Three new consultants have recently been appointed to Galway University Hospitals to expand on the multidisciplinary care teams available in the city.
The hospitals group welcomed the appointments of Prof Derek O’Keeffe, Consultant Endocrinologist; Dr Andrew Smyth, Consultant Physician; and Dr John William McEvoy, Consultant Physician.
Derek O’Keefe is a Professor of Medical Devices at NUI Galway with a focus on clinical innovation for patients with diabetes.
His focus will be developing technological solutions in his clinical practice.
Prof O’Keeffe previously worked with NASA as a flight surgeon for their NEEMO mission and placing an astronaut health experiment on board the International Space Station.
Dr Andrew Smith is an Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at NUIG where he focuses on the epidemiology, predictors and treatments for people with chronic kidney disease.
As a consultant with GUH he will be focusing on patients with hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney disease including kidney failure, dialysis and transplantation.
And finally Dr John William McEvoy is also a Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at NUIG.
His field of medical expertise focuses on the prevention of cardiovascular disease, cardiac imaging, and cardiovascular epidemiology.
Chris Kane General Manager of Galway University Hospitals said, “We are delighted to welcome three experienced healthcare professionals to our team here in Galway.
“We are committed to recruiting, retaining and developing highly-skilled multidisciplinary teams to deliver the best possible care and services to our patients as one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country.”
“These appointments will enable us not only to support and enhance existing services but to develop additional clinical services.”