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Professor Paul Durrington (Bsc MB ChB MD FRCP FRCPath FACP FMedSci) - personal details

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Professor Paul Durrington

Role: Professor of Medicine

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 1200


Cardiovascular Research Group
Core Technology Facility (3rd Floor)
46 Grafton Street
M13 9NT




Paul Durrington trained in Physiology and Medicine in Bristol (BSc 1969; MBChB 1972; MRCP 1975; MD 1978), before moving to the University of Manchester in 1976 as a lecturer.

He visited the Division of Metabolic Medicine at University of California, San Diego as British Heart Foundation Travelling Fellow (1979-80). He was made a FRCP (London) in 1987, FRCPath in 1994, Fellow of the American Heart Association in 2001 and Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 2009. Paul is currently Honorary Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Research Group in the School of Biomedicine and Consultant Physician at Manchester Royal Infirmary where he leads the Greater Manchester Vascular Research Network.

His research interests centre on disorders of lipoprotein metabolism, atherogenic modifications of lipoproteins, insulin resistance and diabetes. He was Chairman of the British Hyperlipidaemia Association from 1992 to 1995, a member of the British Heart Foundation Project Grants Committee from 1997 to 2000 and Director of Research and Development to the Central Manchester Healthcare Trust 1997-2001. Currently,a member of the European Science Foundation Genetics and Epidemiology of Atherosclerosis International Review Panel. In 2001 he was elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences for his work on diabetic dyslipidaemia and on HDL metabolism. He is author of over 300 original papers and other publications.


  • 2001 - FMedSci
  • 1987 - FRCPath
  • 1980 - FRCP
  • 1978 - MD


Professor of Medicine


Contributes regularly to undergraduate teaching and lectures frequently at postgraduate meetings. Former external examiner to Universities of Leeds and Sheffield and current member of the Examination Board of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians. Supervises PhD and MD students and has acted as a PhD examiner to British and overseas universities.