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CBE for heart specialist Dr Frank Dunn

Frank Dunn

Frank Dunn

A pioneering doctor has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of his services to cardiology and the community.

Dr Frank Dunn, an East Dunbartonshire resident, is a consultant cardiologist at Stobhill Hospital, an Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow and President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

As a child he lived in the grounds of Stobhill, where his father worked as deputy medical superintendant.

After spending the early years of his medical training in Glasgow and the USA, he returned to Stobhill in 1983 as a consultant cardiologist and has cared for some patients for more than three decades.

Dr Dunn, who writes a regular column for the Kirkintilloch Herald and the Milngavie and Bearsden Herald, said: “I was actually in Australia when the letter arrived at my home.

“I’m delighted to receive this honour and I’ve been touched by all the kind messages of congratulations I’ve received since it was announced.

“I’ve had text messages and e-mails from all over the world, including Bogota in Columbia, America, Fiji and Australia.”

The dad-of-two, who was awarded the Freedom of Kirkintilloch in 2012, is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and holds Honorary Fellowships from the American College of Physicians, the Singapore Academy of Medicine and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

The dedicated professional has also found time to serve on the Council for the British Cardiac Society and the Scottish Cardiac Society.

Away from medicine he served on the board of governors of St Aloysius College and was Chair of the Board from 2007-2013, while a lifelong association with Clyde football club saw him serve as a director of the club from 2004-2012.

Meanwhile, he remains a Deputy Lord Lieutenant for the County of Dunbartonshire.

Dr Dunn, who lives in Lenzie with wife Helen, added: “I am privileged to have been associated with the people of Glasgow, the patients and staff at Stobhill Hospital, and the people of East Dunbartonshire for most of my life.

“This award recognises all those who have supported me in so many ways over the years and this provides an opportunity to record my gratitude.

“I am most fortunate to have had so many happy and fulfilling years in the medical profession. I am especially pleased to receive this award as President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow – which is an institution I am proud to serve.”

Factfile:

Dr Dunn graduated in Medicine from the University of Glasgow and completed postgraduate training at The Royal Infirmary of Glasgow and in the USA.

He was a staff member at the Ochsner Medical Institutions, in New Orleans, and was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Louisiana State University from 1980-83.

He then returned to Glasgow as a Consultant Cardiologist at Stobhill Hospital in 1983.

He was Clinical Director at Stobhill NHS Trust (1994-2000) and North Glasgow Hospitals NHS Trust (2000-2006).

 

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