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Dr Amy Rigby

Dr Amy Rigby

BMed (hons) FRACP MSc

Title of Speciality: Respiratory & internal Medicine

Areas of speciality: Respiratory failure/advanced lung disease, interstitial lung disease, COPD, lung transplant, interventional bronchoscopy

Current Memberships: Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand, European Respiratory Society, International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, American Thoracic Society

Training: Bachelor of Medicine (University of Newcastle, Australia) – graduated 2004, Specialist registrar training in General Medicine and Respiratory Medicine in Australia. Masters of Science in Public Health (Disaster Medicine) completed in Italy in 2009.

Biography: Dr Amy Rigby is a medical consultant physician with International qualifications and experience in Europe and Australia. She holds specialist qualifications in General and Respiratory medicine and holds sub speciality expertise in lung transplantation medicine. She was the youngest female appointed consultant to the prestigious State Heart & Lung Transplant unit at St Vincent’s hospital Sydney, Australia. A dual Finnish and Australian citizen, Amy has worked internationally extensively with her Masters in Public health being awarded by the university of Piemonte in Italy, when she was undertaking further studies and work experience at Cambridge university hospitals and Royal Papworth hospital. A mother of 4 young children Amy successfully balances the demands of a highly skilled professional position with a young family.


Dr Seamus Linnane

Consultant Respiratory & General Physician

Dr Seamus Linnane graduated from University College Dublin in 1992. He completed his general professional training in Ireland and Boston before embarking on two years of research at the Lung Fibrosis Unit, University College Dublin. He then completed his Specialist registrar training in General Medicine and Respiratory Medicine in the UK. He was appointed a Consultant Respiratory and General Physician at LLandough University Hospital, Cardiff in 2002. In Cardiff he lead the Respiratory Department and ran a busy respiratory team with a special interest in lung cancer while also undertaking acute unselected medical call. Dr Seamus Linnane has an interest in diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy. His clinical interests include Chronic cough, Breathlessness, COPD, Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Lung Cancer, Interstitial Lung Disease as well as general medical presentations.

Special Interests
Chronic Cough, Breathlessness, COPD, Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Lung Cancer, Interstitial Lung Disease.

Research Interests
Dr Seamus Linnane’s research interests include breathlessness, lung cancer and venous thromboembolism. He is a co-investigator in the FRAGMATIC Trial.

Current Membership
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh; British Thoracic Society; European Respiratory Society; American College of Chest Physicians; American Association of Bronchology; International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer; British Thoracic Oncology Group.

Prof Eddie Moloney

Prof Moloney graduated from University College Galway in 1993, and subsequently trained in Respiratory Medicine and General Internal Medicine (GIM) in University Teaching Hospitals throughout Dublin. He was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from the National University of Ireland in 2002, and completed a European Respiratory Society Fellowship at the National Heart and Lung Institute at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London in 2003. He received his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Respiratory and GIM from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 2004. Prof Moloney was appointed Consultant Respiratory & GIM Physician at the Sheffield University Teaching Hospitals in 2004 where he worked until 2007 when he was appointed as Consultant Respiratory & GIM Physician at the Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Dublin, and Peamount Hospital, Co. Dublin, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Medicine at Trinity College Dublin.

Prof Moloney has been on the Irish Register of Medical Specialists in Respiratory Medicine & GIM since 2004, was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FRCPI) in 2006, and the Fellowship of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) in 2007. Dr Moloney has published over 20 peer-reviewed international papers, has co-authored 2 book chapters, and presented over 20 abstracts at international meetings on respiratory disease. His special interests include asthma, COPD, obstructive sleep apnoea, interstitial lung disease, and lung cancer.

Dr Deirdre O’Riordan

Dr. O’Riordan returned to practice in Dublin in 2001 having trained in Respiratory Medicine at the New England Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston and at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She subsequently worked as a Consultant Respiratory Physician at Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, U.K., before returning to Dublin.

Dr O’Riordan has been a Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at St. James’s Hospital and Trinity College Dublin since 2001. Dr. O’Riordan graduated from University College Cork in 1986, became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in 1989, was awarded an M.D. by the National University of Ireland in 1993 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in 2004.

Dr O’Riordan’s special areas of interest include infective and inflammatory disorders of the lung., including asthma, sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung and pleural infections and bronchiectasis. Dr. O’Riordan has been providing a comprehensive Respiratory service at the Beacon Clinic and Beacon Hospital since early 2007. This includes outpatient assessment and review of patients with Respiratory symptoms and full investigation including pulmonary function testing and bronchoscopy as well as access to the state of the art diagnostic imaging services available at the Beacon Hospital. In addition to seeing patients at the Beacon Clinic, Dr O’Riordan regularly consults on inpatients at the Beacon Hospital and is a member of the multidisciplinary team providing rapid access to investigation and treatment for lung cancer patients at the Beacon Hospital.

Dr Ruairi Fahy

Dr Ruairi J Fahy MD, FCCP. FRCPI

Dr. Fahy is a Consultant Respiratory Physician in Beacon Hospital and a Senior Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Respiratory Physician at St James Hospital. He graduated from University College Galway in 1988 and completed his SHO training scheme in Mater-St. Vincents Scheme. He received his MRPCI certification in 1991, before completing a residency in University of Nebraska Medical centre, followed by a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He remained there as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and obtained NIH funding to research acute lung injury and fibrosis. He was conferred a Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 2001. He returned to St James Hospital in 2006 and also commenced work in Beacon that year. He was conferred a Fellow of RCPI in 2008.

In addition to general respiratory and sleep medicine, Dr. Fahy has a special interest in Sarcoidosis, Rheumatologic, Immunologic and fibrotic lung diseases. He provides a complete range of respiratory services in Beacon hospital including, lung function testing, bronchoscopy, and sleep studies.