Dr Alexander Doney
Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Physician, University of Dundee
Dr Alexander Doney is senior clinical lecturer at the University of Dundee and Honorary Consultant Physician. He trained initially as a geneticist gaining a PhD in molecular genetics of dyslipidaemia and coronary artery disease and subsequently trained in clinical medicine specialising in Clinical Pharmacology and General Internal Medicine. He led the Acute Stroke Programme at Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital and Medical School for a number of years. More recently he has joined the division of Population Health and Genomics at the University of Dundee although continues to provide clinical sessions in cardiovascular risk and acute stroke management.
His long term research interests have been on the use of genomic information to personalise the prediction and pharmacological management of vascular diseases. He played a central role in setting up and demonstrating the research value of the large and successful bioresources at the University of Dundee that leverage extensive longitudinal electronic medical records. As a cerebrovascular physician he has pioneered research in the potential value of latent information about vascular health contained in clinical images of the brain and retina. He directs a number of work packages in collaboration with Computer Vision across various programmes that combine imaging derived features with genomics and electronic medical records to predict health outcomes. He is translating the outcomes of research research directly into clinical care by leading a Precision Medicine delivery programme at Ninewells Hospital known as P4Me.