Dr Declan Lyons
Elderly Care Service
Prof Declan Lyons (MSc FRCP FRCPI MD) graduated from University College Dublin in 1987. He did his house jobs at the The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital before completing an MSc in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Aberdeen. He worked as a Registrar in Medicine at Aberdeen Teaching Hospitals and took his MD thesis at The University of Aberdeen in 1992. He moved to King’s College Hospital London in 1994 as Lecturer and subsequently Senior Lecturer in Medicine for Elderly & Honorary Consultant Physician. He moved to his current post in his native Limerick in 1997. Recent work has centered on the elucidation of the pathogenic mechanisms that underlie various syncopal syndromes e.g., orthostatic hypotension, variants of carotid sinus syndrome. More recently, a common pathogenic relationship between bone strength, skeletal muscle activity and blood vessel function in old age (osteovascular instability) is the subject of several studies by Prof Lyons’ group. He has recently headed the development of a large number of Clinical Apps in conjunction with groups such as WHO/IOF and GOLD. Prof Lyons has held a number of positions including chairman of the Expert Advisory Group on Ageing to the HSE, Director of Clinical Academic Affairs at University of Limerick Graduate Entry Medical School, Clinical Lead for Acute Medicine in UL Hospitals Group and Clinical Director (Medicine) for UL Hospitals Network. He is an adjunct Professor of Therapeutic Science at NUIG. He founded Doctot Apps in 2008 and serves on a number of health related advisory boards.