Dr Declan Walsh has held a joint Chair as the Fottrell Professor of Palliative Medicine at Trinity and University Colleges Dublin since 2012. Previously, Dr. Walsh served at the Cleveland Clinic for 25 years holding leadership positions including Chief Executive Officer of Home Care Services, Post Acute Division Chair and Chair of Corporate Compliance. He was an elected member of the Clinic Board of Governors for 5 years.
Dr Walsh was the Founding Director of the pioneering Harry R. Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine which has served as a model program for other cancer centers around the world. He is an internationally recognized medical oncologist and innovator in Palliative Medicine. A noted educator and researcher, he has served on the boards of professional organizations in the US and Europe. Dr Walsh was named as a
Visionary by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, given a lifetime achievement award by the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer and received a Visiting Fellowship from Oxford University UK. He obtained his medical degree from University College Dublin, a Master’s from the University of NewcastleonTyne and completed a Medical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Dr Walsh is an elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Royal College of Physicians in both Edinburgh and London. He is the senior editor of a major textbook entitled Palliative Medicine published by Elsevier. In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin.
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