Researchers at UCD


David Healy

Clinical Associate Professor

School Of Medicine



Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute, New York.

Papworth NHS Trust, Cambridge, UK.

Higher Surgical Training Cardiothoracic Surgery, RCSI.


Current Position: Consultant Cardiothoracic & Transplant Surgeon at National Cardiothoracic Surgery Service with St Vincent¿s & Mater Misericordiae University Hospitals.


Clinical Activity: Thoracic oncology with specific reference to lung cancer and sarcoma and thoracic transplantation


Current Research Activity: Major ongoing research activity on two areas: 1] Perioperative physiology response to cardiothoracic surgery with a prospective intervention trial of statin therapy, 2] Perioperative pain management with active prospective randomised intervention clinical trials recruiting.


Honours and Awards

Year: 2016.
Title: European Society of Thoracic Surgery Young Investigator Prize Section Finalist


Association: Transplantation Society of Ireland, Function/Role: President
Association: European Society of Thoracic Surgery, Function/Role: Irish Regent

Conference Contributions

Healy, D (2016) Randomised trial of analgesia in VATS surgery: local anaesthetic delivery by wound infiltration catheter compared with topical trans-dermal patch delivery. [Oral Presentation], European Society of Thoracic Surgery, Naples , 29-MAY-16 - 01-JUN-16.
Healy, D (2016) Institution of ECMO support in the awake patient to facilitate surgery for heart lung block transplantation. [Poster Presentation], European Society of Thoracic Surgery, Naples , 29-MAY-16 - 01-JUN-16.


Committee : Guideline Committee for Irish Lung Cancer Guidelines
Committee : Medical Executive, Mater Hospital
Committee : Division of Surgery, Mater Hospital
Committee : Surgical Affairs Committee, RCSI
Committee : Thoracic Audit Committee Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery Great Britain and Ireland

Journals Edited

European Journal Of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery: Reviewer.



Peer Reviewed Journals

Judge EP, Abrahams J;Costigan D;McWeeney D;Healy D;Dodd J;Jeffers M;Butler M;Fabre A (2015) 'Pulmonary Nodular Lymphoid Hyperplasia presenting cavitating pulmonary nodules'. Pathology Research and Practice, . [DOI] [Details]
Foley RW, Maweni RM;Fabre A;Healy DG (2015) 'Aggressive behaviour of metastatic melanoma in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1'. Case reports in surgery, 2015 . [DOI] [Details]
Healy DG, Duignan E;Tolan M;Young VK;O'Connell B;McGovern E (2011) 'Should cardiac surgery be delayed among carriers of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-related morbidity by preoperative decolonisation?'. European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, 39 (1):68-74. [DOI] [Details]
Soo A, Healy DG;El-Bashier H;Shaw S;Wood AE (2011) 'Quality control in homograft valve processing: when to screen for microbiological contamination?'. Cell and Tissue Banking, 12 (3):185-190. [DOI] [Details]


Research Interests

UCD Medicine Research Individual Investigator

Recent Postgraduates

MD: Dr Aideen Gough
MCh: Mr Naveed Abbas 


Internal Collaborators

Prof RW Watson, Conway Institute