Podcast Series 1 - MGA Clinical Influencers

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

During this podcast series, graduates 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 discuss their stellar careers in their chosen speciality including highlights and challenges and how they share their expertise and coach others. On a personal level, they discuss how they manage a decent work life balance, where that is possible, and books for us to enjoy and recommended holiday locations. Our interviewees have compelling stories to tell that will spark curiosity about life in the clinical speciality they have chosen and the career path they have travelled.

  • Mon 28th Feb, 2022 - Professor Ken McDonald, Consultant Cardiologist, Founder & Medical Director, Heart Failure Unit, SVUH & National Clinical Lead for Heart Failure in Ireland (UCD Class of 1981)
  • Mon 14th March, 2022 - Professor Fionnuala Ni Ainle, Consultant Haematologist, Clinical Lead in Thrombosis, Haemostasis & Maternal Haematology, Mater University Hospital and Rotunda Hospital & Co-Director, SPHERE Research Institute, UCD Conway Institute (TCD Class of 2000)
  • Mon 28th March, 2022 - Professor Peter Kelly, Consultant Neurologist, Clinical Professor of Neurology, UCD & Co-Director, Stroke Service, Mater University Hospital (UCD Class of 1990) 
  • Monday 11th April, 2022 - Professor Alistair Nichol, Consultant Intensivist, SVUH & Chair of Critical Care Medicine, UCD (TCD, Class of 1998 and UCD PhD Graduate, 2008)
  • Mon 25th April, 2022 - Professor Mary Higgins, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, NMH (Maternal Foetal Medicine Sub-Specialist) & Associate Clinical Professor, UCD School of Medicine (UCD Class of 2000) 
  • Mon 9th May, 2022 - Professor Helen Heneghan, Consultant Bariatric and General Surgeon, SVUH & Professor of Surgery, UCD (NUIG Class of 2005) 

Episode 1: Professor Ken McDonald


Episode 2: Professor Fionnuala Ni Ainle


Episode 3: Professor Peter Kelly


Episode 4: Professor Alistair Nichol


Episode 5: Professor Mary Higgins


Episode 6: Professor Helen Heneghan