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The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Terry McWade as Chief Executive Officer.
Dr McWade, who is currently CEO of biotechnology company Valitacell, will join RCPI in August 2019.
Prof Mary Horgan, RCPI President, welcomed Dr McWade to the College. “We are delighted that Terry is joining our College. His track record in medical education, both nationally and internationally, together with his deep experience and understanding of the healthcare environment, health strategy development, the education market and strong executive team leadership will drive innovation and growth in the years ahead at our College."
Dr McWade said, “I am delighted to be joining RCPI as CEO and I look forward to working with the President, Council, the Board and the team in the College to support the Trainees, Members and Fellows in their work and with their education and training needs.”
Dr McWade, who qualified as a medical doctor at Trinity College Dublin, has led a number of technology and medical education innovations including the world’s first online surgical training programme - a collaborative venture between the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Harvard Medical School and Intuition.
He has previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry at Servier Laboratories, as Managing Director of Servier Denmark, and at its Paris headquarters. He led the healthcare consulting practice of the Boston Consulting Group in London and is former CEO of Exceptis Technologies, where he led the sale of this business to Trintech Group in 2000.
Prior to establishing Valitacell, Terry was Deputy CEO of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2004-2013).
He is the former Chairman of the European Vaccine Initiative, Deputy Chairman of the Dublin Dental Hospital and serves on a number of committees of the Irish Medical Council. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and has a MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law.
The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland is Ireland’s largest postgraduate medical training body offering training programmes, examinations, diplomas and educational courses to equip doctors with the skills and knowledge they need to care for patients, and run safe and efficient healthcare systems.
It has over 11,000 Trainees, Members and Fellows and includes the Faculties of Occupational Medicine, Paediatrics, Pathology, Public Health Medicine, the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training and has two joint faculties of Intensive Care Medicine in Ireland and Sports and Exercise Medicine.