Allan Struthers graduated MB (Hons) from Glasgow University UK in 1977. After junior hospital posts, he was Senior Registrar at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and Hammersmith Hospital in London in 1982 – 1985.
He was then appointed Wellcome Senior Lecturer/Consultant Physician in Dundee and is currently Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and runs the Heart Failure service at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. He is also an Honorary Professor at St Andrews University Medical School. He was Chairman of the SIGN Guidelines in Heart Failure twice (2007 and 2016) and Chairman of NHS-QIS Standards (2010) for Heart Failure. In addition, he is also Chairman of Tenovus NSAC, Senior Regional Advisor for SACDA and Council member of Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.
He is currently Co-Head of the Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine at the Medical School in the University of Dundee. Professor Struthers runs a large clinical research programme and has supervised 50 MD/PhDs.