Professor Robert Byrne, MB BCh PhD MRCPI FESC
Professor Robert Byrne is Director of Cardiology at the Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, and Chair of Cardiovascular Research at the Royal College of Surgeons.
Prof. Byrne is also head of the Cardiovascular Research Institute Dublin (CVRI Dublin) which is based in Eccles Street, Dublin. CVRI Dublin is a collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). Its research focus is on Outcomes Research, Clinical Trials, Core Laboratory and Systematic Reviews. For more information please click on this link to the CVRI Dublin website.
Education & Experience
Prof. Byrne’s internship and general medical training was in the Mater Hospital, Dublin and Mayo Clinic, Arizona. His Cardiology fellowship was in Ireland and at the German Heart Centre, Munich, Germany.
Since then he has held several strategic positions at German Heart Centre, including Consultant Cardiologist and Deputy Director of Cardiology. He returns to Ireland to the role of Director of Cardiology at Mater Private Hospital and RCSI Chair of Cardiovascular Research.
Prof. Byrne’s specialty interests are in the field of general and interventional cardiology, coronavirus and heart diesease. Specific areas of expertise are in cardiac catheterization, angioplasty and stenting, optical coherence tomography imaging, interventions for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (alcohol septal ablation), transcatheter mitral valve repair, left atrial appendage occlusion and patent foramen ovale closure.
Clinical Research & Professional Memberships
Prof. Byrne’s research awards include the European Society of Cardiology Atherothrombosis Research Fellowship (2008), the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Thomas J. Linnemeier Young Investigator Award (2009) and the Andreas Grüntzig Research Prize of the German Cardiac Society (2016).
Prof. Byrne was a scientist of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research and has published more than 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on coronary intervention, including in in leading journals (NEJM, the Lancet, JAMA, Circulation, JACC and the European Heart Journal).
Prof. Byrne’s leadership roles include membership of the European Society of Cardiology Regulatory Affairs Committee and board membership of the European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Co-Chair of its Patient Initiatives Committee. In addition he serves as Deputy Editor at EuroIntervention journal and as Editorial Board member for a number of other high impact research journals.