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Prof Paul McNally

Professor Paul McNally is a consultant in paediatric respiratory and sleep medicine at Our Ladys Children’s Hospital Crumlin and Beacon Hospital. Paul graduated from the UCD school of Medicine in 1998. He completed his paediatric medical training in Ireland and subsequently completed a 2-year MD program in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) lung disease in the National Children’s Hospital Tallaght and RCSI.

Paul completed fellowship training in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia from 2007 to 2009. He was appointed as a consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in 2009 and head of the department of Respiratory Medicine in 2010.

Paul is clinical lead for Paediatric Respiratory Medicine in the Dublin Hospitals. Paul is a member of the working group of the National Clinical Programme for Cystic Fibrosis and is a member of the advisory board for the National Clinical Programme for Paediatrics. In 2015 Paul was appointed as Associate Professor of Paediatrics in RCSI and heads the RCSI teaching programme in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Paul’s main research interest is in lung disease in preschool children with CF.

Paul’s main clinical interests are CF, paediatric sleep problems, non-invasive ventilation, pulmonary aspiration, respiratory problems in children with Down Syndrome and recurrent respiratory infection in childhood. Paul has developed undergraduate and postgraduate teaching modules relating to respiratory infection, recurrent cough and wheeze in children aimed at improving understanding and medical decision making in these common paediatric problems.