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Michael McElligott, MD (He/Him)

  • About Me

    I am from Limerick, Ireland where I grew up and did all of my schooling. When I was younger I played a lot of rugby but, over the years, I began transitioning into more mountain-based activities. I have a passion for anything involving mountains including rock climbing, mixed/ice climbing, skiing etc. I wanted to become a doctor since I was young and along the way I found my home in the ED. Even though I took a rather convoluted route getting here, I could not be happier chasing the ultimate dream of combining work with passion.

    Medical Areas of Interest

    Critical care, EMS, wilderness medicine, flight medicine.

    Interests & Hobbies

    Anything ‘up’ (hiking, climbing, skiing etc.), running, rugby, Formula 1, reading, cooking, travelling.

    Why Utah?

    I applied to Utah because it fit perfectly with both my professional ambitions and recreational passions. When I interviewed, even though it was online, I knew I met people on my wavelength. The residents and faculty were so happy and were even talking about going skiing straight after the interviews! I am so excited to become part of the team. 


    Limerick, Ireland

  • Education history

    Undergraduate University of Limerick B.Sc.
    Professional Medical University of Limerick M.D.