Prof. James McCarthy

Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Noeleen Brady 01 885 8704


Contact Details

Mater Private Network, Suite 1, 69 Eccles Street, Dublin 7, D07 YF22 01 885 8704

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Primary Services

Areas of Expertise

Coronary artery bypass surgery. Mitral valve repair. Aortic valve surgery and aortic surgery.


Education & Experience  

Prof. McCarthy studied medicine at UCD. He pursued cardiothoracic surgical training, initially in Dublin and later at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, where he later achieved the post of chief resident in cardiac surgery. While there he was awarded the Rene Favaloro fellowship in cardiac surgery.  

Since returning to Ireland he has been programme director for the Cardiothoracic Surgical Training Scheme. He has been director of the Cardiothoracic Surgical Department and director of Heart & Lung Transplantation at Mater Hospital. He has been the president of the Irish Heart Foundation.   


Special Interests  

Prof. McCarthy’s special interests include coronary artery bypass graft surgery, mitral valve repair surgery, aortic valve surgery, aortic surgery and less invasive surgery.   

Clinical Research & Professional Memberships  

Prof. McCarthy has research interests in mitral valve repair surgery and aortic valve surgery, coronary surgery and transplantation. He is a member of the Irish Cardiac Society and a member of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeon and a member of the International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation.   

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