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Dr Rory O’Hanlon

Dr O’Hanlon qualified in 1999 from UCD and went on to complete his cardiology and general medical training in Ireland until moving to complete his Fellowship in cardiovascular magnetic resonance and structural cardiomyopathies in the Royal Brompton Hospital between 2006 and 2009.  He returned to Ireland in 2009 and set up the first dedicated Cardiac MRI Centre.  This service is now expanding to the Beacon Hospital.

Dr O’Hanlon and his colleague Dr Deirdre Waterhouse currently scan over 5,000 patients a year.  Dr O’Hanlon has a Level 3 accreditation through the European Society of Cardiovascular imaging in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and through the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in the USA.  He continues to publish in peer review medical journals on aspects on the role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and other structural cardiomyopathies. He lectures internationally.  He is also part of the Aspetar cardiovascular magnetic resonance team in Qatar providing Cardiac MRI reporting services for international athletes screened through their sports screening service.

Dr Stephen O’Connor

Dr. O’Connor is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist. He completed higher specialist training in Ireland and then performed four years of clinical and research fellowship training in antiplatelet therapies and interventional cardiology in Paris, France with the ACTION study group at Institut de Cardiologie, Pitié Salpêtière University Hospital (Paris 6 – Sorbonne) and then in the Institut Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud, Massy, Paris performing high volume coronary and valvular interventions.

He was appointed as Consultant Interventional Cardiologist in St. James’s Hospital, Dublin in 2016 and is an honorary lecturer at Trinity College Medical School, Dublin. He is a committee member of the Irish Cardiac Society.

Special Interests

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary angioplasty with stenting
  • Transcatheter valvular interventions including TAVI and Mitraclip Implantation
  • Antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies
  • CT coronary angiography
  • General cardiology including rhythm disturbances

Dr Matthew Barrett

Matthew graduated from UCD school of medicine in 2009 and completed his MRCPI in 2011. After completing his clinical cardiology specialist registrar training in 2016, he went on to take a position as a UCD and RCPI lecturer in clinical cardiology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. During this time, he also practiced as a clinical heart failure registrar with the St. Vincent’s Hospital Group as well as taking a clinical liaison role with a medical technology firm developing implantable devices for use in advanced heart failure management.

Subsequent to completing his lecturer role, Matthew subsequently undertook an advanced cardiovascular imaging fellowship in Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, with a focus on cardiovascular MRI and CT, involving research into image optimisation and heart failure assessment.

During his cardiology specialist training, Matthew has also completed postgraduate certification in Healthcare Management (UCD Smurfit) and Clinical and Translational Research (UCD). He is currently completing a Masters degree focusing on fluid volume monitoring in heart failure patients.

Special interests include advanced cardiac imaging, heart failure management, medical devices/technology and multimodality assessment of fluid status in heart failure.

Dr Tora Leong

Consultant Cardiologist

Special Interests

  • General Cardiology
  • Coronary Angioplasty & Stenting, Chronic Total Occlusions (CTOs)
  • Cardiac MRI & CT
  • Novel Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

Professional Profile

Graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Irish Higher Speciality Training in Cardiology;

World Heart Federation Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology & Prevention;

Fellowship in Multi-Modality Cardiac Imaging (Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust, Harefield & The Chest Hospital, London, UK);

Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology (Institut Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud, France).

Current Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
  • Member of the Irish Cardiac Society

Professional Achievements

Health Research Board (HRB) Clinical Research Training Fellowship;

European Society of Cardiology Young Investigator Award (Population Science);

Geoffrey Rose Young Investigator Award (European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation);

Irish Journal of Medical Science Doctor Award.

Prof Kevin P Walsh

UCD Clinical Professor

Consultant Cardiologist – Adult and Paediatric Congenital Heart Disease

Prof Kevin P Walsh is a Consultant Cardiologist specialising in congenital heart disease both adult and paediatric. Clinical lead  for National Adult Congenital Heart Service in Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. Major interest in interventional cardiology for both congenital and structural heart disease. Special interest in device occlusion of septal defects with pioneering work on many of the current devices in clinical use today. First In Man implantation of Amplatzer Cardiac Plug for atrial fibrillation performed at Beacon Hospital in 2008. First licensed Melody pulmonic valve implantation in Europe 2006. First percutaneous reversed Potts shunt for Pulmonary hypertension in British Isles 2018.

Dr Aftab Jan

Dr Aftab Jan MBBS, MRCPI.

Dr. Jan is a Consultant in Cardiology with a sub specialty interest in Coronary Intervention. He trained in Cardiology in St. Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin and St. James’s University Hospital Dublin. He was awarded specialist status in 2013. Prior to that, he also obtained specialist training in General Internal Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. During his training, he undertook research at University College Dublin in advanced heart failure studies, natriuretic peptides and markers of myocardial fibrosis in heart failure, leading to several publications. Dr Jan then completed further specialist training with an Interventional Fellowship at the Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital in the UK. Here he spent a year learning complex coronary angioplasty skills with leading operators in the field. In 2014 he was appointed Consultant Interventional Cardiologist in Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust and Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust UK, where he was also the Cardiology Research Lead and Principal Investigator on several Cardiology trials.

Dr. Jan deals with all aspects of adult general cardiology. His specialist interests are the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease, performing simple and complex angioplasty, including chronic total occlusion angioplasty, coronary artery pressure studies and intracoronary imaging.

Dr Jonathan Lyne

Dr Jonathan Lyne is Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology here at Beacon Hospital.

Dr Jonathan Lyne graduated with distinctions in Medicine and Surgery from Cambridge University in 1998. His specialist training and research in Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Cardiac Devices and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging was undertaken at the largest specialist Heart and Lung Hospitals in Europe. He has also visited a number of worldwide centres to train alongside colleagues. In 2010 he was appointed as a locum Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust before transferring to the Mater Cardiology Group based in the Heart and Vascular Centre. He has recently moved to establish his private practice at Beacon Hospital.

Dr Lyne is an internationally recognised specialist and expert in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to cardiac rhythm.   This includes using the very latest diagnostic techniques and procedures including cardiac ablation.  He is also fully trained in the insertion and management of cardiac devices, including ICD’s, pacemakers, extraction, device optimisation and upgrades. He has been a consultant and worked in an advisory capacity for a number of medical device companies. He organises and teaches on courses in pacing and cardiac ablation both in Ireland and abroad.

Special Interests

Palpitations / Cardiac rhythm disturbance, Atrial and ventricular arrhythmia including atrial fibrillation, Collapse / Fainting, Cardiac risk or family history of cardiac disease / Sudden death, Implantable devices (Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Heart failure devices).

Research Interests

Cardiac rhythm abnormalities – diagnosis and treatment including mapping and ablation techniques.

Current Membership

Heart Rhythm Society, Royal College of Physicians, Royal Society of  Medicine, Irish Medicines Board Medical Devices Advisory Committee, General Medical Council UK, Irish Medical Council.