Dr Mhairi Macfarlane

image2Dr Mhairi Macfarlane is from Aberdeenshire. She graduated from Aberdeen University in 2001. Having completed her training she spent 3 years working in ARI before spending a year as a trainee at Woodside Medical Group. Dr Macfarlane joined Holburn Medical Group as a partner in 2006. Her clinical interests include family planning and GP training.

Dr Deborah Cunningham

Dr drcunninghamDeborah Cunningham is from Aberdeenshire. She graduated from Aberdeen University in 2005 with her medical degree and a BSc in medical science. Her hospital training was mainly in Aberdeen but she also spent some time working in Shetland. She completed her GP training at the Albyn Medical Practice and joined Holburn Medical Group in 2011. She became a partner in 2012. Her clinical interests include women's health and elderly medicine. Dr Cunningham is our practice diabetic lead.

Dr Shanti West

shantiDr West graduated from the National University of Ireland in 2002. Originally from Malaysia Dr West came to Aberdeen after she graduated. She joined the practice as a partner in May 2014 having previously been a salaried GP at Whinhill Medical Practice. Dr West's interests are in elderly medicine, women's health and GP training.

Dr Lorraine McGuigan

image1Originally from West Lothian Dr McGuigan graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1997.  She held a number of hospital posts before completing her training in General Practice in 2004.  For a short time Dr McGuigan was a partner of Holburn Medical Group until family commitments led her to Edinburgh.  She worked in the University there for 8 years before returning to Aberdeen in 2011.  Dr Mcguigan has a special interest in palliative care and medical education training.

Dr Joanna Green

Dr Green Joanna Greengraduated from Aberdeen University in 2006. She completed her GP training locally and has worked in general practice and oncology. She has two years experience in weight loss and nutrition and supervision of a weight loss programme from her time spent with an Aberdeen private medical clinic. She joined Holburn Medical Group in April 2018 and became a partner in February 2019 and has clinical interests in the management of obesity, general nutrition and urological oncology.

Dr Leanne Duff


Dr Duff is from Aberdeen but studied medicine at the University of Dundee, graduating in 2012. During her hospital training she worked at Woodend Hospital, ARI and Dr Grays Hospital in Elgin.
Dr Duff completed her GP training with the practice and enjoyed
a short spell as a GP Assistant before becoming a partner in May 2019.  Dr Duff’s interests lie in elderly medicine and psychiatry.


Dr Vaila Boswell

IMG_8914Originally from Shetland Dr Boswell studied medicine at St Andrew's University and Aberdeen University. Dr Boswell completed her GP training with the practice, became our GP Assistant in August 2019 and accepted partnership in February 2020. Her medical interests lie in women's health and contraception.

Dr Nicky Grant

ImageOriginally from Aberdeen, Dr Grant studied Medical Microbiology in Edinburgh and graduated in 2001 before heading back to Aberdeen to study Medicine. She graduated from Aberdeen University in 2006 and returned to Edinburgh to complete her GP training. Dr Grant has been working as a GP in Aberdeen since 2012 and joined our team as a Salaried GP in May 2020. Dr Grant's special interests are in geriatrics, paediatrics and medical education

Dr Samantha McCann

samanthaSamantha McCann from Aberdeen, graduated from Aberdeen University 2009 and started GP training in Manchester before returning to Aberdeen to complete her training in 2017. Dr McCann has worked as a salaried GP at Peterhead Health Centre, Links Medical Practice and joined our team in July 2020.  Dr McCann's specialist interests lie in family planning.

We can also benefit from having a fully qualified Doctor as a GP Trainee. We also have other trainee doctors who are starting their training in General Practice, they are often with us for a 6 month period.

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