Dr Richard Bambury


Dr Richard Bambury is a Medical Oncologist at Cork University Hospital (CUH). He graduated from University College Cork and underwent residency training in Internal Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians Ireland. He subsequently completed medical oncology training with a fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, and thereafter worked as an Attending Physician on the Genitourinary oncology faculty there. He joined Cork University Hospital in 2015.   

Dr. Bambury is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2011 Irish Society of Medical Oncology Scholarship, the UCC Ainsworth Scholarship in 2012, the John Quale Travel fellowship in 2013 and was a lead co-investigator on a Prostate Cancer Foundation-Movember Challenge Award in 2015.

Dr. Bambury has been involved in a wide range of clinical and translational research projects with an extensive list of international presentations and peer-reviewed publications. He is heavily involved in patient care and academic research including serving as institutional Principal Investigator on a large number of GU cancer protocols. 

He served as Clinical Director for Cancer Services at CUH from 2018 to 2021 with a focus on strengthening and developing the clinical care delivered to patients at the institution. 

Dr. Bambury is interested in patient-focused research with a particular focus on predicting response to treatment and treatment efficacy as well as the genetic determinants of cancer. He is also interested in the development of novel therapies for cancers with limited treatment options such as Glioblastoma (GBM).