Prof. Robert Byrne


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Heart and Vascular Centre, 73 Eccles Street, Dublin 7, D07 KWR1 01 248 3190

Newenham House, Northern Cross, Malahide Rd, Dublin 17, D17 AY61 1800 69 16 16 Outside ROI +353 (0)51 595 109

Cherrywood Business Park, Building 11, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin, D18 DH50 1800 69 16 16 Outside ROI +353 (0)51 595 109

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Areas of Expertise

Coronavirus and heart disease. Interventional cardiology. Antithrombotic therapy. Coronary intervention. Optical coherence tomography imaging. Interventions for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Left atrial appendage and patent foramen ovale closure. Transcatheter mitral valve repair.


Professor Robert Byrne is a director of cardiology at Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, and chair of Cardiovascular Research at the RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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 RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences. 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 Mater Hospital, Dublin and Mayo Clinic, Arizona. His cardiology fellowship was in Ireland and at the German Heart Centre, Munich.

Prof. Byrne has held several strategic positions at German Heart Centre, including consultant cardiologist and deputy director of Cardiology. He returned to Ireland to the role of director of cardiology at Mater Private Hospital and RCSI chair of Cardiovascular Research.


Special Interests

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 catheterisation, 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). 


Catheterization Laboratory trailer, Mater Private Network Heart and Vascular Centre



Prof. Byrne on RTE Today Show discussing heart health.

Prof. Byrne on RTE Today Show discussing heart valve disease

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