Forerunner in developing Ireland's first Angioplasty, TAVI and ICD services in St. James's Hospital, Dr. Crean also designed and started the MSc degree in Cardiology in TCD. He organised and ran Ireland’s first live teaching course in Interventional Cardiology, and began the first in-man work with arterial closure and other cardiac devices designed by Irish companies, most of which are now CE marked. He has been involved with research in closure devices, speaker at many conferences and is currently Clinical Lead in Cardiology in Blackrock Clinic. He continues to develop services including a Cardiology MDT and Acute Cardiac Assessment Service.
Qualified in 1976 from the Royal College of Surgeons, with further training in the UK and Canada, specialising in Interventional Cardiology. He has been involved in many Clinical Trials, and continues to keep his Professional Competence up to date.
Dr Crean carried out his post graduate training in Jervis Street Hospital, St Vincents Hospital, Freeman Hospital Newcastle, Hammersmith Hospital London, Montreal Heart Institute and National Heart Hospital London. He is a lecturer is St James's Hospital and Trinity College Dublin.
acute coronary syndromes, coronary angioplasty, training in cardiology, valve implantation
Undergraduate at the Royal College of Surgeons, Post-Graduate training in Jervis Street Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, Freeman Hospital Newcastle, Hammersmith Hospital London, Montreal Heart Institute, National Heart Hospital London, was a Lecturer in St James Hospital and Trinity College Dublin, and currently Interventional Cardiologist in Blackrock Clinic, Hermitage Clinic, Beacon Hospital and Mater Private Hospital.