Francis Finucane is a consultant endocrinologist at Galway University Hospitals and an honorary personal professor in medicine at NUI Galway. He completed an MRC-funded post-doctoral career development fellowship at the Institute of Metabolic Science in Cambridge, UK, where he led an aetiological randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle intervention to reduce metabolic risk in older people.
Since returning to Ireland, Prof. Finucane has established a regional bariatric service for patients with severe and complicated obesity. His clinical research focuses on the relationship between adiposity and insulin resistance. He is interested also in understanding how bariatric interventions may impact on wounds, particularly venous ulcers arising from chronic venous insufficiency.