Bachelor with honors, Cambridge University, England, 1972. Bachelor of Medicine BChir with honors, Cambridge University, England, 1975. Doctor of Medicine, Cambridge University, England, 1984.
Cardiology registrar Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, 1978-1980. Research fellow British Heart Foundation Oxford University, 1980-1982, lecturer, senior registrar in cardiology, 1983-1986. Consultant cardiologist Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh University Edinburgh, since 1986, clinical director, 1996—2004.
Chairman hospital care and professional tgn committee British Heart Foundation, 1997-2007, member council, member executive committee. Chairman Lothian Ethics and Medical Research Committee, 1990-1995.
Fellow Royal College Physicians (Edinburgh), European Society Cardiology. Member British Cardiovasc. Society (president since 2007, council 1994-1998).
Married Grace Anne Robertson, May 19, 1979. Children: Victoria Louise, Sarah-Jane.