Dr Jamie Kearns
Year graduated from CBC
What is your best memory from your time in CBC Monkstown?
Many to choose from but a particular highlight was winning the Junior League in 1998. A great team and a super coach in Ken Walsh who created a well drilled and organised team. The many great friends I made who remain my closest friends today over 20 years later.
Current Company and Position
Consultant in Sports & Exercise Medicine.
Head of Medical at Munster Rugby.
What was your (brief) path to where you are now?
I graduated in Medicine from UCD, and subsequently completed specialist training which included a 6 month rotation in the Mayo Clinic. I always had an interest in Sport and went on to complete a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine in Galway. While being part of a General Practice in Galway, I worked with the International womens soccer and men's under 19s teams, later working as the team doctor for Connaught. I started as Head of Medical for Munster Rugby in 2018, and coupled with this completed a 2 year rotation in specialist training in Sports and Exercise Medicine.
What would an average day look like in work?
No average day as where I work depends on the day of the week. Mostly it will involve assessing and managing injuries in our players or providing care in private practice to individuals with a variety or musculoskeletal injuries/ailments. The job is never the same each day and provides a lot of variety.
Highlight of your career to date?
Winning the URC in May with Munster was an incredible experience to be involved with.
Who is a leader you admire?
I read Robert Iger’s book The Ride of a Lifetime and really enjoyed his philosophy on leadership.
Whiplash. Really good insight into the darker side of high performance and stunning music.
American Dirt was an incredible read and hard to put down. One I kept thinking about long after I finished it. This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay also resonated hugely from my time as a younger doctor.
What advice would you give to your 21 year old self?
Take your time. Enjoy your experiences now.