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About the

Neurological Institute

Prof Peter Kelly, Consultant Neurologist

MD, MS, FRCPI,Prof Peter Kelly is a Consultant Stroke Neurologist, Director of the Stroke Service at the Mater University Hospital, and Associate Professor of Neurology at University College Dublin. A 1990 UCD graduate, he holds a Doctorate of Medicine and Masters in Physiology from UCD, and Masters degree in Clinical Investigation from Harvard Medical School. He spent 7 years at Massachusetts General Hospital and worked at Harvard School of Public Health before returning to the Mater in 2003. He has published widely on Stroke in international journals and is co-editor of a multi-author textbook on Stroke Prevention. Since returning to Ireland, he established the Neurovascular Clinical Science Unit at the Mater UCD campus, to further patient-oriented research on stroke. His academic work is focused on stroke prevention and translational research aimed at developing new surrogate markers for early clinical trials of stroke treatments. He is the Principal Investigator of several ongoing studies of stroke including:

  • the North Dublin Stroke Study
  • the North Dublin TIA Study
  • the Dublin Carotid Artery AtherosclerosisStudy

He has received several Irish and US grants for his research, including a highly-competitive HRB Clinician Scientist Award in 2006. He serves as an advisor on the Irish Stroke Council, Volunteer Stroke Scheme, Neurological Alliance of Ireland and National Stroke Audit Review Group. Most recently he has served on the National Cardiovascular Strategy Review Group.