Dr Alan Rae


BSc, MD, FRCP(Glas)

GMC number: 1344978

Practising since: 1975


General (internal) Medicine, Cardiology

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  • Monday PM
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Alan graduated in Medicine with Commendation from  Glasgow University having previously graduated in Pharmacology.  He trained in Glasgow followed by a Fellowship in Clinical Electrophysiology in Philadelphia.

Alan was then appointed Consultant Cardiologist in 1987 and set up the Arrhythmia Service at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He is also trained in angioplasty and stenting. He is currently a Consultant at both the Golden Jubilee National Hospital and Glasgow Royal Infirmary providing both a specialised arrhythmia service including radiofrequency ablation and also undertaking intervention in patients with coronary artery disease.

Other interests

Alan's main interest is in the treatment of rhythm disorders including palpitation and blackouts. He is one of only three Consultants in the West of Scotland with a specific expertise in the interventional management of fast heart rates providing a supra-regional electrophysiology/ablation service for different arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation. His other main interest is in the investigation and treatment of patients with coronary disease presenting with chest pain and/or breathlessness.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Alan Rae at Nuffield Health

  • Event monitor
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)

Locations Dr Alan Rae works with

Related experience


Alan has published in many peer reviewed journals particularly in the area of disturbances of heart rhythm. His Doctorate thesis was on the interventional management of life-threatening heart rhythms. He is a member of a number of societies including the British Cardiovascular Society, Scottish Cardiac Society, British Heart Rhythm Association, Familial Arrhythmia Network Scotland and the British Cardiovascular Interventional Society.


  • Heart Rhythm UK
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • Scottish Cardiac Society
  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant Cardiologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Insurers Dr Alan Rae works with

Dr Alan Rae works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Dr Alan Rae does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Alan Rae does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Alan Rae does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.