Dr. Dermot Kelleher is recognized internationally for innovation and collaboration in academic health leadership and administration, clinical care, research and education. Prior to joining UBC, he was Vice-President Health and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London, where he also held a concurrent appointment as Dean of the Lee Kong Chian Medical School in Singapore until 2014. He has also served as Head of the School of Medicine and Vice Provost for Medical Affairs at Trinity College, Dublin and President of the Federation of European Academies of Medicine.
Dr. Kelleher graduated from the School of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin in 1978, going on to specialize in gastroenterology. Author of 300 publications and 14 patents, his research examines the immune response to many causes of gastrointestinal infectious disease. He has received many prestigious awards, including a Fogarty Scholarship, Wellcome Senior Fellow in Clinical Science, and the Conway Medal. He has worked to found several companies that support translational developments in biomedical science and collaboration in biomedical research.