Mayo surgeon Dr Ronan Waldron is to be honoured at the NUI Galway 2019 Alumni awards next month.
Dr Waldon, a consultant surgeon at Mayo University Hospital and highly-respected clinical educator, graduated from Medicine at NUI Galway in 1976.
At the 20th annual gala banquet on 13th April, Dr Waldron will be presented with the Alumni Award for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
Awards will also be presented to Fiona Mitchell, RTE's London correspondent,
Journalist & broadcaster Póilín Ní Chiaráin,
Cancer scientist John Lyons,
Sports medicine pioneer Dr Mick Molloy,
Senior Counsel Grainne McMorrow
and Aviation entpreneur Dómhnail Slattery.
The NUI Galway Alumni awards recognise individual excellence and achievements among the university's graduates worldwide.