MGA Clinical Influencers Podcast - Series 2

The MGA launched our first series of the MGA Clinical Influencers Podcast in early 2022 with six episodes led by Professor Muiris FitzGerald.

The second series is now led by Professor Patrick Murray who is delighted to be joined by a UCD School of Medicine Alumnus for each conversation.

Episode 3 Series Two, Dr Tony Holohan

Dr Tony Holohan joins Professor Patrick Murray for an engaging conversation on the next instalment of MGA’s Clinical Influencers Podcast series. 

About Dr Tony Holohan

Dr Tony Holohan is a 1991 graduate of UCD School of Medicine. 

In his role as Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Tony successfully led the country’s national response to COVID-19, building public trust and ultimately helping to save lives. Since graduating from UCD and moving into public health, Tony has spent his career working to bring about meaningful change and long-term better healthcare for the Irish people. 

Having stepped down as CMO in July 2022, today Tony combines speaking engagements with roles as Board Member of the Irish Hospice Foundation, Adjunct Professor of Public Health at University College Dublin (UCD), and advisor to several high-profile healthcare companies. 



Episode 2 Series Two, Dr Mark Rowe (parts 1 & 2)

Dr Mark Rowe, is a 1991 graduate of UCD School of Medicine. Dr Rowe has been a practicing GP for over 27 years. He is the founder of the Waterford Health Park, which has become both the base for Dr. Rowe’s medical practice as well as the ‘Lifestyle Medicine Be Well Clinic’.

Part 1

Part 2



Episode 1 Series Two, Professor Patrick Murray interviews Professor Michael Keane Dean UCD School of Medicine.


About Medical Graduates Association (MGA)

The MGA plays a vital role in keeping you, our School of Medicine graduates, in touch with their fellow alumni across Ireland and the world.  As a global and diverse School of Medicine, UCD has naturally been greatly enriched by attracting highly talented clinical academics who graduated from other Irish or international medical schools. They are now valued members of our UCD community, and you will hear from them too.

The MGA offers YOU the opportunity to build professional and social networks and to maintain old friendships and contacts, share your aspirations for the School and influence the School’s future.  The MGA is YOUR Association offering you a lifelong association with UCD School of Medicine.

During this podcast series, where episodes will go out on the first Thursday each month , graduates will give us a trip down memory lane when describing their time at UCD (and on some occasions in other Schools of Medicine) and as junior doctors.

They will discuss their stellar careers in their chosen speciality and highlights and challenges during those careers, how they share their expertise and coach others. On a personal level, they will discuss how they manage a decent work life balance, where that is possible and books for us to enjoy and holiday locations we should be thinking about. Our interviewees have compelling stories to tell that will spark your curiosity about life in the clinical speciality they have chosen and the career path they have travelled.

Our interviewer for MGA Clinical Influencers Series Two is Professor Patrick Murray, UCD School of Medicine, Alumnus 1988. Following an internship at the Mater Hospital, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Hennepin County Medical Centre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He completed fellowship training programmes in nephrology, critical care medicine and clinical pharmacology at the University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois, USA. 

Professor Murray is Chair of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Drugs and Therapeutics Committee and Clinical Director of the UCD Clinical Research Centre. In 2011, he was appointed Associate Dean for International Affairs at UCD School of Medicine. In 2012, he was appointed Director of the Dublin Centre for Clinical Research Consortium Network. Professor Murray served as Dean and Head of the School of Medicine at UCD from December 2012 through June 2018.

All episodes of the MGA Clinical Influencers podcast series One & series Two  are available here on the UCD School of medicine website and wherever you listen to your podcasts on Apple, Spotify and uploaded to SoundCloud - see below; 

  • Thurs 1st December, 2022 - Professor Michael Keane Dean, UCD School of Medicine
  • Thurs 5th January, 2023 – Part 1, Dr Mark Rowe, GP, Expert in Positive Health & Lifestyle Medicine
  • Thurs 2nd February, 2023 – Part 2, Dr Mark Rowe GP, Expert in Positive Health & Lifestyle Medicine
  • Thurs 2nd March, 2023 – Dr Tony Holohan, retired CMO & Adjunct Professor, UCD School of Medicine