Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Professor Tom Fahey

BAO, BCh, MB, DCH, DO, MRCGP,MSc, MFPH, MD, FRCGP

Head of Department and Principal Investigator

Email: tomfahey@rcsi.ie

Tom Fahey

Biography

Tom Fahey is Professor of General Practice in RCSI and is Principal Investigator for the HRB CPCR. He graduated in Medicine from University College Dublin (UCD) in 1986 and subsequently trained in General Practice and Public Health Medicine. Prior to joining RCSI, he held the following posts; Professor of Primary Care Medicine, University of Dundee (2002-2006), Senior Lecturer in Primary Health Care, University of Bristol (1995-2002) and Honorary Lecturer in Public Health, University of Oxford, (1992-5).

Tom has over 20 years of experience in clinical general practice which includes working as a GP in Oxford, Bristol, Dundee and Dublin. He is a member of the Advisory Committee for Human Medicines, Irish Medicines Board and the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP). He combines clinical work with teaching and research, and continues to see patients at Belgrave Clinic, Dublin. Tom has a longstanding interest in applied clinical epidemiology or evidence-based medicine. The CPCR research programme reflects a programme of activity that encompasses appropriate prescribing to vulnerable patient groups, evidence-based diagnosis and implementation of research with the use of computer-based Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSSs).

Tom has been awarded over 50 peer-review research grants (grant income as principal or senior investigator is €5,962,205 and €5,679,737 as a collaborator).

Publications

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