Professor Seamas Donnelly

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Name:Professor Seamas Donnelly, Respiratory & Interstitial Lung Disease
Title:Professor of Medicine
Contact details:University PA: Amanda Lomax
353-(0)1 896 3844
HSE / Public Patients PA: Lorraine Flood
353–(0)1 414 4608
Private Secretary: Marie-Claire Kennedy
353-(0)1 896 4431
All Office Hours 9am-5pm
I develop and manage the medical teaching and the Clinical Service programmes on the Tallaght University Hospital campus. These ensure that doctors and nurses at all levels, are trained and enabled to provide the best possible care to patients with respiratory diseases such as Pneumonia, Lung Cancer, Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

In addition, I lead a clinical research group of 15 scientists in a quest to discover new treatments for patients with lung diseases. This group includes scientists from the Tallaght University Hospital campus, the Trinity Biomedical Science Institute and the Trinity Translational Medicine Institute


Respiratory & Interstitial Lung Disease


I have worked for over 20 years in General & Respiratory Medicine, both within Ireland, the United States and the United Kingdom.


Internationally recognised as an authority on Pulmonary Fibrosis.
2015: Established Ireland’s first National Pulmonary Fibrosis Referral Centre at Trinity College & Tallaght University Hospital. This is a state-of-the art multidisciplinary Advanced Medical Service which provides care for patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis.
2014: Awarded an Honorary Professorship from the University of Edinburgh for International Leadership in Translational Medicine.

Professor of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin
Fellow, Trinity College Dublin
Fellow, Irish Academy Medical Sciences
Author of over 150 publications, I have successfully obtained research grant funding in excess of €20 million.
Provided leadership in the development of the Medical Curriculum in Ireland over the last 15 years.
Delivered teaching excellence to over 2,000 medical students.
Supervised and mentored in excess of 25 postgraduate students including:
• Professor Nik Hirani
• Dr Peter Reid
• Professor Andrew Fisher
• Dr Rose Sharkey
• Professor Barry Plant
• Dr Katherine O’Reilly
• Dr Anne Marie Mcloughlin
• Dr Huzaifa Adamali
• Dr David O’Dwyer
• Dr Paul Minnis


1996 FRCPI
1993 MD
1984 MB BCh BaO

Special Interests

Medical Director Irish Lung Foundation
Medical Director iSARC (Sarcoidosis support network)
Board Member IPPOSI
Board Member & Vice Chairman Basketball Ireland
President Trinity Basketball Club