Our Experts

The Asthma Society of Ireland works with medical experts from a wide variety of fields. Our experts help us to ensure that the best interests of people with asthma are at the heart of all our work. Their knowledge and experience is key to ensuring all our materials and programmes are based on up-to-date medical guidelines.

Our Medical Advisory Group

Dr Marcus Butler, Medical Director

Dr Marcus Butler, Medical Director

Marcus Butler graduated in Medicine from NUI Galway, obtained his MD from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and completed fellowship training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was appointed to faculty there as an attending physician in pulmonary and critical care, in addition to having joint appointments at the departments of Medicine and Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is now a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, a member of the HSE National Clinical Programme Clinical Advisory Group, the former President (2021-2023) of the Irish Thoracic Society, and Ireland representative on the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) Assembly. He established a severe asthma clinical service in St. Vincent's University Hospital, which he co-leads and has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed research publications and book chapters in the international medical literature. One of his children has asthma. Dr. Butler is an Associate Professor/Consultant Respiratory Physician at University College Dublin & St Vincent’s University Hospital.

Dermot Nolan

Board of Directors/ Asthma Consultant

Dermot Nolan is a full time GP in Tramore, Co Waterford and a GP trainer on the South East GP scheme. He is chair of the local faculty and a CME tutor. He is the National Clinical Lead for Asthma on behalf of the ICGP/HSE sicne August 2018.

He is the author of the national guidelines on Asthma for the ICGP. He qualified in UCC in 1992 and did the medical scheme in Cork before moving to complete his GP higher specialty training in RCSI. He moved to London in 1999 as part of an academic scholarship progrmme and worked in the Asthma and Allergy Clinic in Guys Hospital under Prof Tak Lee. He has an interest in community based asthma care and ongoing education.


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