Alexander Turpie, MD, is Professor of Medicine at McMaster University and an internist on the staff of Hamilton Health Sciences. He received his medical education from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. After completing residencies at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Stobhill General Hospital, where he was also a clinical research fellow, he served as a clinic lecturer for the University of East Africa Medical School in Nairobi, Kenya. After returning to the University of Glasgow for additional training in haemostasis and thrombosis, he was appointed MRC Fellow at McMaster University and was appointed to the full-time faculty in the Department of Medicine.
Professor Turpie’s research interests include new antithrombotic drugs for the management of venous and arterial thrombosis, and anticoagulant therapy in patients with prosthetic heart valves. He has served on numerous professional and university related committees and is a frequent lecturer at professional meetings worldwide.
Professor Turpie has authored more than 700 published articles, abstracts, book chapters, and books, and he has been a reviewer for many journals, including the Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, The Lancet, and The New England Journal of Medicine. In addition, he serves on the editorial boards of Vascular Medicine and