Prof. Austin Leahy, MB, BAO, DCh, FRCS, FRCSEd, FRCSI, MCh is a consultant vascular surgeon in Beaumont Hospital with over 30 years clinical experience. He qualified from University College Dublin in 1977, and was appointed as Consultant Vascular Surgeon to Beaumont Hospital in 1993. He is also a member of staff at Beacon Hospital. He is Professor of Health Science and Management at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
He is an internationally known vascular surgeon, having published over 200 scientific publications and 4 books: including “Minimal Access Vascular Surgery” and the “The Irish Health System in the 21st Century”. He is a founder and past president of the Irish Association of Vascular Surgeons; past Chair of the Division of Surgery in Beaumont Hospital; Founder and Chair of the Irish Society for Quality in Healthcare; Past President of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare; Editor in Chief of “The Surgeon Journal”