Robert A Byrne

Director of Cardiology

Mater Private Hospital, Dublin


Professor Robert Byrne is Director of Cardiology at the Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, and Chair of Cardiovascular Research at the Royal College of Surgeons.

He is also head of the Cardiovascular Research Institut(CVRI Dublin) which is a collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). Its research focus is on Outcomes Research, Clinical Trials, Core Laboratory and Systematic Reviews.

Professor Byrne’s internship and general medical training was in the Mater Hospital, Dublin and Mayo Clinic, Arizona. His Cardiology fellowship was in Ireland and at the German Heart Centre, Munich, Germany.

Since then he has held several strategic positions at German Heart Centre, including Consultant Cardiologist and Deputy Director of Cardiology. He returns to Ireland to the role of Director of Cardiology at Mater Private Hospital and RCSI Chair of Cardiovascular Research.

Professor Byrne’s specialty interests are in the field of general and interventional cardiology, coronavirus and heart diesease. Specific areas of expertise are in cardiac catheterization, angioplasty and stenting, optical coherence tomography imaging, interventions for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (alcohol septal ablation), transcatheter mitral valve repair, left atrial appendage occlusion and patent foramen ovale closure.

Articles by Robert A Byrne, Director of Cardiology

Challenges in Patients with Diabetes: Improving Clinical Outcomes After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Through EVOlving Stent Technology

Robert A Byrne, Shmuel Banai, Roisin Colleran, et al

Citation: Interventional Cardiology Review 2018;13(1):40–4.

PCI in Patients with Diabetes: Role of the Cre8 Drug-eluting Stent

Robert A Byrne, Eric Eeckhout, Gennaro Sardella, et al

Citation: Interventional Cardiology Review 2017;12(1):13–7