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.
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).
Prof. Byrne on RTE Today Show discussing heart health.
Prof. Byrne on RTE Today Show discussing heart valve disease.
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