Orla Wood

Orla Wood

Orla joined AMS in September 2020 as Operations Manager. Orla is a highly experienced Certified Public Accountant and Operations Manager with a strong track record across multiple business sectors including Residential Care Services, Retail, Construction and Service Industries.

Orla has over 25 years’ experience in Business and Accounting, providing strong support and input to business leaders and teams, based on good leadership and people skills combined with a strong track record of delivering successfully on projects and commitments to customers.

Orla’s ability to build relationships with business leaders, management and staff across all levels in companies is key to the success of her roles. Orla’s integrity plays a very important part in gaining and retaining the respect, trust and confidence of all the people with whom she interacts.

Prof. Des Murphy

Des is the clinical lead for asthma, ventilatory support in neuromuscular disease and pulmonary hypertension at the Cork University Hospital. Other areas of expertise include advanced lung disease, non-invasive ventilation, COPD and lung cancer. Des completed the Irish Specialist training program in Respiratory Medicine. Following the award of ERS fellowship he worked at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle as a clinical research fellow in lung transplantation where his research led to the award of PhD from Newcastle University. Subsequently, he was a post-doctoral fellow at McMaster University, Canada, where his interests were focused on asthma. He commenced his current positions as Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine/Senior lecturer in CUH/UCC in 2009.

He is a member of the Irish SPR Training Committee, member of the Clinical Research and Ethics Committee of the UCC affiliated hospital group, member of the ITS expert committee/Clinical advisory group to HSE for Asthma, member of the ITS expert committee/Clinical advisory group to HSE for COPD and a member of the medical and scientific committee of the Asthma Society of Ireland.

He heads an active research programme in clinical and translational medicine in CUH/UCC. He has acted as Principal and Chief investigator on several clinical trials, authored or co-authored over 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 3 book chapters, several national clinical guidelines and over 250 abstracts. Up to recently he was the National Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine.

Garry Bennett

Garry has over 18 years of experience developing software and managing technical teams internationally. Graduating with a BSc in Computer Applications from Cork Institute of Technology, Garry began his career as a software developer with Yahoo! in London. Garry has since worked in management positions in the UK, Australia and Ireland, managing technical teams of large multinational organisations.

Garry is a certified ScrumMaster (CSM) with the Scrum Alliance and also holds Project Management Professional (PMP) certification with the Project Management Institute.

In his role as Software Program Director, Garry is responsible for the continued progression of the AMS software suite.

Ed Donovan

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 Good

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 holds a BSc in Analytical Chemistry; Master in Business Administration (MBA) and Masters in Management and Personal Coaching. Mary has been on numerous boards including the IBEC Regional Committee Board;  the UCC Post Graduate Entrepreneur Program Advisory Board (IGNITE),  and is the current Chair of the STEM South West CLG 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 Moynihan

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.

Dr. Heather Cronin

Dr. Heather Cronin is a Consultant Cardiologist working in Cork University Hospital. She graduated from University College Cork and pursued her Cardiology training between Cork and Dublin. Dr. Cronin completed her fellowship training in St. Bartholomew’s Hospital London before returning to Ireland. She has completed an MD in the clinical and genetic basis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and has published in this area. Her specialist interests are inherited cardiomyopathies, cardiac genetics and sports cardiology.

Dr. Ronan Curtin

Dr. Ronan Curtin is a consultant cardiologist at Cork University Hospital. He is a graduate of University College Cork and completed his Higher Specialist Training in Cardiology in Ireland, followed by an Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship in Cleveland Clinic, USA. During his training years, he completed a Masters Degree in Cardiology (Trinity College, Dublin) and a Medical Doctorate (Royal College of Surgeons) on the topic of resistance to antiplatelet drugs. He was the recipient of a Young Investigator Award from the European Society of Cardiology in 2003. He went on faculty in the section of Cardiovascular Imaging, Cleveland Clinic in 2007, before returning to Ireland and Cork University Hospital in 2009. His special interests in Cardiology include cardiac imaging, valvular heart disease and heart failure.