Prof Thomas Kiernan
Professor Kiernan is a graduate of University College Dublin (M.B. B.Ch. B.A.O. 1999). He completed his medical residency and early cardiology training in Ireland and the USA. He was awarded his MD Thesis (Cellular therapies for Cardiovascular Disease) from Mayo Clinic, Minnesota USA. He then pursued a fellowship in Interventional and Structural Cardiology in Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston USA (2007-2009). He took up post of Consultant Cardiologist in Cork University Hospital, 2009 and moved to University Hospital Limerick 2012 where he was promoted to Clinical Lead for Cardiology, UL Hospitals Group and Associate Professor of Medicine – Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick. Since in post, he has spearheaded the introduction of 24/7 ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) service for the region as well as multi-disciplinary heart team meetings, structural heart disease programme for the region and development of a cardiology research team which partake in both national and international clinical trials and research projects.