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Queen's Medical School has a record of academic achievement which stretches back almost 170 years. Read more about some of our notable alumni below. 

Professor Frank Pantridge

Inventor of the portable defibrillator

Professor Pantridge graduated from medicine at Queen’s in 1939. He went on to become a physician and cardiologist who transformed emergency medicine and paramedic services with his invention.

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Aidan Bannon

Junior Doctor, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

Aidan Bannon helped to establish the Red Cross at Queen’s University and was named the UK’s Student Volunteer Of The Year 2014.

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Jack Kyle OBE

Irish Rugby

Dr Jack Kyle was the recipient of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences inaugural Distinguished Graduate Award in 2011, which is given by the School in recognition of a graduate’s outstanding contribution to their field (practice, education or research) and/or who has been an outstanding role model for the profession.

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