FRCP (Glas, Edin, Lond) FFPM FBPhS
Educated and trained in Glasgow, Professor Paterson was appointed Consultant Physician with interest in diabetes mellitus at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1986. In addition to his clinical work in a busy city-centre diabetes service, he was actively involved in the wider world of diabetes, forming the Glasgow Local Diabetes Services Advisory Group and chairing a SIGN guideline development group looking at diabetic renal disease.
He has also worked for the British Diabetic Association (now Diabetes UK), chairing both its Professional Advisory Committee and Project Grant Committee and served on the Council of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). He was Honorary Secretary of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow from 2001 – 2004 and was also Clinical Director of Medicine for North-East Glasgow (Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Stobhill Hospital) from 2006 – 2008.
Professor Paterson’s other interests include clinical pharmacology and therapeutics and, after many years as Vice-Chair of his local Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee, became Chair of the New Drugs Committee of the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) in 2004 and held the Chair of SMC from 2008 to 2011. Professor Paterson has stepped down from clinical activities but is continuing his interests in health technology assessment of medicines, medicines management and pharmacovigilance.