Deans and Directors

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Deans and Directors

Dr Ray Barry

Dean, Faculty of Paediatrics

Tel: +353 1 863 9738

Dr Ray Barry is a member of Council and the Dean of the Faculty of Paediatrics, having taken up this role in October 2014.  He is the former Vice-Dean of the Faculty and a Consultant Paediatrician in the Mercy University Hospital, Cork.

Dr Peter Boylan

Chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Tel: +353 1 863 9728

Dr Peter Boylan is Chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Dr Boylan is a Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist in the National Maternity Hospital. He qualified from UCD 1974 and completed his training in the National Maternity Hospital, Queen Charlotte's Hospital for Women, London, and Chelsea Hospital for Women, London. As Chair, Dr Boylan is responsible for overseeing all matters of the Institute with the support of the Executive Council and all of the Institute Committees. He represents the Institute on the RCPI Council and also on other national and international bodies.

Professor Richard Costello

Director of Research

Tel: 01 863 9700

Professor Richard Costello is a member of Council as Director of Research at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Richard Costello graduated the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1988 and is currently Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine at Beaumont Hospital Dublin and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He serves on numerous committees and is a member of the Allergy and Immunology Assembly of the American Thoracic Society and the Health Research Board’s pharmacology panel.  He was involved in the establishment of the Irish Sleep Association.  He has authored over 40 publications.  His current research interests are lung immunology, neuro-immune interaction in allergic rhinitis and laser capture microdissection.

Professor Hilary Hoey

Director of Professional Competence, Senior Fellow and Censor

Tel: 01 863 9700

Professor Hilary Hoey is the Director of Professional Competence, and a Censor of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.  She is a former Dean of the Faculty of Paediatrics and the is the Faculty's Clinical Lead for the Qatar Revalidation Programme. Hilary Hoey graduated from University College Dublin and the University of Dundee.  She was awarded an MD Degree at Trinity College Dublin for research on growth in childhood and for the construction of The National Growth Standards for Irish Children. She is a specialist reviewer of many international academic publications and editorial boards and has been External Examiner in Paediatrics at the University of Cambridge, University of Nottingham, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, University College Dublin, University of Kuwait and the University of Cairo.  She is Chairman of Diabetes Ireland, and President-Elect of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology.

Dr Mary Holohan

Director of Examinations

Tel: 01 863 9700

Dr Mary Holohan is a member of Council and the Dean of Examinations and Chairperson of the Examinations Committee of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Mary Holohan is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at The Rotunda Maternity Hospital, Dublin.  Her special interests are post-term pregnancies, urinary incontinence, continuing professional development (CPD) and the medical care of the adult victim of sexual crime.  She is on the RCOG curriculum committee for the Advanced Training Skills Module for Forensic Gynaecology.

Professor Mary Horgan

President Elect, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Tel: 01 863 9700

Dr Mary Horgan President Elect and Director of Development of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. She will take up the role of President of RCPI in October 2017. Professor Horgan also chairs our Steering Committee on Acute Medicine (training). Mary Horgan graduated from University College Dublin in 1986.  She is Consultant Physician in Cork University Hospital and Professor in the School of Medicine, University College Cork.  She served as Chair of the Consultant Medical Staff Committee and the Executive Management Board in CUH.  Professor Horgan has served as a Board member of IBTS and is currently a Board Member of the Irish Medicines Board where she chairs the National Advisory Committee on Human Medicine.  She is President of the Infectious Diseases Society of Ireland.

Professor Elizabeth Keane

Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine

Tel: +353 1 863 9738

Prof Elizabeth Keane is a member of Council and the Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine. Prof Keane is a graduate of University College Cork. She was Director of Public Health in HSE South (Cork and Kerry) from 1995 until 2014. She has lectured in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in University College Cork since 1990 and was appointed Adjunct Professor in 2012. As Dean, she is responsible for overseeing all matters of the Faculty with the support of the Board and the Faculty Committees. She represents the Faculty on RCPI Council and also on other national and international bodies.

Professor Hilary Humphreys

Dean, Faculty of Pathology

Tel: +353 1 863 9765

Dr Hilary Humphreys is Dean of the Faculty of Pathology. He is also a Senior Fellow on Council, and has previously served as Vice President and Censor of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Hilary Humphreys is Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Consultant Microbiologist in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.  Hilary Humphreys has a long standing research interest in hospital infection prevention and control and antibiotic resistance, including MRSA. He has chaired expert groups, including the Strategy for the control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland (SARI) and working parties that have produced guidelines on MRSA in the UK and Ireland.  More recently, he has received a major research grant to determine amongst other things the benefits of universal MRSA screening and enhanced environmental decontamination.  He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Hospital Infection and Clinical Microbiology and Infection.

Dr Kathleen McGarry

Associate Director of Training Site Accreditation

Tel: 01 863 9763

Dr Kathleen McGarry is Associate Director of Training Site Accreditation and a Senior Fellow on Council of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. She has previously served as Censor and Vice President. Kathleen McGarry qualified in medicine from University College Dublin in 1972.  She is Consultant Physician in Navan Hospital, Co Meath.   She has served in various capacities on the Irish Medicines Board and the Irish Heart Foundation where she has been chair of the Council for Women’s Heart Disease and is a current member of the board.   She has over thirty international publications and has been involved in the discovery of a new genetic abnormality in an Irish family with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Dr T. Joseph McKenna

Co-opted Fellow on Council and Associate Dean of Assessments for Specialist Division of the Register of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Tel: 01 863 9700

Dr T. Joseph McKenna is a Co-opted Fellow on Council and Associate Dean of Assessments for Specialist Division of the Register of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.  He is also Clinical Lead on the Qatar Revalidation Programme for RCPI.  He previously served as Registrar and President of RCPI and was Chairman of the Irish Committee for Higher Medical Training and immediate past Chairman of the Forum of Irish Medical Training Bodies. He practiced as Consultant/Endocrinologist/Diabetologist/General Physician in St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin from l978 to 2007. He continued in private practice until 2012.  He serves on Medical Council and Health Service Executive committees. Amongst other posts he has held are President of the Irish Endocrine Society and Chairman, Section of Medicine, Royal Academy of Medicine of Ireland, and he served on the Editorial Boards of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism(US), The Endocrinologist(US) and Clinical Endocrinology(UK). He has published over 200 scientific papers in national and international scientific journals and co-authored a textbook on Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Dr Sinead Murphy

Director of Education and Professional Development

Tel: 01 863 9718

Dr Sinead Murphy was appointed to the role of Director of Education in 2014. Dr Murphy’s primary role is as an educator and has most recently held the position of Director of Paediatric Education at the UCD School of Medicine and Medical Sciences. Dr Murphy is also a Consultant Paediatrician at Children’s University Hospital, Temple St. She has consistently combined her role as a clinician educator with clinical positions at every level allowing for seamless integration of these two interconnected roles. Dr Murphy studied undergraduate medicine in Trinity College Dublin in 1994 and went into Paediatrics straight from internship. She continued her clinical training at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and at University College London returning to Ireland in 2001. She has a special interest in childhood obesity and has carried out extensive research on this subject. More recently, she has been in the role of clinical lead on the paediatric childhood obesity service which was developed and is run by a multidisciplinary team in Temple Street. Dr Murphy received Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 2012.

Professor Anthony O'Regan

Dean of Postgraduate Specialist Training

Tel: 01 863 9700

Professor Anthony O'Regan is Dean of Postgraduate Specialist Training at RCPI. He is a consultant in respiratory and internal medicine in Galway University Hospitals and Professor (personal) of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is Chief Academic Officer for the Saolta University Health Care Group, President of the Irish Thoracic Society. Professor O’Regan graduated from University College Dublin in 1990, completed postgraduate training at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Boston University School of Medicine and served as the first Irish Chief Medical Resident at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, is American board certified in internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Allergy and Immunology, and is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.  He was conferred with a MD doctorate from UCD in 2003. Prof O'Regan has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American Lung Foundation, and the Irish Lung Foundation.  He has over 40 peer reviewed publications. He has received several distinguished teaching awards in USA and Ireland.

Dr Declan Whelan

Dean of Faculty of Occupational Medicine

Tel: +353 1 863 9794

Dr Declan Whelan is a member of Council and the Dean of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.  As Dean, he is responsible for supervising all matters of the Faculty with the help of the Board and the Faculty Committees.  He has experience of a wide range of Faculty activities and has previously held the positions of Treasurer and Vice Dean of the Faculty. Dr Whelan’s main area of interest is in the interface between Traffic Medicine and Occupational Medicine. As chairman of the multidisciplinary RCPI Working Group in Traffic Medicine he oversaw the publication of the Medical Fitness to Drive Guidelines, for Healthcare Professionals, a collaborative project between the Road Safety Authority of Ireland and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Currently Dr Whelan is the Chief Medical Officer to the C.I.E. Group, the National Transport Company of Ireland. This role involves the provision of a comprehensive Occupational Health Service to some 11,000 employees. He has also held the position of Secretary to the International Union of Railway Medical Services (U.I.M.C.) based in Paris. Dr Whelan is a member of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) and is currently a member of the ICOH Congress 2018 organising committee which will bring some 4,000 delegates and accompanying persons to Dublin in 2018 for an International Congress on Occupational Medicine and allied disciplines.

Dr Barry White

Director of Quality and Clinical Care

Tel: 01 863 9700

Dr Barry White is a member of Council and Director of Quality and Clinical Care at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He graduated from University College Dublin and is currently Consultant Haematologist and National Haemophilia Director at St James’s Hospital.  He is widely published with over 50 peer reviewed publications.