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Neurological Institute

Prof Tim Lynch, Consultant Neurologist

MB, BSc., DCH, FRCPI, FRCP, ABPN   Tim Lynch is a Consultant Neurologist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital; Clinical Director of the Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital; Chief Academic Officer IEHG and Vice Principal Health Affairs UCD. Prof. Lynch is a medical graduate from Royal College of Surgeons Ireland from 1984. He subsequently did a BSc Pharmacology UCD and trained at the Richmond Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin. He moved to Columbia University in New York for a residency in neurology followed by a Fellowship in Movement Disorders with Prof Stanley Fahn and did a Fellowship in Neurogenetics. Prof Lynch was involved in genetic research of frontotemporal dementia and parkinsonism linked to chromosome 17 (Wilhelmsen-Lynch disease) and part of the team that cloned the tau gene (Nature 1998). Prof Lynch was appointed a Consultant Neurologist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in 1998; Adjunct Professor of Neurology, University College Dublin in 2006; Clinical Director of The Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater www.neurologicalinstitute.ie in 2008 and Chief Academic Officer IEGH and Vice Principal Health Affairs UCD in 2018 and Adjunct Professor of Neurology, Columbia University, New York 2020. Prof Lynch has served as Chairperson, Division of Medicine; Dean of Postgraduate Education; Chairperson Medical Council at the Mater Hospital and Lead of the HSE National Neurology Program. He was President of the Irish Neurological Association 2020 and helped organize the first virtual annual INA meeting. He has published approximately three hundred research articles in peer-reviewed journals on a number of areas in clinical neuroscience including movement disorders, neurodegeneration, Parkinsonism, frontotemporal dementia linked to chromosome 17, the genetics of neurological disorders and CNS Whipple’s disease (H index 52). 

Dr. Tim Lynch – end of bottom row right – Richmond Hospital 1986

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