Dr. Westrup is the Director of Oncology, and a Consultant Medical Oncologist at Beacon Hospital. She is appointed Associate Clinical Professor at University College Dublin (UCD) and sits on the steering committee of the innovative UCD Beacon Academy. Dr. Westrup is the former Medical Director at Beacon Hospital.
Dr. Westrup joined Beacon Hospital in 2007 as the first full-time Medical Oncologist. She was appointed the Section Chief of Oncology under the new hospital operator: the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre.
Dr. Westrup was a member of the original Beacon Hospital Board from 2007 – 2008, served as Chairperson of the Beacon Pharmacy/Therapeutics Committee for 3 years, and as the Director of Education for Beacon Hospital from 2008 – 2014.
She currently sits on the Clinical Governance Committee of the Beacon Hospital Board, and was an invited member of the International Quality and Patient Safety Committee of UPMC which has oversight for quality/patient safety in the UPMC international division. Dr. Westrup lectures on the UCD Risk Management Program.
Dr. Westrup is a member of Cancer Trials Ireland. Her past research on breast cancer has been presented at international conferences, and is published in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Westrup currently advises the Health Care Products Regulatory Clinical Sub Trials Committee. She is a member of the National Cancer Care Program, Melanoma Clinical Advisory Group.
Dr. Westrup graduated Cum Laude from Wake Forest University with a BSc in Biology and received her medical degree with honours at University College Dublin. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Boston University Medical Center, was Resident Teacher of the Year and awarded the CREST scholarship; a National Institute of Health Grant. She completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Boston University Medical Center and was honoured as Chief Fellow. Dr. Westrup is American Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.