Seamus O’Mahony is a physician and author, and a member of the Lancet Commission on ‘The Value of Death’. He is currently visiting professor at the Centre for the Humanities and Health at King’s College London.
He graduated from University College Cork, and trained in gastroenterology in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Leeds. He was consultant at the Leeds General Infirmary for several years before returning to Cork in 2001, where he worked at the University Hospital until 2020.
His first book The Way We Die Now won the Council Chair’s award at the British Medical Association’s book awards in 2017. Since then, he has published two books – Can Medicine be Cured? (2019) and The Ministry of Bodies (2021). He has published widely in the medical humanities and is a regular contributor to the Dublin Review of Books.