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Prof Horgan will become the 142nd President of RCPI at its Annual Stated Meeting in October 2017 and will serve a three-year term.
Welcoming Prof Horgan’s election as President-designate, RCPI President Prof Frank Murray said: “I want to warmly congratulate Mary on her election. Mary has made an enormous contribution to the College since she first became involved in 1999.
“Within the College, Mary has a strong track record in supporting medical training initiatives, and while serving as Associate Dean of Basic Specialist Training, took a lead role in the development and training of postgraduate doctors. Over the next nine months I look forward to working closely with Mary in her new role as President-designate and I know she will bring great energy and passion to this role and laterally to her presidency.
“It is also a new era for RCPI with the election of the first woman President-designate in its 360 year history,” Prof Murray added.
Originally from Kerry, Prof Horgan graduated from UCD in 1986. She was awarded her MD in 1995, MRCPI in 1988 and FRCPI in 1997.
She serves on the board of the Health Products Regulatory Authority and the Mercy University Hospital and on the Governing Body of University College Cork.
Prof Horgan is formerly a board member of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service and was previously Chair of the Council of Deans of Medical Schools.
She is a Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine at Cork University Hospital and Dean of the University College Cork School of Medicine.
A member of RCPI’s Council, Prof Horgan is currently Director of Development and Planning