Dr Kathleen McGarry
Dr. Kate McGarry was an honours medical graduate of UCD after winning an entrance scholarship to UCD, going on to win the Bellingham Gold Medal in clinical medicine in St. Vincent's Hospital, where she did her early postgraduate training. Her subsequent training took place in the Hammersmith and Great Ormond Street hospitals in London, and in the clinical pharmacology department of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She was appointed a Clinical Fellow at University Hospital, Edmonton in Canada before returning to Ireland in 1983 where she took up work as a consultant physician in Our Lady's Hospital in Navan, County Meath. Kate was a Fellow on the Royal College of Physicians for twenty-five years and she was also President of the Irish Heart Foundation. In October 2019, The Royal College of Physicians in Ireland honoured Kate with a prestigious new award, the Dr Kate McGarry Prize, which will be awarded annually to doctors in training.