Prof. Stephen Cusack graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1982, was awarded FRCSI in 1987 and trained in Emergency Medicine in Scotland at Edinburgh and Glasgow Royal Infirmaries between 1987 and 1993. He is a founding Fellow of the RCEM (Royal College of Emergency Medicine).
He was appointed the first consultant in Emergency Medicine in Cork to Cork University, Mercy University and South Infirmary Victoria University Hospitals in 1993. He was the sole consultant in Emergency Medicine in Cork for almost 7 years. Prof. Cusack was appointed as Ireland’s first (and to date only) academic Professor of Emergency Medicine in 2010 at University College Cork. His principle clinical interests have included Pre-Hospital Care, Critical Care, Observation Medicine and aspects of Military Medical Care.
Prof. Cusack served as secretary of the IAEM (Irish Association for Emergency Medicine) for 5 years, on a European Commission DGV committee on Maritime Medical Care, as a consultant representative on the first Executive Board of CUH, and was recently Dean of UCC Medical School. He retired from the HSE and UCC in March 2019 and has been engaged in private practice since that time. He currently also serves on the Board of the Mercy University Hospital.