Heart Surgeon Eilis McGovern first female president of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Among the medical classes, Presidency of the RCSI is a highly sought after and prestigious honour. Eilis McGovern has the reputation among medics as a very skilful surgeon with great hands who has been at St James Hospital since 1987. This complimentary affirmation of her skill by other surgeons has often been said to me over the years. Dr McGovern has been on the Council of RCSI since 1995 and has chaired the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences committee.