UL Hospitals Group appoints first Professor of Radiology

New appointment brings number of radiologists to just over 15 WTEs

The first Professor of Radiology has been appointed to the UL Hospitals Group.

Prof. Jennifer Ní Mhuircheartaigh, new Professor of Radiology, UL Hospitals Groupo

Prof. Jennifer Ní Mhuircheartaigh’s role is a dual position that will see her working both as a clinical radiologist in University Hospital Limerick as well as Chair of Radiology at the School of Medicine, University of Limerick.

She has just returned to Ireland after just over a decade in the US, where she most recently worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Boston, a teaching hospital of the prestigious Harvard Medical School.

During her time at BIDMC Boston, she completed fellowships in abdominal imaging, interventional radiology, MRI and musculoskeletal radiology.

A native of Barna, Galway, Prof. Ní Mhuircheartaigh worked as an attending consultant at BIDMC Boston from 2014 to 2021 and was an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School from 2018.

She graduated from NUI Galway in 2001 with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Obstetrics (MB Bch BAO). Prof. Ní Mhuircheartaigh has received multiple faculty awards for teaching at BIDMC Boston, and she also has an extensive range of research interests, including bone tumour imaging, musculoskeletal interventions, and advanced liver imaging.

The appointment brings to 15.25 whole-time equivalent consultant radiologists working in the Department of Radiology at UL Hospitals Group. The department provides multi-disciplinary team meetings, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, mammography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, general radiography and interventional radiology for both adults and paediatrics.

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