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Dr Aengus O'Marcaigh

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Dr. Aengus O'Marcaigh is a Consultant Paediatric Haematologist at the National Paediatric Haematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Centre at Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin.  After graduating with a medical degree from Trinity College Dublin, Dr. O'Marcaigh spent six years at the Mayo Clinic in the USA where he gained certification in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Haematology/Oncology from the American Board of Pediatrics.  He then spent 2 years in the Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Programme at the University of California San Francisco.   While at UCSF, he also embarked on research into the pathogenesis of secondary acute myeloid leukaemia and myelodysplastic syndromes in childhood.
Dr. O'Marcaigh has published many papers on a broad range of paediatric haematological topics.  He was awarded an MD degree by Trinity College Dublin in 1996 for post graduate work on inherited coagulation defects, and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and a fellow of the American Academy of Paediatrics.
Since his return to Ireland in 1997, Dr. O'Marcaigh has maintained his research activity into the pathogenesis and treatment of myeloid malignancy, and is a member of the UK Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group acute leukaemia working party.  Through this group he is has been closely involved in the development of a new pan-European treatment protocol for children with Down's Syndrome who develop myeloid leukaemia.

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