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RCSI Development. Alumni Relations, Fellows and Members.
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
123 St Stephen’s Green
Dublin 2, Ireland
Photograph Mr Hilal Bahia Trustee Friends of RCSI

Mr Hilal Bahia


Mr Hilal Bahia graduated from RCSI in 1991. He trained in England and Scotland, gaining an MD degree, following which he was appointed Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in the Edinburgh unit, where he is the Lead Surgeon of the Wallace Burns Unit. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and is an Honorary Secretary of The William Rooney Plastic Surgery Research Trust Charity. He is currently Vice President of the Association of Medical and Dental Graduates of RCSI.

Photograph Mr Tom Browne Trustee Friends of RCSI

Mr Tom Browne


Mr Tom Browne is a graduate of RCSI, Class of 1982. He trained in Ireland, Iraq, the UK and Australia. Following his fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in England he did his Masters in Surgery (NUI) on small diameter vascular grafts. His Endovascular interest took him to Perth where he is credited with inventing Fenestrated grafts. His long term interest in the developing world led him to found ‘Out to Africa’ a charity twinning the teaching Hospital in Lusaka with his own Mid Essex Hospital.

Photograph Mr Sheraz Daya Trustee Friends of RCSI

Mr Sheraz Daya


Mr Sheraz Daya is a graduate of RCSI, Class of 1984. Following his training in the United States in both Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology he became Director of Cornea and External Disease at the Catholic Medical Centre and in practice on Madison Avenue, New York. In 1993 he was appointed Director and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon of the Corneo Plastic Unit and Eye Bank at the Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust, East Grinstead. In 1996 he founded Centre for Sight which has grown and enjoys a national and international reputation. Mr Daya serves on committees and boards of numerous organizations including ESCRS, UKISCRS, ASCRS, AAO, AECOS, and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Cornea Society.

Photograph Dr Rafael Gafoor Trustee Friends of RCSI

Dr Rafael Gafoor


Dr Rafael Gafoor is a graduate of RCSI, Class of 1998. Following post graduate training in Psychiatry in Ireland, he was appointed a clinical academic at the Institute of Psychiatry and the Maudsley and South London NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). He has an interest in the aetiology and treatment of early onset psychotic disorders and currently works as a Consultant Psychiatrist in SLaM and as a chartered statistician at a Clinical Trials Unit at University College London.

Photograph Ms Aíne Gibbons Trustee Friends of RCSI

Ms Aíne Gibbons


Aíne Gibbons is Director of Development at RCSI. Before joining RCSI in 2015, Ms Gibbons was Vice-President for Development at University College Dublin (UCD) from 2007 coordinating the Campaign for UCD, Forming Global Minds. Prior to that she was Director of Development at Queen’s University, Belfast from 1999 where she spearheaded the Retribuamus Campaign; the most successful fundraising effort in the university’s history. She has served on the faculty of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) teaching Campaign Fundraising as well as serving on the boards of a number of non profits to guide on fundraising strategy.

Photograph Dr Nadeem Moghal Trustee and Chairman Friends of RCSI

Dr Nadeem Moghal

Trustee and Chairman

Dr Nadeem Moghal is a graduate of RCSI, Class of 1989. Following training in Scotland, England and Germany he was appointed Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Wanting to affect scale change in healthcare he spent the last ten years of his NHS career leading the transformation of services and health economy systems, working at Board level to influence change. He currently works as Chief Executive for DMC Healthcare, an independent healthcare provider of services to the NHS, and is a strategic advisor to a number of healthcare organisations.

Photograph Dr Marylyn Poynter Trustee Friends of RCSI

Dr Marylyn Poynter


Dr Marylyn (Mary Evelyn) Poynter is a graduate of RCSI, Class of 1976. She has practiced dentistry in Ireland and England where she resides with her family. Marylyn pursued postgraduate training in London and the USA. She dedicated her practicing career to The Anxious and Phobic Patient and served on the Board of Examiners at UCL in Medical and Dental Hypnosis. Her Msc in Gerodontics and post graduate qualifications in implantology gave her a very fulfilled career and she continues her keen interest in her profession remaining a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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RCSI Development. Alumni Relations, Fellows and Members.
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
123 St Stephen’s Green
Dublin 2, Ireland

Tel +353 1 402 2729

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