Dr Robert Kelly MD FRCPI FACC FESC is Chief of Cardiology and a Consultant Cardiologist at UPMC Beacon Hospital, Dublin, Cardioclinic Naas Co Kildare, and Mount Carmel Hospital Dublin. He specialises in all aspects of Cardiology, especially Imaging (including Cardiac CT) and Interventional Cardiology (Coronary, Peripheral and Structural heart disease).
Dr Kelly graduated from RCSI Medical School in 1992 and obtained MRCPI in 1994. He completed Irish Cardiology SpR training and was conferred MD by thesis by NUI in 2000, based on clinical research of vascular disease undertaken in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland.
After a 2 year Interventional / Cardiology Fellowship at the University of North Carolina he was appointed to position of Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Division of Cardiology UNC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. He returned to practice Cardiology in Ireland in May 2007.
Dr Kelly has an extensive publication record in non-invasive / imaging and interventional cardiology and is the recipient of a number of distinguished awards, including the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention BRACCO Fellowship and the Young Investigator Award of the Irish Cardiac Society. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology and Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.
Dr Kelly has a special interest in the value of telemedicine in cardiology and he has published manuscripts on role of ECG to detect culprit lesion location in MI patients. He is the 2011 recipient of the Noel Hickey Bursary of Irish Cardiac Society based on ongoing research of a novel blue-tooth outpatient cardiac monitor test to detect atrial fibrillation in patients at high risk for a stroke.

Please click here to download Dr Kelly's article "Getting an ECG over-read makes great clinical sense... Better, faster patient care."

Please click here to read the interview Robert Kelly gave Danielle Barron, the Editor of the Irish Medical News, regarding Cloud computing and Connected Diagnostics

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