Education & Experience
Dr. Mark Kennedy graduated with an honours degree from UCD Medical School in 2007, and had his MRCPI awarded by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 2009.
As part of the national cardiology training scheme in Ireland, Dr. Kennedy worked in Beaumont Hospital, Cork University Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital before moving to the Netherlands in 2014.
There he undertook subspecialty training in interventional cardiology focusing on complex coronary interventions at Isala Klinieken, Zwolle, the Netherlands - one of the leading cardiac centres in Europe. He was awarded his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Cardiology by the RCPI in 2016. Following his fellowship training, he remained in Zwolle as an interventional cardiologist before returning to Beaumont Hospital as a Consultant Cardiologist in 2017.
During his time in the Netherlands, Dr. Kennedy was heavily involved in research and authored multiple original clinical papers particularly focusing on diabetic coronary artery disease. This ultimately culminated in the award of a PhD from Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands based upon his thesis “Intra-coronary Insights in Diabetes Mellitus”.
Dr. Kennedy’s specialist area of interest focuses on all aspects of interventional cardiology, particularly PCI (angioplasty), coronary physiology, coronary imaging, chronic total occlusions and structural cardiology.
Clinical Research & Professional Memberships
In addition to his role in Mater Private Hospital, Dr. Kennedy is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer with the RCSI. Dr. Kennedy is extensively published in multiple leading cardiac journals. He is a member of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Intervention (EAPCI), and is the Irish EAPCI young national ambassador. Dr. Kennedy has been an investigator in numerous international clinical trials, has served on multiple clinical trial adjudication boards and is actively involved in several multi-centre clinical trials in interventional cardiology.