Prof Ray McDermott
Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin
Professor McDermott trained in Medical Oncology in Dublin during which time he completed an MBA in Health Services Management. From there, he went to the Institut Curie, Paris where he earned a PhD. He completed his clinical training at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia where he further an interest in Genito-Urinary Oncology. He then returned to Ireland as Consultant Medical Oncologist.
Professor McDermott subsequently took over as Clinical Lead of Cancer Trials Ireland and facilitated an organisational restructure with appointment of an independent Board of Directors and development of a strategic vision for cancer trials in Ireland. He then successfully led the grant renewal programme with an award of €9,000,000 over 3 years.
He continues to pursue research interests in genito-urinary and pancreas cancer and has received awards to run clinical trials in Ireland with associated funding of several million euros. He has been devised and been national co-ordinator on multiple clinical studies. He is currently accruing patients to over 30 studies and estimates to accrue 15% of patients seen on trial.
In 2016, he was appointed Clinical Professor in Medical Oncology by University College Dublin. He is committed to improving outcomes for Irish patients with cancer through clinical and translational research.