Dr. Emer Joyce, MD PhD
Dr. Emer Joyce (b. 1979) studied medicine at the National University of Ireland, graduating in 2003 with a first class honors medical degree. She completed her internal medicine training at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Dublin, Ireland, which included a 6-month visiting residency in the Mayo Clinic Rochester. Following this she entered into specialist cardiology training in Ireland and completed 4 years of general cardiology training before traveling to the Netherlands to complete a 2-year doctoral research fellowship in advanced cardiovascular imaging under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jeroen J. Bax. During this time, supported by 2 awarded competitive scholarships, a training grant from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and an educational bursary from the Irish National Board for Training in Cardiovascular Medicine respectively, she studied the diagnostic and prognostic role of cardiac mechanics in the cardiomyopathies, including in cardiac sarcoidosis. She won the Young Investigator Award at Euroecho Imaging in 2012 for her work. Her PhD was formally awarded in October 2015. Subsequent to this, she moved to the United States in July 2013 to complete a 2-year combined ACGME-accredited clinical and research fellowship in advanced heart disease at Brigham and Womens’ Hospital, Boston, MA, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital affiliate. In August 2015, she was invited to join the cardiology faculty at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio as staff physician in heart failure, cardiomyopathies, and cardiac transplantation. Here she has become involved in the formation of a new, combined multi-disciplinary Cardiac Sarcoidosis Center. Primary research interests continue to include clinical and novel cardiac imaging techniques to better understand sarcoidosis and other cardiomyopathies.