Dr. Muredach Reilly is the Herbert and Florence Irving Professor of Medicine and director designate of the Irving Institute for clinical and translational research at Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital. He also has extensive training and expertise in cardiovascular medicine, human genetics, preventive cardiology, clinical pharmacology, and clinical epidemiology.
Muredach is a fellow of both the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland, and has been presented with the Special Recognition Award by the American Heart Association for his work in cardiovascular medicine and science. He is also a past recipient of the William Osler Award for Patient-Orientated Research.
Like both of his parents, Muredach was born in Co. Mayo, Ireland. He received qualifications in medicine and pharmacology from University College Dublin in 1988 and 1989 respectively. He trained in internal medicine and cardiology at St. Vincent’s and the Mater Hospitals in Dublin, as well as at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, from which he earned a master’s in clinical epidemiology in 2003 and served on the faculty for 16 years, most recently as professor of medicine with tenure. He is married to fellow UCD-graduate Emer Smyth, and they have three children, Maeve, Fina, and Cormac.