The RVH Liver Unit has recently been strengthened with the arrival of Dr. Roger McCorry.
Roger, a past pupil of Ballyclare High School, trained at Queen’s and during his 3rd year elective worked in the LITU at King’s alongside Professor Nigel Heaton.
Spells as a Junior House Officer in the Mater Hospital and as a Senior House Officer in various hospitals in Northern Ireland led to his taking up a gastroenterology training post in Manchester from 2007 – 12. During this time he also undertook a year’s hepatology training, firstly in the Liver Unit at Nottingham and then in the transplant unit at Cambridge.
This led to spells as a locum consultant and gastroenterologist in the Royal Preston Hospital and as a consultant hepatologist in Wythenshawe.
The chance to return home and work in the RVH came ‘out of the blue’ and he had no hesitation in applying for it. So far he has thoroughly enjoyed being back in Northern Ireland. He is coping well with the pressures of work – and of fatherhood, following the arrival of Oliver in late February, a brother for 3 year old Richard.
Roger set up a nurse-led fibroscan service in Preston and would be keen to set up a similar service in Belfast. Inspired by his experiences in King’s and Cambridge, he is particularly interested in how liver transplantation will develop in the years ahead and in the likely impact of stem cell research. He will be speaking about these issues as our guest at the 2014 AGM.
We wish Roger every success and happiness in his new post.