Prof. Damien Kenny

Damien Kenny graduated with an honours degree from University College, Dublin and trained in Congenital Cardiology in Bristol in the UK. He spent two years researching his doctorate in pathophysiology of hypertension in coarctation of the aorta at the University of Bristol.  He completed his senior fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the Rush Centre for Congenital and Structural Heart Disease in Chicago, USA and served there as Assistant Professor of Paediatric and Internal Medicine and Director of the Hybrid Catheterization Suite. He is a Director of the PICS~AICS meeting and vice-president of the PICS Society. He also previously chaired the Adult Congenital Heart Association Biannual Meeting in 2014, and the SCAI Fall Fellows Course in 2017. To date he has published 130 peer reviewed articles and co-authored 20 chapters in International textbooks. He has delivered more than 100 invited lectures internationally. His research interests include development tissue engineered valves for patients with congenital heart disease and he is currently collaborating with the University of Bristol and Rush University Medical Centre in the US, on development of a tissue engineered valve mounted on a bioresorbable scaffold.