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Alastair Lowrie - Doctor

Alastair Lowrie -

Dr Alastair Graeme Lowrie has been trained to a high level in hand surgery under the supervision of world-renowned plastic and orthopaedic hand surgeons. 

Dr Lowrie's Interface Fellowship had a major congenital component and he has developed an overview of the state of the art in the subspecialty through a series of visits to international centres.

He has visited the units of Raja Sabapathy in India and Simon Kay in Leeds and has been awarded the BAPRAS European Travelling Bursary to visit Steven Hovius in Rotterdam and Rolf Habenicht in Hamburg.

Dr Lowrie gained good training in laser for adults and children and has experience with CO2, ND-YAG and pulsed-dye lasers

Fast Facts

  • MBChB (with Honours), the University of Edinburgh
  • BSc Med Sci (2 : 1 Honours) in Pathology, the University of Edinburgh
  • MD, the University of Edinburgh. Thesis - 'Neoplastic expression and cellular functions of proteolysis inducing factor / dermcidin'
  • MRCS (Ed)
  • FRCS (Plast
  • 2012 - Congenital and Adult Hand Surgery, Northern Regional Higher Training Programme in Plastic surgery.
  • 2011 - James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK. Registrar to Mr Haroon Siddiqui.
  • 2010 - Hand, congenital hand and microsurgery, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India. Mr Raja Sabapathy
  • 2009 - Microsurgery, Toronto General Hospital. Dr Stefan Hofer and Dr Toni Zhong. Life After Weight Loss – Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring, Pittsburgh. Dr Philip Rubin
  • Associate member, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
  • Associate member, British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)

Clinical Interests & Specialities

  • CO2
  • ND-YAG
  • Pulsed-dye
  • Arterial injuries at the elbow carry a high risk of muscle necrosis and warrant urgent revascularisation. Lowrie AG, Berry MG, Kirkpatrick JJR, Lees VC, McGrouther DA. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2012 Mar;94(2):124-128. Full paper.
  • Proteolysis-inducing factor core peptide mediates dermcidin-induced proliferation of hepatic cells through multiple signalling networks. Lowrie AG, Dickinson P, Wheelhouse N, Stewart GD, Ross AJ, Forster T, Ross JA. Int J Oncol. 2011 Sep;39(3):709-18. Full paper.


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