Professor Denis O'Mahony

Membership of Learned Societies and Medical Associations

Irish Gerontological Society (since 1989). I was IGS secretary for 2 years (Sept. 2000 – Sept. 2002) and organized the IGS Golden Jubilee conference in UCC (Sept. 20th & 21st, 2002), attended by over 250 delegates, as well as the annual IGS conference in Dublin in 2001.

British Geriatrics Society (since 1990). I have been a member of the BGS Cardiology Special Interest Group (SIG) since 1998 and a member of the BGS Drugs & Prescribing SIG since 1996, serving on the later SIG committee from 1998 –1999.

British Association of Stroke Physicians (since Association’s inception, 1998).

British Society for Heart Failure (since 1999).

American Geriatrics Society (since 2003).

Membership of Specialist Medical Advisory Committees

Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke (since 2000).

Irish Heart Foundation Council on Heart Failure (since 2001).

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Advisory Committee on Specialist Registrar Training in Geriatric Medicine (since 2002).

Postgraduate Education Activities

Co-ordinator and Regional Specialty Advisor of the South Munster SpR Training Scheme in Geriatric Medicine (since 2001).

Examiner for the Diploma in Medicine for the Elderly (DME), Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (since 2001).

Royal College of Physicians Dean of Examinations for Cork University Hospital (since November 2002), with responsibility for organizing and co-ordinating the M.R.C.P.I. Part 2 clinical examination. I have co-ordinated two Part 2 clinical examinations in CUH annually since my appointment as local dean.



The Edward Gurr Prize in Medical Histology (University College Cork, March 1982).



Cork University Hospital Medical Prize Medal (Best Medical Grand Round presentation 1986-87).

Irish Gerontological Society Presidential Medal, 1991 (Best Research Paper, IGS Annual Scientific Meeting, September 1991: “Evoked Potential Discriminant Analysis in Mild Dementia”).

British Geriatrics Society Zeneca Travelling Fellowship, 1996.

Dr. Denis O'Mahony

Qualifications: M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O. (Hons.), M.D., F.R.C.P.I., F.R.C.P. Glasg.

Additional Role: Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine to Cork University Hospital and St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork.

Current Duties:

  • Care of acutely ill elderly patients and their post-acute rehabilitation.
  • Specialist consultation on in-patients and out-patients at CUH and St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork.
  • Organisation and delivery of undergraduate ward-based clinical teaching in Geriatric Medicine.
  • Lectures to 4th and final year medical students; also, annual lectures to pre-clinical students on physiology of human ageing.
  • Supervision of research programme involving specialist and non-specialist registrars in Geriatric Medicine in CUH.
  • Teaching of pre-registration intern doctors and doctors preparing for the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) membership examination has been part of my schedule since 2000.
  • Chairmanship of the Elderly Services Division for CUH and St. Finbarr’s Hospital (since February, 2004); this role involves co-ordination of specialist hospital services for elderly patients in collaboration with a Nurse Services Manager and a Division Business Manager.


Brief Outline of Previous Posts:

1995 - 1999  Senior Lecturer in Geriatric Medicine, University of Birmingham.

Honorary Consultant Physician in General Internal Medicine &

Geriatric Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Selly Oak

Hospital, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham.

1993 - 1995

Senior Registrar in General & Geriatric Medicine, Oxford

Radcliffe Infirmary and John Radcliffe Hospitals.

1989 - 1992

Research Fellow, Mercer’s Institute for Research on Ageing,

St. James’s Hospital, Dublin.

Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics,

Trinity College, Dublin. 

1988 - 1989

Registrar in General Medicine & Gastroenterology,

Cork University Hospital.

1986 - 1988

Rotating Senior House Officer (Medical Training Scheme),

Cork University Hospital.

1986 - 1986

House Officer, Professorial Department of Medicine,

Cork University Hospital.

1985 - 1985

House Officer, Professorial Department of Surgery,

Cork University Hospital.

Department of Medicine

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Clinical Sciences Building, Cork University Hospital , T12 EC8P