Dr Caoimhe Fahy has been a Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal United Hospital (RUH) in Bath, since 2016. She is lead for the Dermatology Biologic Service at the RUH, as well as the lead for Dermatology Research and Paediatric Dermatology.
She is the Clinical Research Specialty Lead for the Clinical Research Network of the West of England for the National Institute of Health Research.
Dr Fahy achieved her medical degree at the Faculty of Medicine at National University of Ireland, University College Cork, before undertaking General Medical Training in the University Hospitals in Cork. She successfully completed Specialist Training in Dermatology in Ireland.
During her specialist training Dr Fahy was awarded a clinical research fellowship from the Health Research Board of Ireland, and she completed a PhD at Trinity College Dublin, under the supervision of Prof Alan D. Irvine, Professor of Dermatology and Prof Padraic G. Fallon Science Foundation Ireland, Stokes Professor of Translational Immunology. The thesis examined the impact of environmental factors on a model of atopic dermatitis (eczema) - one of her main areas of clinical and research interest.
Other clinical areas of special interest for Dr Fahy include biologic therapies in dermatology, paediatric dermatology, vulval dermatology and hidradenitis suppurativa. Dr Fahy has specialist dermatology biologic clinics, vulval dermatology and paediatric dermatology clinics at the RUH.
In 2016, Dr Fahy worked at the Mayo Clinic, (MN, USA) investigating the management of vulval lichen planus in dermatology, at a tertiary referral centre of excellence, as well as reviewing genital skin disorders and diagnoses in their paediatric dermatology patients.
This work within this world renowned institute was funded by a clinical research fellowship from the Irish Skin Foundation.