Dr. Barry Hennigan

Dr. Barry Hennigan

Dr. Barry Hennigan



Sub specialties

Coronary Artery Disease, Cardiac Catheterisation, Interventional Cardiology, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, High speed rotational atherectomy, Aortic valvuloplasty, Transesophageal Echo


Dr. Barry Hennigan attended U.C.D. and graduated in 2005. He subsequently trained in general medicine in Dublin and Sydney before entering higher specialist training in Cardiology in 2009 with posts in St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Waterford Regional (GIM/Respiratory), Tallaght Hospital and St. James’s Hospital.
In 2013 he relocated to the U.K. to train in Golden Jubilee National Hospital, West of Scotland Heart & Lung Centre, Glasgow with high volume sub-specialty fellowship training in coronary intervention. Following this he undertook a British Heart Foundation (BHF) research fellowship studying the relationship between invasive coronary physiological and cardiac MRI assessments of ischaemia and measurements of coronary flow. He and his co-investigators were awarded with a BHF project grant to fund his M.D. research study. This was subsequently presented as a “Late Breaking Clinical Trial” at EuroPCR in Paris in 2018 and was cited in the European Society of Cardiology statement on “Chronic Coronary Syndromes”. Following completion of his research he took up a post in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist before relocating back to Ireland in April 2017. He received his M.D. from the University of Glasgow in 2019. He has authored over 30 research papers to date, presented at numerous international conferences and is an invited reviewer for many international publications.

Current appointments:

  1. Consultant Cardiologist Mater Private Cork
  2. Senior Clinical Lecturer University College Cork
  3. Honorary appointment on the Cork University Hospital Primary PCI rota


  • Cardiac catheterisation
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Intracoronary imaging
  • Coronary physiology
  • Microvascular testing and testing for coronary vasomotor dysfunction
  • High speed rotational atherectomy and Shockwave Lithotripsy
  • Urgent cardiac care
  • Cardioversion
  • Aortic valvuloplasty
  • pacemaker insertion

Primary research interests: 

  • Coronary physiology
  • Platelet function
  • High speed rotational atherectomy
  • Perfusion MRI
  • Cardiogenic shock


  • BMedSci (Hons) U.C.D. 2003
  • MB BCh BAO (Hons) U.C.D. 2005
  • MRCPI from the RCPI 2008
  • CSCST in Cardiology from the RCPI 2015
  • M.D. in cardiac research (by thesis) 2019, University of Glasgow


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