Dr Rob Cargill appointed NHS Fife Associate Medical Director

Published: Monday 28 Sep 2015

Dr Rob Cargill

Dr Rob Cargill

NHS Fife is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Rob Cargill as Associate Medical Director.

Born and raised in North-east Fife, Dr Cargill has strong ties to the region and brings a wealth of experience to the role.

Graduating from Dundee University in 1984, Dr Cargill began his career in healthcare provision at the Victoria Hospital, working as a nursing auxiliary during his summer holidays. He has since lent his expertise to health boards in Tayside, Highland, and Grampian before returning to Fife as Consultant Cardiologist in 2000. In 2004, Dr Cargill was appointed Clinical Director of Medicine at NHS Fife, and, in 2012, he became Clinical Director of Emergency Care.

Dr Cargill will take up the role of Associate Medical Director on the 1st of October, working alongside Dr Gordon Birnie, who will retire in December.

Dr Cargill said:

“It is a great privilege to be appointed to the role of Associate Medical Director and to take on this new responsibility serving our community.

“This is a challenging role but I am extremely fortunate to work with teams of dedicated and highly talented staff who take genuine pride in providing excellent care. I look forward to working closely with these colleagues to ensure the people of Fife continue to receive the best possible health care.”

Chief Operating Officer, Professor Scott McLean, added:


“I am delighted to welcome Dr Cargill as Associate Medical Director and I am particularly pleased that we have appointed a professional with the stature of Dr Cargill, who is highly regarded not only for his expert knowledge, but also as a healthcare innovator. His appointment will help ensure that NHS Fife continues to provide both safe, high quality care and a great patient experience for people across the region.

Professor McLean added:

“As exciting as it is to be welcoming Dr Cargill, I would also like to thank Dr Birnie for his significant contribution to health services in Fife over many years.”

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