Professor Seamus O'Mahony

Seamus O’Mahony is a doctor and prize-winning author. He worked for many years in the NHS, returning to his native city of Cork in 2001, where he was a gastroenterologist and clinical professor until February 2020. He is the author of four books.

His first book, The Way We Die Now, won the British Medical Association’s Council Chair’s Choice award in 2017.  Can Medicine be Cured? was published in 2019, and The Ministry of Bodies in 2021. His latest book, The Guru, the Bagman and the Sceptic, was published by Head of Zeus in 2023.

He is a regular contributor to the Dublin Review of Books, the Medical Independent and Gastroenterology. He has also written for the Observer, the Irish Times, the Lancet, the British Medical Journal, the Irish Independent and the Saturday Evening Post. He is a member of the Lancet commission on ‘The Value of Death’ and is an affiliate of the End of Life Studies Group at the University of Glasgow.