Emer Joyce

Professor of Cardiology
UCD and Mater, National Clinical Lead in advanced Heart Failure

Dr Emer Joyce is a Consultant Cardiologist specialising in Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation at Mater University Hospital Dublin. She is the National Clinical lead in Advanced Heart Failure and a Clinical Professor at UCD.

She graduated from the NUIG in 2003 with a first-class honours degree, several National Henry Hutchinson Stewart Scholarship awards including the first-place award for Medicine, and two NUIG gold medals. She completed her medical training at Mater University Hospital Dublin, Ireland, including a 6-month residency in the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota (USA), a period which reinforced her growing interest in Cardiovascular Medicine. She subsequently travelled to the Netherlands to undertake a 2-year doctoral research fellowship in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging. During this time, she was supported by two awarded competitive scholarships from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and from the Irish National Board for Training in Cardiovascular Medicine. She went on to win the Young Investigator Award at Euroecho Imaging in 2012. Her PhD was formally awarded in October 2015.

Dr Joyce subsequently moved to the United States in July 2013 to complete a 2-year ACGME-accredited clinical and research fellowship in Advanced Heart Disease at Brigham and Women’s’ Hospital, Boston, MA. In August 2015, she was invited to join the cardiology faculty at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio as a Consultant Cardiologist specialising in heart failure, cardiomyopathies, and cardiac transplantation, acquiring O visa “Extraordinary Alien” status to do so. Her 3 years in this role was an intensive but deeply rewarding one not just from a clinical and academic perspective, but most importantly, led to the development of multiple lifelong connections and friendships with her colleagues, mentors and co-workers.