Dr. MacDonald studied medicine at Aberdeen University, Scotland and the prestigious Glasgow cardiology training program followed by a fellowship at the Scottish National Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Unit. He developed a subspecialty interest in cardiac imaging and began a fellowship in cardiovascular MRI at Royal Brompton Hospital, London before moving to Singapore.
Dr. MacDonald studied medicine at Aberdeen University, Scotland where he graduated with MBChB. He then undertook a Bachelor of Science research degree in patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease and was accepted onto the prestigious Glasgow cardiology training program in 2008. He also took a 3-year fellowship at the Scottish National Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Unit and was mentored by two of the founding fathers of modern heart failure therapies, Professor Henry Dargie and Professor John McMurray. Whilst there he undertook a second research degree on the relationship between diabetes and heart failure, graduating MD in 2011.
Dr. MacDonald developed a subspecialty interest in cardiac imaging and began a fellowship in cardiovascular MRI at Royal Brompton Hospital, London and in 2013 gained the top level of accreditation. He received his UK Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in 2013 and was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist at Western Infirmary, Glasgow, UK.
At Singapore’s Changi General Hospital he was integral in the development of their heart failure and cardiac imaging services. The heart failure programme is the only one in Singapore awarded with the coveted JCI accreditation.
With his extensive training and contributions to teaching and research in cardiology and heart failure, Dr. MacDonald was elected Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 2004 and Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) in 2010.
Dr. MacDonald is a senior consultant cardiologist with expertise in heart failure and in the management of complex hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes to halt coronary artery disease, prevent heart attack and stroke and increase longevity. He is also a certified obesity physician and has a particular interest in the weight management of people with heart disease.
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