Dr. Brian Carey, MB BCH BAO, B Med Sci, FRCPATH, FFPATH, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist completed undergraduate medical training in UCC in 2000, graduating with an honours medical degree and completing Internship in South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital Cork in 2001. This was followed by 4 years of postgraduate Clinical Microbiology training in Cork University Hospital leading to undertaking Higher Specialist Training in the West of Scotland Specialist Clinical Microbiology Training Scheme in Glasgow, Scotland, achieving MRCPath in Clinical Microbiology in 2007.
Having completed specialist training in the UK he was appointed as Consultant Clinical Microbiologist to University Hospital Waterford and HSE South in 2007. He has extensive experience in clinical microbiology service provision and infection management, laboratory management and antimicrobial stewardship and served lead roles in each of these areas in his position as Consultant Microbiologist HSE South before his transition to providing clinical microbiology advisory services to the private hospital sector in 2017.
In 2009-2010 he undertook a research project in collaboration with ICGP, HPSC, HSE and UCC to help formulate the first national Guideline for Antimicrobial Prescribing in Primary Care in Ireland. In 2010 he was consultant lead for the overall winning team in the National HSE Achievement Awards for the project: Surgical Site Infection Surveillance System at Wexford General Hospital HSE South.
He has undertaken numerous research projects and audits in antimicrobial prescribing and microbiology laboratory diagnostics, supervised scientific masters projects and has published and presented extensively in these areas. He holds a green belt in Lean Six Sigma and is Clinical Senior Lecturer with UCC and participates in undergraduate and postgraduate education in infection management and antimicrobial prescribing.
He is Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists UK, Fellow of the Faculty of Pathology of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland and Member of the Irish Society of Clinical Microbiologists in Ireland.