Dr. Catherine Foley, MB BCh BAO MRCPI MSc(HEPM), graduated with honours from University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine in 2008. In 2011, she began her dermatology training at St. James’s Hospital and completed the highly competitive Irish Higher Specialist Training Scheme in Dermatology with rotations in Dublin, Cork and Galway. During this time Catherine was awarded multiple scholarships from the British Association of Dermatologists, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and the American Academy of Dermatology. After completing her dermatology residency, Catherine pursued further subspecialty fellowship training in skin cancer and complex medical dermatology at University College Hospital, London. During that time she also completed an MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management at the London School of Economics. Catherine returned to Dublin in May 2019 to a consultant position at St. Vincent’s University Hospital before joining the Beacon Hospital Group in March 2020, and the Institute of Dermatologists in February 2023.
Catherine’s clinical interests include inflammatory skin disorders (eczema, psoriasis, rosacea), acne and skin cancer. She is passionate about ensuring all physicians have access to Dermatology teaching. She regularly facilitates small group peer learning in primary care and is delighted to be a contributing member of the Dermabuddy team.