Prof John Crown

Professional Background

Born New York 1957 to Irish emigrants (Leitrim and Kildare). Moved to Ireland 1967.

Education: Patrician Brothers NS Newbridge, Synge St., Terenure College and University College Dublin. Trained in cancer medicine in New York in Mount Sinai Hospital and Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Centre. Appointed consultant St. Vincent’s in 1993.

Founded Irelands first national cancer treatment research group-ICORG in 1997. ICORG now has 100 employees nationally and brings in millions of Euro worth of free cancer drugs to our health service.

Chairman of Molecular Therapeutics for Cancer Ireland. Lectured in more than 40 countries. Degrees in medicine, science and business administration. Awarded professorships in cancer research from Dublin City University and University College Dublin.

Author of 150 research papers. Regular columnist for Sunday Independent. Has also written in Times, Irish Independent, Mail, Sunday Business Post, Business and Finance.

Recipient of awards from the American Cancer Society, European Society of Medical Oncology.

Three children, Katie, Jack and Mia Jane

On Staff at

St Vincent’s University Hospital

196 Merrion Rd,
Dublin 4
D04 Y8V0, Ireland

Specialist area

  • Breast Cancer


  • Internship: Mater Hospital Dublin, 1980-1981
  • BSc tutor/Pathology Demonstrator: University College Dublin, 1981-1982
  • Senior House Officer: Federated Dublin Voluntary Hospitals/Trinity College Dublin Training Scheme in Internal Medicine, 1982-1984
  • Registrar: Gastroenterology and General Medicine, Guy’s Hospital London, 1984
  • Haematology, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, 1984-1985
  • Fellow: Oncology, Mount Sinai Medical Centre (NY), 1985-1987
  • Haematology/Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, 1987-1989



Phone: +353 01 261 4030