Education & Experience
Dr. Colleran studied medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway and graduated in 2007. She undertook her internship and basic specialist training in general internal medicine at University Hospital Galway and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. She was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCPI) in 2009.
She completed specialist training in cardiology with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) in University Hospital Galway and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, and was awarded her Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training in Cardiology (CSCST) by the RCPI in 2016. She completed a sub-speciality fellowship in electrophysiology and catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias at the Mater Private Hospital, Dublin. She underwent further sub-specialty training in coronary and structural intervention at the German Heart Centre Munich, Germany, an international centre of excellence in both the provision of cardiovascular care and the conduct of clinical trials in patients undergoing cardiac interventions. She returns to Ireland to the role of consultant cardiologist at the Mater Private Hospital.
Dr. Colleran’s specialty interests include general and interventional cardiology. Her areas of expertise include cardiac catheterisation, angioplasty and stenting, quantitative coronary angiography, optical coherence tomography, and coronary physiology. Her specific areas of interest are high-risk patient and lesions subsets undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, patients at high bleeding risk, antithrombotic therapies in patients undergoing coronary stenting, drug-eluting stent and balloon technologies, myocardial revascularisation failure and structural intervention.
Dr. Colleran completed a research fellowship at the German Heart Centre in Munich, with a particular focus on coronary stents and drug-coated balloons, concomitant antithrombotic therapies, and myocardial revascularisation failure in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Here, she was involved in the conduct of multicentre randomised clinical trials in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. She holds Certification in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for conduct of clinical trials according to medical device and pharmaceutical law and has experience in clinical trial design, enrolment and safety event management in international multicentre clinical trials.
Dr. Colleran has published more than 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters, including in leading journals (the Lancet, JACC, Circulation, the European Heart Journal, and the JAMA network).
Awards and achievements
Awarded a Travelling Fellowship Bursary by the Irish Board for Training in Cardiovascular Medicine in 2015 to support sub-specialist fellowship training in Munich.
Awarded Fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) in 2018.
Member of the Academic Research Consortium for High Bleeding Risk, a collaboration among leading research organizations, regulatory authorities, and physician-scientists from the United States, Europe, and Asia, focusing on percutaneous coronary intervention-related bleeding and clinical trial design with the aim of improving outcomes in patients at risk of same.
Member of the Program Development Committee and invited faculty of the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting in the USA.
Invited reviewer for a number of prestigious journals, including the Lancet, Circulation, European Heart Journal, JAMA Cardiology, European Heart Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Eurointervention, Circulation Cardiovascular Interventions, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention, and Scientific Reports.
Abstract reviewer for the TCT and European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congresses.
Professional memberships include the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, the Irish Cardiac Society, the European Society of Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology, and the European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (EAPCI).
Dr. Colleran is involved in the Cardiovascular Research Institute Dublin.