Prof Dermot O'Toole
Dermot O’Toole is Professor in Gastroenterology and Clinical Medicine at Trinity College Dunlin (The University of Dublin) and is Consultant Gastroenterologist in St James’s Hospital Dublin and the Neuroendocrine Tumour specialist in the ENETS accredited European Centre of Excellence in St Vincent’s University Hospitals Dublin. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin and has postgraduate degrees from Trinity College Dublin, University of Paris and University of Angers. His major research interest is in gastrointestinal cancer biology especially focussing in neuroendocrine-related diseases and early neoplasia in the gastrointestinal tract (Barrett’s oesophagus, gastric and colorectal cancers). Professor O’Toole leads the national endoscopic interventional program for early digestive cancers and also serves as national lead for the neuroendocrine tumour group. He also serves on the executive committee of the European Neuroendocrine Tumours Society (ENETS) – currently President of the Society - and has helped develop many guidelines papers and standards of care initiatives in the field of NET as well as previously chairing the ENETS-driven European Centre of Excellence program. He has been principal investigator and/or coordinator in many national and international research activities in GI oncology. Professor O’Toole is a member of several professional bodies in Europe and North America and has served as advisor on several national health care projects/initiatives and on patient advocacy groups.