Belfast man first Irish doctor for Lourdes committee

Dr Michael Moran joins International Medical Committee of Lourdes

A trainee ENT surgeon from Belfast has become the first Irish doctor to be appointed to the prestigious International Medical Committee of Lourdes. The committee convenes an annual meeting to evaluate the medical reports of pilgrims who attribute cures of illness to a miracle at the shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Dr Michael Moran is currently based at the Belfast Health Trust and Queen’s University Belfast, completing a PhD on the molecular pathology of head and neck cancer, and has volunteered in Lourdes for the past 17 years.

Dr Moran has established Seirbhís, an all-Ireland association of health care professionals working in Lourdes, and is organising its inaugural meeting in Renehan Hall, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, on Saturday, March 1 to discuss an integrated approach to the medical aspects of the Irish pilgrimage. For more information see