Michael Keane is Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics at UCD and Consultant Respiratory Physician at SVUH (St Vincent’s University Hospital.)
Michael Keane graduated from UCD in 1989 and following initial clinical training in Dublin, moved to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, US to pursue a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in 1995.
He subsequently took up a Faculty position at University of Michigan in 1998. In 2000, he moved to University of California, LA where he was Associate Professor of Medicine and Programme Director for the UCLA Interstitial Lung Disease Centre and was the Medical Director of the Medical intensive care unit. He was also the Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Training programme.
Michael Keane returned to UCD and SVUH in 2007 as Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics and Consultant Respiratory Physician.
He has served as Chair of the Medical Board at SVUH and was a member of the hospital Board of Directors from 2010-2019 and was interim CEO from 2015-2018. He is a Fellow of the RCPI and RCP London. He was appointed as Registrar at RCPI in 2021.
Professor Keane's research interests centre on investigation into, and treatment of inflammatory lung diseases; with a particular focus on pulmonary fibrosis. He is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and is an Associate Editor for Respirology.