IFGH Presenter: Professor Eilis McGovern

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February 26, 2012

Professor Eilis McGovern graduated from University College Dublin Medical School IN 1978. Following internship and basic surgical training she obtained her Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1982. She then trained in cardiothoracic surgery in Dublin, at the end of which she did a clinical fellowship in the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

She was appointed as a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon to the Mater and Royal City of Dublin Hospitals in 1987. In 1999 she transferred to St James’s Hospital in Dublin to oversee the opening of a new cardiac surgery unit. In the field of undergraduate medicine she chaired the Medical Faculty Board of the Royal College of Surgeons medical school from 2001 until 2006. She is also actively involved in teaching in St James’s Hospital which is one of the 2 major teaching hospitals for Trinity College Medical School and was appointed as a Clinical Professor in 2010. She has a long track record in postgraduate training. She is a past member of the Intercollegiate Board for cardiothoracic surgery (UK and Ireland) and a former examiner. She chaired the Irish Postgraduate Medical and Dental Board from 2003-2007 and currently sits on the National Medical Education, Training and Research Committee.

Professor McGovern was elected President of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, for a two year term, in June 2010 having been a Council Member since 1993.

Click on the links below to download her IFGH presentation.

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