World Thrombosis Day


Fionnuala Ní Áinle MD, PhD

Fionnuala Ní Áinle MD, PhD

Consultant Haematologist
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Rotunda Hospital
Associate Clinical Professor
University College Dublin
SPHERE Research Group, UCD Conway Institute
Dublin, Ireland

Fionnuala Ní Ainle is a Consultant Haematologist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH) and Rotunda Maternity Hospital, Dublin. She is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine at University College Dublin (UCD). She is privileged to treat patients affected with thrombosis and has a strong interest in women’s issues in thrombosis and haemostasis.

She serves as Chair of her hospital and regional venous thromboembolism (VTE) committees and is a founding member of VTE Ireland, a National Clinical VTE Working Group. She is co-organizer of the VTE Dublin thrombosis conference and a member of the "Preventing venous thromboembolism in hospitals" National Collaborative Advisory Group of the Irish Health Services Executive Quality Improvement Directorate.

Associate Professor Ní Áinle's research interests explore the role of blood coagulation and extracellular vesicles in the aetiology, management and therapy of clinical disorders, particularly disorders of pregnancy. Along with Associate Professor Patricia Maguire, she co-directs the UCD Conway Institute SPHERE Research Group and is actively involved in international clinical trials.

Follow Ní Áinle on Twitter at @fniainle.