Dr Eoin Tiernan

MD, FRCPI, Associate Clinical Professor, UCD
Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Secretary: Theresa

Areas of Specialty

  • Palliative Care
  • Palliative Medicine

Current Memberships

  • Irish Palliative Medicine Consultants Association


Dr Eoin Tiernan graduated from University College Dublin in 1989. He completed Vocational Training in General Practice in 1993, (MICGP and MRCGP) and then, following a period in oncology, completed Higher Specialist Training in Palliative Medicine in 1998.


Dr Eion Tiernan is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Beacon Hosptial.

Dr Tiernan worked as Consultant in Palliative Medicine in the NHS in the UK until taking up post as Consultant in Palliative Medicine at St. Vincent’s University Hospital and Blackrock Hospice in 2002. He established the Palliative Medicine service at Beacon Hospital and continues to focus on growing its early integration into the oncology programme and throughout the hospital and non-cancer services.

Dr Tiernan’s particular interests include broadening the scope of palliative medicine to encourage referral earlier in a patient’s cancer or non-cancer diagnosis, the safe and effective use of opioids for cancer and non-cancer pain management, assessment tools in palliative medicine, and closer integration of care between hospital and community. These interests are reflected in his academic research activities, as Associate Clinical Professor, UCD School of Medicine, with around 30 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and numerous successful research grants secured.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a trainer on the ICHMT Higher Specialist Training Scheme for Palliative Medicine.