Patrick Felle graduated from UCD School of Medicine in 1983, having spent some years in banking and ICT before his medical studies. Following internship in the Mater Hospital Internship programme, he completed a BSc in Anatomy and Physical Anthropology, and was Research Fellow in Anatomy in UCD from 1986-1988. He was lecturer in Anatomy at RCSI from 1988-1994 and was then appointed lecturer in Anatomy at UCD. He studied for an MSc in Healthcare Informatics in 1997 and established the subject area of Medical Informatics in UCD. He is currently Head of Medical Informatics at UCD and Senior Lecturer (now Associate Professor) in Anatomy, with a special interest in clinical neuroanatomy.
Assoc. Prof Felle has since graduation maintained an active clinical practice. He worked in family medicine in Canada in 1985 and has held a number of part time clinical appointments since then, including 20 years as part-time Assistant in Emergency Medicine in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. He recently returned to part-time family practice, with a special interest in dermatology.
Associate Professor Felle has extensive experience in international medical education. He was lecturer and examiner in the postgraduate surgical examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons in the Middle East. He has chaired the UCD Medicine Admissions Committee for many years. In 2012 he was appointed Associate Dean for International Studies and is responsible for the international medical students who historically were recruited mainly from North America, Malaysia and Singapore. Assoc Prof Felle has in the past three years actively diversified UCD recruitment of medical students to add many other countries including Mauritius, India, Trinidad & Tobago, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Hong Kong and Nigeria. These young people coming to Ireland to study medicine add to the rich international culture at UCD.