David Kevans graduated from University College Dublin in 2001 with an Honours Degree in Medicine. He obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) and then entered the Irish Higher Medical Training Scheme in Gastroenterology in 2005. During this period of training he undertook a Medical Doctorate (MD) at the Centre for Colorectal Disease, University College Dublin, focusing on novel prognostic markers in stage II colorectal cancer.
Having been awarded Specialist Registration in Gastroenterology in 2011 he undertook a three year fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto / University of Toronto specialising in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. During his fellowship programme he was also co-appointed to the Intestinal Failure Service at Toronto General Hospital / University of Toronto. This service coordinates the care of one of the largest outpatient cohorts in Canada on long–term home parenteral nutrition and serves as a tertiary and quaternary referral centre for patients with intestinal failure in the province of Ontario and nationally. While in Toronto he was awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship award to support Inflammatory Bowel Disease focused research. David returned to Ireland in 2014 to take up an appointment as Consultant Gastroenterologist at St James’s Hospital, Dublin and Senior Clinical Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin. He has a special interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and leads a programme at St James’s Hospital which provides both regional and tertiary level care for patients with these disorders. David has a significant number of peer-reviewed publications in the areas of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and colorectal cancer. He has an active research programme at St James’s Hospital / Trinity College, Dublin.