Prof Paul Durrington


Professor of Medicine

University of Manchester

Cardiovascular Research Group


Paul Durrington retired from his substantive post as Professor of Medicine at the University of Manchester in 2009 and retired as Consultant Physician at Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK in 2012. Since 2009 he has continued to work in the Cardiovascular Research Group of the University of Manchester as Honorary Professor of Medicine. He graduated in physiology and medicine at the University of Bristol and trained in general medicine, diabetes mellitus and metabolic disorders. From 1979-80, he worked at the University of California, San Diego, USA, as a travelling fellow of the British Heart Foundation and American Heart Association. His research interests centre on disorders of lipoprotein metabolism, atherogenic modification of lipoproteins and its prevention by HDL, insulin resistance and diabetes. He was Chairman of the British Hyperlipidaemia Association (1992-1995). In 2001 he was elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He is author of over 400 original papers and other publications including Hyperlipidaemia: Diagnosis and Management 3rd Edition (2007, London: Hodder Arnold) and with Allan Sniderman Hyperlipidemia 6th Edition (2021 Oxford: Karger)

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