The Medicstudy Foundation based in County Galway, Ireland is a nonprofit entity created to further the professional quality of education, training and research in the developing nations of the world. Under the guidance of a Board of leading international healthcare experts, Medicstudy Foundation provides individuals and professional bodies with unlimited access to an exclusive online library of high quality still and video images, illustrations and audio presentations covering an unprecedented range of medical conditions and surgical procedures.
Over the last five years the Medicstudy Foundation team has tirelessly collected and collated content from medical institutions around the world. Long term agreements with hospitals has allowed the foundation to build a library of high quality still and video images, illustrations and audio presentations previously unattainable, giving students and professionals the opportunity to facilitate learning anywhere in the world.
Medicstudy Foundation continues to expand its content and geographical reach through close partnerships with medical professionals and institutions worldwide. Any such Institutions interested in collaborating with us should contact us in the first instance.
Medicstudy is greatly honoured to have as its sole patron Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland. Read more
Stewart Goldstein – Chairman
With flair and dedication, Stewart has successfully established Medicstudy Foundation to enhance the training and education of the medical community across the world, with a focus on developing countries. Prior to Medicstudy, Stewart worked at The Independent, Mail on Sunday and many other international newspapers. He also set-up the most successful PR Visual communication company in the UK, Eye Catchers Press.
He has photographed some of the world’s most famous people. Stewart’s multi award winning work has been used in thousands of publications globally and with a wealth of knowledge and experience he regularly lectures on the power of visual communications to students from around the world. Since 2009 he has travelled extensively to enhance visual medical communications. In April 2010 he set up the very first photographic and illustration department at the Soba University Hospital in Khartoum, Sudan.
Whilst In Sudan he realised there was an urgent requirement to make high quality medical imagery accessible to all using the latest technology available. As creative architect behind Medicstudy Foundation, Stewart has combined his photojournalist skills and characteristic entrepreneurial flair with his passion and drive for visual communications and is making it accessible to all by bridging the gap between technology and education.
Paul Keogh – Director of Strategy
Paul Keogh boasts a wealth of experience across numerous business and charitable sectors. He is currently Chief Operating Officer at Ballymore Group, a position he has held since 2007. Paul is responsible for all commercial activity, communications- internal & external, corporate affairs, brand development, relationship management, recruitment, and learning & development.
Paul graduated from University College Dublin with a MBS BComm and went on to become Marketing Director for Budweiser, both in Ireland and the USA. Later he spent 10 years as Managing Director of PolyGram Records where he worked with a host of international artists including U2, Bryan Adams and Boyzone.
In 1998 Paul was named Worldwide Marketing Director at JCB and spent 5 years at this role in the UK before moving to the USA to become Senior Vice President at JCB – The Americas. In 2007 he joined the board at Sunderland AFC under chairman Niall Quinn where he spent 3 years as Non-Executive Director.
Paul’s experience in the charitable sector comes from his time as Chairperson at Down Syndrome Ireland and as the current Director of Homeless Child Charity which is based in Ireland and Brazil.
Brian O’Connell – Media and Communications
Former London Editor at RTE, Brian joined the broadcaster in 1981 as a radio and TV reporter and newscaster. He was appointed London Correspondent in 1989 and London Editor in 1995. He left RTE when its Westminster bureau closed in September 2012. During his long career he reported on major events such as the resignation of Margaret Thatcher, the IRA’s bombing campaign in Britain and the first Gulf War. As the public face of RTE’s TV and radio output from Britain, he was responsible for coverage such as British general elections, party conferences and special events (including the death of Princess Diana, the Queen’s 2011 state visit to Ireland and Britain’s 2012 Olympics).
Brian has written extensively for both radio and TV on the Irish peace process, the Major, Blair and Cameron premierships, Devolution in Scotland and Wales, the British foot and mouth outbreak and the British economy as it affects Ireland. His career in Westminster has spanned two decades and offered him contact with some of the most influential political figures in the UK and Ireland, including every British Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher and every Irish Taoiseach since Charles Haughey.
Mr Gerard Murray – Financial Director
Gerard Murray oversees all of the financial aspects of Medicstudy and is responsible for ensuring transparency in all areas of sponsorship and fundraising.
Gerard’s main experience is in the areas of corporate finance, taxation and insolvency. He has advised clients on a number of M & A’s, public listings, MBO’S and Due Diligence projects, both in Ireland and the UK. He has also been involved in advising on Irish and international tax planning projects.
Gerard began his career with KMPG in Dublin, and was subsequently a partner in two Dublin based firms of Chartered Accountants, and is now the principal in his own business advisory firm – GM Business Advisors.
Gerard has a Batchelor of Commerce from University College Dublin. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a Member of the Institute of Taxation in Ireland.
Mr Luc Tambeur, M.D., FETCS, MBA
Mr Luc Tambeur is Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Seha, SKMC in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Adjunct Associate Professor at UAE University. Having established Mafraq as a leading Cardiovascular Services provider in the Abu Dhabi government hospitals network (Seha), now – at the request of Seha – Mr Tambeur is taking the lead in concentrating all government sector cardiac surgical activity on one site in Abu Dhabi, essentially merging Mafraq and SKMC programs on the SKMC site. After less than 3 months preparation, the SKMC site has seamlessly taken care of all cardiac surgical activity, significantly increasing volumes while maintaining patient safety and quality of care.
Mr Tambeur was previously Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and Chairman of Cardiovascular Services at Seha, responsible for the management of the Cardiovascular Services department, comprising cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, cardiology, cardiac anaesthesia and intensive care.
Mr Tambeur was educated at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Brussels where he completed his training in General Surgery and Cardiac Surgery. In 1995 Mr Tambeur became Staff Surgeon at Deutsches HerzZentrum Berlin, where he worked until 2005. During this time he took a sabbatical to complete a Clinical Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery at the University of Toronto, as well as obtaining an Executive MBA at Henley Management College, UK.
Professor James V. Lucey MD (Dub), PhD (Lond), FRCPI, FRCPsych
Prof. Jim Lucey is Medical Director of St. Patricks University Hospital since 2008, and is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin. He has more than 25 years experience in psychiatry. In addition to medical management he maintains his clinical practice at St. Patrick`s where he works on the assessment, diagnosis and management of obsessive compulsive (OCD) and other anxiety disorders.
Prof. Lucey was educated at St. Michaels College in Dublin and at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) where he qualified in medicine in 1977. He trained in psychiatry at St. Patrick`s Hospital in Dublin and at the Maudsley Hospital in London, graduating with an MD from Trinity College, Dublin and a PhD from the University of London. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London, as well as a member of the College of Psychiatry of Ireland.
In 1993 he was appointed Consultant Psychiatrist, and Director of Psychiatric Intensive Care in St. Bartholomew`s Hospital in London. He returned to Ireland in 1997 to become a Consultant Psychiatrist with the Northern Area Health Board (HSE) at Connolly Hospital working in the community of North West Dublin. In 2002 he was appointed to St. Patrick’s where he became the Director of the Anxiety Disorders Service and also Consultant Psychiatrist with responsibility for electro-convulsive therapy. He has been a Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of London (1993-1997) at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, and at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (1998-2002).
Dr. Lucey’s research includes studies into the biology of OCD which were completed while a JNP Moore Research Fellow at St. Patricks. Later while a Wellcome Trust Junior Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, he studied the use of functional brain-imaging to examine the biology of OCD, Panic disorder and Post-traumatic Disorder. In October 2006 he attended Harvard School of Public Health for “Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Medical Centres” and again in 2008 for “Forces for Change” in health services.
Mr Sherif Sultan MB BCh MCh MD FRCSI DEVS FISVS FASA DMD FRCS/VascEBQS/Vasc FAARM FACS FEVBS, Professor of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery at National University of Ireland , Honorary Senior Lecturer (NUIG), Chairman of Western Vascular Institute
Mr Sherif Sultan boasts over twenty four years of vascular experience. Upon obtaining his medical degree from the Ain Shams University in 1987, he first specialised in general and vascular surgery where he completed a masters degree in surgery in 1991. He had his MD and awarded his FRCS in Dublin 1995. He had a pectoral fellowship from Arizona Heart Institute in 1997, followed by a Diploma in Endovascular Surgery from University of Paris XII in 1998. He joined the vascular team at St James’s hospital and Trinity College Dublin and contributed to the development of the Endovascular surgery programme.
He achieved his Intercollegiate FRCS in vascular surgery in March 2001 in London and has been certified with European Board of Vascular Surgery in September 2001 in Lucerne Switzerland. He was awarded the American board of Anti Aging and Regenerative Medicine in Florida. Finally, Mr. Sultan settled down in Galway in 2001 to focus exclusively on vascular and endovascular surgery delivery and development of the vascular services.
Mr Sultan is one of the pioneers of minimally invasive endovascular techniques. He established strong international reputation with over 53 international peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, more than 250 abstracts, in excess of 200 international presentations, and over 270 national presentations. His prolific research portfolio has been recognised by 22 international awards in the last five years. Recently the National Institute of Health in the USA cited his seminal publication on the cost-effectiveness of endovascular aortic repair as one of the most ground-breaking publications in this field in the last decade. Mr Sultan is also a talented inventor and this year he received a Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Ireland Clinical Innovation award for his stem cell delivery catheter design.
Mr Sultan is a distinguished Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and President of the American Society of Angiology, Irish chapter. He is a fellow of society of vascular surgery, international society of vascular surgeons , member of association of vascular surgeon of Great Britain and Ireland and European Society of vascular and Endovascular Surgery.
Jarrod P. Kaufman, M D F A C S General & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon
Jarrod P. Kaufman, MD is a Board Certified General and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon in private practice in Central New Jersey, USA. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Kaufman serves as the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) New Jersey State Chair for the Commission on Cancer. He also served as the Chair of the Melanoma Workgroup of the NJ Governor’s Task Force on Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment.
His primary focus is minimally invasive surgery, surgical oncology and minimally invasive vein procedures. Related to the former areas of focus he performs complex advanced laparoscopic procedures. Dr. Kaufman has been instrumental in introducing a wide range of minimally invasive and advanced procedures to the hospitals in which he has practiced. He continues to advance surgical techniques and the use of new technologies and novel approaches to current problems in the fields of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery.
He has published numerous articles and he serves as a member of the editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Kaufman also presently serves as an active member on the SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons) Technology committee.
Professor Colm O’Morain D.Sc. (University of London), D.Sc. Honoris Causa (University of Athens), M.Sc., M.D., M.A., Dip. Imm., F.A.C.G., F.E.B.G., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.P.I., F.T.C.D., A.G.A.F.
Prof. Colm O’Morain is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Tallaght Hospital and Trinity College, Dublin. He was previously Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Trinity College, Dublin until 2011. Professor O’Morain is the president of the United European Gastroenterology (U.E.G.) Council and a Member of the Scientific Committees of the European Cancer Prevention Group, European Helicobacter Pylori Study Group, Gastro Surgical Club and International Organization of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He is the Irish representative of the European Union Specialist Section of Gastroenterology and was a founding member of the European Board of Gastroenterology, the European Society of Digestive Oncology and the European Helicobacter Pylori Study Group.
In 2010 Professor O’Morain received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Irish Healthcare Awards and in 2011 became a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He sits on numerous editorial boards including the European Cancer Prevention Journal and the World Journal of Gastroenterology. He has been involved in clinical research throughout his career, pioneering new treatments of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and conducting the only epidemiological studies assessing the incidence of I.B.D. in Ireland. Professor O’Morain was the first to discover that H.pylori eradication led to a cure of peptic ulcer disease and has been involved in all of the pivotal trials in improving treatment. He conducted the only pilot study in Ireland showing that screening for colorectal cancer is acceptable, cost effective and beneficial. This led to the government recommending the adoption of a population-based screening programme that was rolled out in 2012. He has authored or co-authored 9 books, 60 chapters and 19 editorials.
Mr. Henry Annan DSc(Hon) MA(Cantab) MB BChir FFFP MEWI FBAE FICS FGCS FRCOG
Mr. Henry Annan is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Whipps Cross University Hospital, London. He qualified from Cambridge University and St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1973. Mr Annan is a clinical teacher at London University and is a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists [RCOG], and the Royal Society of Medicine.
Mr. Annan is active in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching both in the UK and internationally. He is an examiner for London University, the RCOG, the General Medical Council and the West African College of Surgeons. Mr Annan’s clinical interests include endoscopic surgery, colposcopy and vulval disease. He is the official media spokesperson for the RCOG.
Professor Ahmed Hassan Fahal, MBBS, FRCS, MS, MD, FRCP (London)
Prof. Ahmed Fahal is a Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum. He graduated at the University of Khartoum and trained in General & Vascular Surgery in Khartoum and London. Prof. Fahal is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England & Ireland and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London.
Prof. Fahal is a Consultant Surgeon at Soba University Hospital, Sudan, Director of the Mycetoma Research Centre, Sudan, and Chairman of the Mycetoma Research Group, Institute of Endemic Diseases. He is also the current Academic Secretary at the University of Khartoum. Prof. Fahal is the local Secretary of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and a member of many societies locally, regionally and internationally. He is a WHO Consultant in Medical Education and was the Assistant Editor of Sudan Medical Journal.
Prof. Fahal has a special interest in medical education, medical informatics and medical ethics and has organized many training courses for trainers in the Sudan. He has published more than 140 scientific articles, and is the author of a book on mycetoma – Mycetoma: Clinico-pathological Monograph, as well as many textbooks chapters, booklets and guidelines. Prof. Fahal was awarded the State of the Sudan Golden Medal for Excellence and the Promotion of Scientific Innovation in Medicine in 2000 and the University of Khartoum Research Award.
Professor Marc Winslet MB, MS, KRCS Eng, FRCS Ed, MEWI,
Prof. Winslet is Professor of Surgery, Head of Department and Chairman of the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science at UCL and an Honorary Consultant at the Royal Free Hospital Hampstead, UCLH and The Whittington Hospitals London since 1997. After qualifying in 1981 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England and Edinburgh; 1985 and a Hunterian Professor. Master of Surgery (London 1987).
Prof. Winslet has a special interest in G.I. carcinogenesis and runs an extensive research programme. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Ireland and the Intercollegiate Board.
Professor Dr.med Michael K. Mueller, DGVS DDG DGIM
Prof. Mueller is a graduate from the University of Göttingen Medical School, Germany. In 1981 he was appointed Resident and Attending Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Essen; in 1993 he took up his current appointment as chief physician of the department of General Internal Medicine at Mary’s Hospital and Francis Hospital, Osnabruck, Germany. His memberships include the German Society for Metabolic and Digestive Diseases, German Diabetes Society, German Society for Internal Medicine, German Internal, Medicine Physicians Association and the German Cancer Society.