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Professor Sean Murphy - Consultant Physician


Consultant Stroke Physician
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

Sean Murphy was appointed as Consultant Stroke Physician at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, in October 2010. He is currently Co-Director of the Mater Acute Stroke Service. He had previously been a Consultant Physician at Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar (1995-2010). He qualified in Medicine from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 1983. He subsequently trained in General Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals (1987-9) followed by a Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA (1989-1991). He went on to complete his MD while a Research Fellow in Clinical Gerontology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge UK (1991-2) before completing his clinical training as a Senior Registrar in General and Geriatric Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK (1992-5).
He was appointed as an Associate Professor of Medicine at RCSI Medical School in 2008 and a Senior Lecturer in Medicine at UCD School of Medicine in 2013. He was a member of the Steering Group of a number of research programmes in Ireland including the Irish National Audit on Stroke Care, the Cost of Stroke in Ireland Study and the Dublin Mid-Leinster Stroke Telemedicine Project. He is a member of the Council on Stroke of the Irish Heart Foundation. He is actively involved in a number of on-going stroke research projects at the Mater.