Ed has worked in the healthcare industry all his working life in both the USA & Ireland. He worked for a leading outpatient radiology group (Lenox Hill Radiology) in Manhattan, New York. After returning home Ed began working as Operations Manager for a leading private hospital in Dublin. It was while working here he discovered the importance of prevention and realised that there was a strong need for a quality screening service that is both accessible and affordable to people. Ed founded Advanced Medical Services (AMS) in March 2010 and since then over 750,000 people have availed of AMS’s various screening and medical services. Ed has a BA from UCC & MBS in Management from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. Ed is passionate about healthcare and in conjunction with AMS’s Medical Director leads a team of highly trained professionals who’s mission is to improve the lives of those who avail of our screening and healthcare programmes. He was a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year programme in 2020.
Mary joined AMS in April 2022 as Chief Operations Officer. Prior to this, Mary was Chief Operating Officer (COO) with the American Chamber of Commerce and prior to this spent most of her career in numerous senior executive positions within PepsiCo, including Vice President Global Manufacturing, VP Global Technical Services, and several Senior Director roles working across Europe and Sub Sahara Africa.
Mary recently completed her Masters in Management and Personal Coaching in UCC and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Open University and a Degree in Analytical Chemistry (BSc) from MTU. Mary sits on a number of boards including the UCC Post Graduate Entrepreneur Program Advisory Board (IGNITE), in addition to being chair of the Senior Executive Committee within the STEM South West Board.
Dr. Alan Byrne
Alan Byrne graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1985. He commenced in General Practice in South Dublin in 1990. He has worked in Sports Medicine since 1993.
Dr. Byrne completed a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine at UCD in 2000. He was the team doctor at Shelbourne F.C. from 1993-1999. He has been the team doctor and consulting sports physician at Shamrock Rovers F.C. since 2000.
Dr. Byrne has worked with several teams at the Football Association of Ireland since 1999. He has been the Senior International team doctor since 2003. He worked as the team doctor with Fulham F.C in 2011.
Dr. Byrne was the first appointed Medical Director of the Football Association of Ireland. He held that position from 2006-2012. During that time he established several programmes, including the underage International and League of Ireland player cardiac screening initiatives.
Dr. Byrne is a founding Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine. He was appointed to the Board of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2011. He is on the specialist register of Sports and Exercise medicine.
Dr. Byrne has a particular interest in sports Cardiac Screening and assessment and management of chronic groin problems.
Kieran is a dynamic experienced entrepreneur and executive with an outstanding track record over his 24 year career. Kieran specialises in chairman, non-executive director and executive coaching roles providing support to companies & management teams in the key areas of company strategy, go-to-market, sales, fundraising, M&A and exit strategies. Kieran is the chairman of a number of high-growth companies across sectors such as ICT, health and professional services.
Prof Carl J Vaughan
Professor Vaughan is currently a Consultant Cardiologist at the Mercy University/Cork University Hospital in Cork. He earned his medical degree from University College Cork in 1989 and did his early medical training in Cork. He then began training in Cardiology in Cork and pursued an MD degree in University College Cork before moving for further training to Cornell Medical Centre in New York in 1996. There he pursued fellowship training in Cardiology and participated in research on the molecular genetic basis of cardiovascular disease. He joined the faculty at Cornell Medical Centre in 2001 and returned to Cork in 2004. Prof Vaughan has published widely on many aspects of cardiovascular disease including studies on the molecular genetic basis of inherited heart disease and dyslipidaemia.