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Dr Kevin Cahill honoured in Irish America Hall of Fame

12 April 2011

Dr Kevin Cahill, former Professor of International Humanitarian Affairs at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has been profiled as ‘Doctor as peacekeeper' in the Irish America Hall of Fame.

Dr Kevin Cahill
Dr Kevin Cahill

Dr Cahill, who joined RCSI in 1969 as Chair of the Tropical Diseases Department, has been a driving force in humanitarian assistance and relief efforts across the globe and is a leading specialist in tropical medicine.

Dr Cahill's career in medicine which spans almost 50 years began at a Naval Medical Research in Egypt. He went on to care for patients in 65 countries, including some of the most war-torn places on this earth, and at his practice on 5th Avenue in New York City.

In addition, he has been Director of the Tropical Disease Center at Lenox Hill Hospital, Clinical Professor of Tropical Medicine and Molecular Parasitology at NYU Medical School, and Consultant in Tropical Medicine for the United Nations Health Services. Dr Cahill is also the current President of the American Irish Historical Society.

In 2009, Dr Cahill was presented with a Humanitarian Affairs award from The United Nations (UN).

Dr Cahill is currently a medical consultant for the United Nations and recently authored a book on humanitarian crises entitled ‘Even in Chaos: Education in Times of Emergency'.

To read the full profile visit the Irish Central website