Prof Patrick Mallon graduated in Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland and undertook subsequent clinical training in infectious disease medicine in Sydney, Australia where he completed a PhD in the clinical and molecular aspects of HIV-associated Lipodystrophy (the commonest long-term side effect of antiretroviral therapy).
Prof Mallon returned to Ireland in 2007 to take up a consultant appointment as an Infectious Diseases Specialist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, a major Irish teaching hospital that cares for a large cohort of HIV-infected patients. He has an academic appointment at the UCD School of Medicine where he has led the development of the School's innovative capstone Professional Completion module within our Medicine degree programmes.
Prof Mallon’s research interests include translational research into toxicities of antiretroviral therapy and cardiovascular disease, and pharmacology of anti-infectives. He has published widely in these areas and also acts as a reviewer for several international peer-reviewed medical journals.
Prof Mallon served as Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, driving the School's translational research strategy, developing research capacity, and creating a support infrastructure for UCD Medicine investigators.
In July 2018, Prof Mallon was appointed UCD Full Professor of Microbial Diseases and consultant in infectious disease at St Vincent's University Hospital.