Prof Ray McDermott

Consultant Medical Oncologist
Dr Ray McDermott

Secretary: Sally Jane

Oncology Day Unit Patients please contact Ciara.

Areas of Specialty

  • Genito-Urinary Cancers
  • Pancreas Cancers
  • Tumour Immunology
  • Cancer Care
  • Medical Oncology

Current Memberships

  • Irish Clinical Oncology Research Group
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group


Prof Ray McDermott commenced his training in Medical Oncology at the Mater Hospital, Dublin during which time he completed an MBA in Health Services Management. He went on to The Institut Curie, Paris (2000-2002) where he completed a PhD in Tumour Immunology. He subsequently completed his clinical training at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia (2002-2004), where he furthered an interest in Genito-Urinary Oncology. During this training period, he published over twenty peer reviewed articles and Book Chapters.


Prof McDermott took up a post as Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Adelaide Meath & National Childrens Hospital, Tallaght in July 2004.

In 2006, Prof McDermott was instrumental in establishing Ireland as a main member of the Eastern Co-Operative Group, the largest clinical trials group in the USA with over 70 active studies. Prof McDermott is the Principal Investigator for Ireland in this initiative and is involved in twice yearly meetings with ECOG to develop this relationship. Prof McDermott is currently Vice-Chair of ICORG, the Irish Clinical Oncology Research Group. Under the auspices of the National Cancer Control Programme and the establishment of ‘Centres of Excellence’, Prof McDermott’s public hospital commitment has recently been split between AMNCH and St Vincent’s University Hospital. Along with Prof Jennifer Westrup, Prof McDermott has been involved in the establishment and growth of the cancer services at Beacon Hospital.