Dr Blaithnead Murtagh commenced practice as a Consultant in Cardiology at the Galway Clinic in 2009. Qualifying from UCG in 1997 with a Gold Medal in Medicine, she completed a 3 year Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota and a 4 year Cardiology Fellowship at the Texas Medical Centre, Houston. She pursued subspeciality training in Interventional Cardiology, heart failure and echocardiography. Other interests include preventive cardiology and cardiovascular disease in women. She is a member of the Irish Heart Foundation Council for heart disease in women.