility service in Aberdeen, dealing with the male aspects of fertility problems, including vasectomy reversal.