Prof. Cillian Twomey
Retired geriatric consultant
Prof. Dr. Cillian Twomey is a retired Irish geriatric consultant. Until 2010 he was consultant physician in geriatric medicine at Cork University and St. Finbarr’s Hospitals, with teaching responsibilities to the medical school in UCC. He continues to serve on various public bodies and as a commenator on health matters
Twomey graduated in medicine from University College Cork (UCC) in 1970 and spent his first 5 years working in Cork in the acute hospital sector and general practice. In 1975 he went to the UK to pursue specialist training in geriatric medicine and general internal medicine initially in London and later in Liverpool. He returned to Cork in April 1979 as the second consultant physician in geriatric medicine at Cork University and St. Finbarr’s Hospitals, with teaching responsibilities to the medical school in UCC. He remains active in a range of spheres including being a member to the Board of the Health Information & Quality Authority and the Intern Network Coordinator for the South Intern Network, linked with UCC, as part of the National Intern Training programme. He is also member, and current Chairman, to the Board of Directors of St. Patrick’s Hospital (Cork) Ltd. Incorporating Marymount University Hospice and Chairman of the National Steering Committee of the Hospice friendly. In the PROSPER Study he is co-investigator, representing University College Cork. This study explored the benefits of Statin (in this case pravastatin) in the reducing cardiac events, stroke and cognitive impairment in older patients with a history of vascular disease or at risk of such events. PROSPER was one of the first multi-centre studies that exclusively included older patients only (ages ranged from 70–82 years). He serves a member of the Advisory Board of Senator Group, a group of researchers based in twelve institutions based in nine different EU member states with a strong scientific and clinical background in Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Pharmacothe.
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