William Tormey graduated from University College Dublin in 1974. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and of the Faculty of Pathology at RCPI. He trained in Leeds University and is a Consultant Chemical Pathologist for 40 years at Beaumont and Connolly Hospitals in Dublin. He has three doctorates – PhD from Trinity College Dublin, MD from Ulster University and DMed from National University of Ireland. He is listed in 327 publications on Google Scholar and has 5619 citations. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Irish Journal of Medical Science since 2016 and has represented Finglas and Ballymun for 10 years as a member of Dublin City Council. He has published two books – ‘A Cure for the Crisis – Irish Healthcare in context’ in 2004 and Ten Years Hard Labour a personal political odyssey in 1994.