Prof. Robert Kelly, MD, ΜΒΑ, FRCPI, FACC, FESC, FFSEM

Dr. Robert Kelly is a consultant in Cardiology & Lifestyle Medicine at UCD Beacon and Senior Lecturer in Lifestyle Medicine RCSI, Dublin, Ireland. Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and American College of Cardiology, runs a busy lifestyle medicine cardiology practice in Dublin. He has an MBA at Henley Business School UK and obtained the International Board Certification in Lifestyle Medicine. Offers group coaching program online to help patients change behaviours and to make lasting improvements in lifestyle.


Getting to Heart of Lifestyle Medicine

Prof. Robert Kelly, MD MBA FRCPI FESC FACC FFSEM. ELMO Board member.
Consultant Cardiology. Director of Lifestyle Health and Well-Being at Beacon Hospital. (Ireland)

Coronary artery and cerebrovascular disease are the commonest cause of mortality worldwide. The risk factors are hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, smoking, family history. Most of these can be reversed by applying lifestyle medicine. This is scientifically grounded in terms of both cause and treatment effect.
In Cardiology practice I teach patients about their risk for heart and chronic diseases, and I show them how to make these changes. I support my approach with tools such as First Beat heart rate variability monitors that measure stress and sleep, useful pillars to improve heart health in all my patients. I start with patient’s physical heart health and after completing testing and any intervention like stenting, the patient’s follow up visit will engage their lifestyle and behaviour design. I will then coach and follow up based on individual need.