Doctor Alastair Lowrie


Doctor Alastair Lowrie

Fast Facts

Medical qualifications

  • 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)

Previous Positions

  • 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

Professional Membership

Associate member, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
Associate member, British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)

Medical Publications

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.

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.

His Interface Fellowship had a major congenital component and he has develed 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 Alastair Graeme Lowrie gained good training in laser for adults and children  and  has experience with CO2, ND-YAG and pulsed-dye lasers.