Dr. Ray McDermott commenced his training in Medical Oncology at the Mater Hospital, Dublin during which time he completed an MBA in Health Services Management. His thesis was circulated as a Working Paper through the Business School at University College Dublin, prior to publication in a peer reviewed management journal. From there, he went to the Institut Curie, Paris (2000-2002) where he earned a PhD in Tumour Immunology. He subsequently completed his clinical training at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia (2002-2004), where he furthered an interest in Genito-Urinary Oncology. During this training period, he published over twenty peer reviewed articles and Book Chapters. He took up a post as Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Adelaide Meath & National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght in July 2004.