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Dr David McCarey

Consultant Rheumatologist


Practices at: Ross Hall Hospital, Ross Hall Clinic Braehead

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Dr David McCarey graduated in Medicine from the University of Glasgow in 1997. He subsequently trained in General Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in the West of Scotland. He received his MD from the University of Glasgow in 2005. His main clinical interests are in inflammatory arthritis and its various comorbidities. He previously co-authored European guidelines on cardiovascular risk modification in rheumatoid arthritis.

A full time Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician at Glasgow Royal Infirmary since 2008, he is also Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. As Clinical Director for Medical Specialties at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Dr McCarey helped lead the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequently, he took up the post of Deputy Chief of Medicine in the North Sector of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde in 2021.

Clinical Interests

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Spondyloarthropathies including ankylosing spondylitis
  • Crystal arthritis (gout and pseudogout)
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Soft tissue problems (such as epicondylitis and plantar fasciitis)

Professional Memberships

  • Scottish Society for Rheumatology
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • British Medical Association


Consultant Rheumatologist, Dr David McCarey discusses the conditions he sees and the treatments he offers.

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