Professor Edward Moloney

Ed Maloney
TitleProf. Edward Moloney MD FRCPI FCCP
Consultant Respiratory & General Physician, Tallaght University Hospital & Peamount Healthcare, Dublin & Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medicine,
Trinity College Dublin
Contacts Details

Public Secretary: Tracey Haybyrne
T 01 414 2397

Private Secretary: Ciara Conlan
T 01 414 3026

SpecialtyRespiratory Disorders of Sleep and Ventilation, Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD & Asthma) and Lung Cancer.
Prof. Moloney graduated from University College Galway in 1993, and subsequently trained in Respiratory Medicine and General Internal Medicine (GIM) in University Teaching Hospitals throughout Dublin. He was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from the National University of Ireland in 2002, and completed a European Respiratory Society Fellowship at the National Heart and Lung Institute at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London in 2003. He received his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Respiratory and GIM from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 2004. Prof. Moloney was appointed Consultant Respiratory & GIM Physician at the Sheffield University Teaching Hospitals in 2004 where he worked until 2007 when he was appointed as Consultant Respiratory & GIM Physician at TUH and Peamount Hospital, Co. Dublin, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Medicine at Trinity College Dublin. Prof. Moloney has been on the Irish Register of Medical Specialists in Respiratory Medicine & GIM since 2004, was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FRCPI) in 2006, and the Fellowship of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) in 2007. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed international papers, has co-authored two book chapters, and presented over 20 abstracts at international meetings on respiratory disease. His special interests include asthma, COPD, obstructive sleep apnoea, interstitial lung disease, and lung cancer.

What do I do?

I care for and treat people with respiratory symptoms such as breathlessness, cough, wheeze, snoring and daytime sleepiness.
I am Clinical Lead for the Respiratory Medicine service in Tallaght University Hospital, and train SpRs on the Respiratory Specialty Training Programme.
I am an Examiner for the Postgraduate Membership (MRCPI) Clinical Examinations, and an Undergraduate Examiner for Final Medicine examinations in Trinity College.

Education & Experience

Member of National & International Respiratory Societies
Fellow American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) 2007
Fellow Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (FRCPI) 2006
European Respiratory Fellow, National Heart & Lung Institute, Royal Brompton Hospital, London 2003
European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDICM) 2003
Doctorate of Medicine (MD) NUI Galway 2002
Thesis: “Bronchial Asthma: The relationship between airway dehydration and bronchoconstriction”
Diploma in Medical Management for Doctors (DMMD), Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (RCSI) & the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) 1999
Medical Graduate of NUI Galway 1993

2007 – Now: Consultant Respiratory Physician practising in Ireland.

2004 – 2007: Consultant Respiratory Physician & Royal College of Physicians Tutor, Sheffield University Teaching Hospitals (Academic Directorate of Respiratory Medicine) where I was Clinical Lead for respiratory sleep disorders, and acute & domiciliary non-invasive ventilation. and was awarded level 2, Clinical Excellence Awards in 2007.


President-Elect of the Irish Sleep Society 2018
Have over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and presented at numerous International meetings on respiratory disease
National Respiratory Delegate of Ireland (on behalf of the Irish Thoracic Society) for the European Respiratory Society 2009 – 2012
Established and managed a four bed acute respiratory support unit in Sheffield University Teaching Hospital, for which I was awarded level 2, Clinical Excellence Awards, Sheffield University Teaching Hospitals in 2007
Member of the National Clinical Care Programme (NCCP) COPD Clinical Advisory Group
Member of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Assembly Groups “Non-invasive Ventilatory Support” &“ Acute Respiratory failure, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring”
Postgraduate Clinical Examiner for the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) Examinations
Undergraduate Clinical Examiner for Trinity College Final Medicine Examinations

Special Interests

I am an avid tennis player with a keen interest in keeping fit.
I have played inter provincial tennis since my youth, and recently won the National Indoor Veterans Championships. Represented Ireland at the Young Seniors World Tennis Team Championships in Cape Town 2017.