A SKIBBEREEN woman has been named as one of the 50 most influential Irish Americans in the heathcare sector.
Dr Niamh Long, the daughter of Frank and Nancy Long, has been honoured for her contribution to healthcare in America, after just six years working in New York.
Niamh, a graduate of UCC, described her inclusion in this year’s listing in the Irish America magazine as ‘humbling.’
The Skibbereen woman trained in surgery prior to undertaking a residency in radiology at the Mater, followed by a fellowship in musculoskeletal intervention.
Her move to the US saw her complete a fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging, and a fellowship in body oncologic imaging at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC). Niamh now works at the MSKCC, where she specialises in oncologic and musculoskeletal imaging, as well as performing image-guided procedures.
One of the reasons why earned Niamh a place among the 50 most influential Irish Americans, was her strong interest in research, as well as the fact that she has authored numerous publications, and frequently presents these papers at national and international conferences.
Outside of medicine, Niamh has been an integral member of the New York Irish community. She is a founding member, player and former board member of the Manhattan Gaels ladies football team, which has grown considerably since it was founded in 2014.
Last year she ran the New York City Marathon and raised ,600 for Concern Worldwide.