FRCPI, FFFLM, FCLM, FCIArb, Barrister-at-Law
Denis Cusack qualified as a medical doctor from University College Dublin and trained in postgraduate clinical medicine in General Internal Medicine & Diabetes/Endocrinology in hospitals in Ireland and Boston, USA. He then qualified as Barrister-at-Law from the Kings Inns, Dublin and practised in the Irish Courts as Advocate, particularly in the area of medical and healthcare law. He continued clinical practice in Internal Medicine. He developed his medical specialty practice in Forensic and Legal Medicine and is Director (Head) of the Medical Bureau of Road Safety, the national forensic intoxicant laboratory for Ireland and Coroner (Death Investigation Magistrate) for Kildare in Ireland. He was Lecturer and Full Professor of Forensic & Legal Medicine at the School of Medicine, University College Dublin and at Penang Medical College, Malaysia and is now is Full Professor Emeritus of Forensic & Legal Medicine at UCD.
He currently serves as President of the European Council of Legal Medicine and Vice-President of the International Academy of Legal Medicine. He is Founding Consultant Editor of the Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland; a Past President of the Coroners Society of Ireland; and Past President of the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland. He continues on the Councils of both of those bodies. His specialist and research interests and publications include forensic death investigation, intoxicated driving, road traffic medicine, medico-legal issues in healthcare practice and medical ethics and professionalism.