Mary Horgan, APC Faculty

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Mary Horgan, APC Faculty

Mary Horgan


Professor Mary Horgan is the President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RPCI), former Dean of the School of Medicine, University College Cork, and Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases at Cork University Hospital. She graduated from University College Dublin in 1986.

Professor Horgan undertook a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases in Washington University Medical School, St Louis, USA and was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine in 1995. She was inducted as a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America in 2015. She returned to Ireland in 1997 to take up the position of Consultant in Infectious Diseases.

Professor Horgan was appointed as Dean of the Medical School in UCC in 2013 and held the position for a 4-year term. She is a Faculty member of APC Institute in UCC. She has a research interest in the fields of medical education and Infectious Diseases and is a strong advocate for Women’s Health nationally.

Professor Horgan has been a Ministerial appointment of number of Health service-related National Boards including HPRA. She sat on the Governing Body of University College Cork. She was awarded the UCD Alumni award for health in 2019. She was appointed the Chairperson of the newly established National Research Ethics Committee in April 2020.

Professor Horgan was elected as President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, the first women to hold this position since the College’s foundation in 1654.