Dr Vincent Maher

MD FRCPI FESC FACC

Dr Vincent Maher is a Consultant Cardiologist at Tallaght Hospital, the Hermitage Medical Clinic and Blackrock Clinic. He is a senior lecturer in Cardiology at Trinity College Dublin.

He directs the Chronic Cardiovascular disease service at Tallaght hospital including the Heart failure, Rehabilitation and Prevention services. He has a special interest in reversing vascular disease having been involved in a number of the major studies to reverse coronary heart disease with lipid-modification, FATS, FHRS and MAAS trials. He is a member of a global advisory board on lipid management.

Dr Maher has held numerous offices in Ireland and is currently the regional director of heart failure services in Dublin Mid-Leinster. He was Medical Director of the Irish Heart Foundation, President of the Irish Association of Cardiac rehabilitation, President of the Irish Atherosclerosis society, Chairman of the Health Promoting Hospital Network and Founder of the Irish Angiology Society. He was co-founder of the Heart Watch programme in conjunction with the ICGP. He initiated many new councils including Women's Heart disease, Heart failure and Peripheral Arterial Disease and developed the patient information website while in the Irish Heart foundation.

Dr Maher has a keen interest in Sports Cardiology and has served as Cardiology Advisor to the FAI since 2003. He has many national collaborations assessing the impact of exercise on cardiovascular health and co-authored the IHF position paper on Physical Activity.

He directs a non-invasive vascular research service at Tallaght Hospital and has a particular interest in arterial aging and hypertension and their effects on target organs. He is author of numerous scientific publications, patient information booklets and book chapters. Dr Maher has an active research unit examining the determinants of vascular change and the management of refractory hypertension and complex lipid disorders.

  Dr Vincent Maher