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 sits on Council as Chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Dr Boylan began his medical career in University College Dublin, from which he graduated in 1974. Following this he completed his training at the National Maternity Hospital Dublin, Queen Charlotte's Hospital London, and Chelsea Hospital for Women London. Dr Boylan also spent some time in the University of Texas, Houston where he held an academic position. On his return to Ireland, Dr Boylan was appointed Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist at the National Maternity Hospital, a role he held until his retirement at the end of last year. During his time at the National Maternity Hospital, Dr Boylan was appointed Master for seven years, from 1991-1997. One of his major achievements as Master includes the development of foetal medicine as a stand-alone specialty. As Chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Dr Boylan is responsible for overseeing all matters of the Institute with the support of the Executive Council and the Institute Committees. He represents the Institute on a number of national and international bodies relating to the specialty.
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 is the Director of Professional Competence of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. She has previously served on Council as Vice-President, Censor, and elected Fellows and is a former Dean of the Faculty of Paediatrics. Professor 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 is a member of Council and the Director of Examinations and Chairperson of the Examinations Committee of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. In this role, Dr Holohan is responsible for the strategic management and development of RCPI postgraduate examinations. She has previously served on Council as Director of Professional Competence, and as Vice-President. A graduate of University College Cork, Dr Holohan was appointed consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist in the Rotunda in 1995 where she still works today. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in RCSI. Her special interests are post-term pregnancy, female urinary incontinence and forensic gynaecology. Dr Holohan has been heavily involved in education and professional development activities in RCPI for many years. She has been an active member of the Education Committee in RCPI since its inception in 2000, and served many years as its Chair. Outside RCPI, Dr Holohan sits on the RCOG curriculum committee for the Advanced Training Skills module for forensic gynaecology.
Professor Mary Horgan was elected as the 142nd President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. She took up this position at the Annual Stated Meeting in October 2017 and will serve a three-year term. Professor Horgan is the first woman President in our 360 year history. Originally from Kerry, Professor Horgan graduated from UCD in 1986. She was awarded her MD in 1995, MRCPI in 1988 and FRCPI in 1997. She serves on the Board of the Health Products Regulatory Authority and the Mercy University Hospital and on the Governing Body of UCC. She is formerly a Board Member of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service and was previously Chair of the Council of Deans of Medical Schools. She is a Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine at Cork University Hospital and Dean of the University College Cork School of Medicine.
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.
Prof Hilary Humphreys is Dean of the Faculty of Pathology. He has also previously served on Council as Vice President and Censor of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Prof 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 was Associate Director of Training Site Accreditation and a Senior Fellow on Council of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland for many years. She has previously served as Censor and Vice President. Kathleen McGarry qualified in medicine from University College Dublin in 1972. She was a Consultant Physician in Navan Hospital, Co Meath. She served in various capacities on the Irish Medicines Board and the Irish Heart Foundation where she was chair of the Council for Women’s Heart Disease and a current member of the board. She had over thirty international publications and was involved in the discovery of a new genetic abnormality in an Irish family with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Dr McGarry passed away on 5 January 2018.
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 is Director of Education and Professional Development of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Dr Murphy’s primary role is as an educator, and she also holds the position of Director of Paediatric Education at the UCD School of Medicine and Medical Sciences. In this role, Dr Murphy is the lead for teaching, and is responsible for the coordination and delivery of programmes across the two Dublin Children’s Hospitals – Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, and Children’s University Hospital Temple Street. A Consultant Paediatrician at Temple Street, Dr Murphy 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 received Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 2012. Dr Murphy 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. In RCPI, Dr Sinead Murphy is a member of the Policy Group on Obesity. This group has published two reports in recent years which have informed the National Obesity Policy and Action Plan - A Healthy Weight for Ireland, published in 2016.
Professor Anthony O'Regan is Dean of Postgraduate Specialist Training in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. A Consultant in Respiratory and Internal Medicine in University Hospital Galway, Prof O’Regan also serves as Professor of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He holds several other roles including Chief Academic Officer for the Saolta University Healthcare Group, and Past President of the Irish Thoracic Society. Professor O’Regan graduated from University College Dublin in 1990. He completed postgraduate training at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Boston University School of Medicine. In addition to holding Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Prof O’Regan 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 an MD doctorate from UCD in 2003, and has received several distinguished teaching awards in both Ireland and the USA. Prof O'Regan has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American Lung Foundation and the Irish Lung Foundation, through which he has published over 40 peer reviewed articles.
Dr Declan Whelan is a member of Council and Past Dean of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. 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 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.