Professor Macdougall is Consultant Nephrologist and Professor of Clinical Nephrology at King’s College Hospital, London, UK.
Professor Macdougall is a combined medical and science graduate of Glasgow University, from which he was awarded a First Class Honours BSc in Pharmacology in 1980 and his medical degree in 1983. He completed his general medical and nephrology training at hospitals in Glasgow, Cardiff and London. He developed his research interest in renal anaemia while he was a Clinical Research Fellow in Cardiff (1988–1991) and extended this interest during his appointment at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London (1991–1996), where he studied the potential role of proinflammatory cytokines in mediating resistance to epoetin.
Professor Macdougall was involved in the Working Parties responsible for the 1999 and 2004 versions of the European Best Practice Guidelines, as well as the Work Group that produced both the 2007 US Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI™) Guidelines and the 2012 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) anaemia guideline. He has been author of 22 book chapters and over 230 journal publications, mainly in the field of renal anaemia.