Prof Bill McEvoy

B.Med.Sc., M.B. B.Ch. BAO, M.H.S., M.Ed

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Professor of Preventive Cardiology
Twitter Handle: @johnwmcevoy


J. William ("Bill") McEvoy is Professor of Preventive Cardiology at NUI Galway and a Consultant Cardiologist at University Hospital Galway, IRL. He also serves as Medical and Research Director of the National Institute for Preventive Cardiology (NIPC). Prof. McEvoy is a 2004 honours graduate of UCC School of Medicine, Cork, IRL. He received the Intern of the Year award at Cork University Hospital in 2005. He then undertook senior house officer and cardiology registrar training at the Mater University Hospital in Dublin. In 2008, he joined the Osler Medical Housestaff at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. After internal medicine residency, he subsequently completed cardiology fellowship at Hopkins including advanced training in cardiac prevention, cardiac imaging, and cardiovascular epidemiology. He received the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine teaching award for fellows in 2013. He was the inaugural Pollin Cardiovascular Prevention Fellow under Prof. Roger Blumenthal in 2013 and also served as the Hopkins Chief Cardiology Fellow in 2014 under Prof. Steven Schulman. He holds Masters degrees in cardiovascular epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and in the education of health professionals from the Johns Hopkins School of Education. Prior to returning to Ireland in 2018, Prof. McEvoy was an Assistant Professor on the cardiology faculty at Johns Hopkins for 3 years, with clinical roles in the cardiac intensive care unit and in the Ciccarone primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention centre.

Prof. McEvoy’s research focuses on testing novel biomarkers of risk and comparative effectiveness research; with an emphasis on hypertension and atherosclerosis. His research has resulted in numerous peer-reviewed publications, grants and awards. Click on for a full list of 
peer-reviewed indexed publications. In 2018 he joined the writing committee for the 2019 AHA/ACC primary CVD prevention guideline. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and has a clinical interest in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, in both critical care and outpatient settings.