Prof Derek O’Keeffe –
Professor Medical Device Technology & Consultant Physician

Prof Derek O’Keeffe (@Physicianeer) holds dual first class honours degrees in Engineering and Medicine as well as a Masters and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Limerick and NUIG. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard and is a graduate of the Endocrinology Clinical Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, USA. As well as multiple academic publications, he holds two biomedical patents and several international research prizes. He was awarded The Outstanding Young Person of the World by JCI. He is a Black Belt Taekwondo Instructor, Qualified Pilot & Advanced Scuba Diver. He works as a Consultant Endocrinologist at UHG and is the Professor of Medical Device Technology at NUIG.

Atlantec 2019 Talk : Digital Diabetes

According to the World Health Organisation Diabetes is a global health emergency with over 400 million people currently afflicted, which is expected to rise to 600 million by 2030. Prof O’Keeffes’ talk will examine how technology, big data & artificial intelligence are improving diabetes patient care and outcomes.