About Us

ACCM is a medical accreditation body whose members (Commissioners) are senior medical educators, together with a lay member representing the public. They see their work as a contribution to the global effort to ensure quality medical education. ACCM serves countries which may not have a medical accreditation body of their own. The Commission is independent of the countries it serves and of the schools it inspects and evaluates.

Chairperson: Dr. Anthony Peacock
Vice-Chairperson: Prof. Brian Lawlor
Hon. Secretary: Dr. Hilary Sanfey
Treasurer: Mr. Philip Berman

The Commissioners

Lecturer in General Practice and Family Medicine, Family Medicine Practitioner, Dublin, Ireland


Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, University of Dublin (Trinity College). Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, St James’ Hospital, Dublin. Deputy Co-Director Global Brain Institute. Ireland.


Hilary Sanfey, MB. BCh, MHPE, FACS, FRCSI (Hon.), FRCSEd (ad hominem)

Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois.


Former hospital director, and previously Director of the European Health Management Association.

Professor of Anaesthesiology (Emeritus), Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California, Director Large Practice, California Society of Anaesthesiology and Council Member of Santa Clara California Medical Association, United States.

Professor of Biochemistry, Director of Quality Enhancement, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical School, Dublin, Ireland.

Former Consultant Nephrologist/Transplant Physician, National Renal and Transplantation Centre, Dublin. Past President, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

Professor of Paediatric Surgery (Emeritus) Consultant Paediatric Surgeon (retired), Temple Street University Children’s Hospital and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, Royal Liverpool Hospital. Hon. Professor of Medicine, University of Liverpool. Past President, Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom.

Professor of Anatomy & Head of Department of Anatomy & Regenerative Medicine, RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences; Professor of Anatomy, Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts; Visiting Professor of Biomechanics, Trinity College Dublin.

Full Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, UCD School of Medicine, Dublin, Ireland.

Director UCD Centre for Human Reproduction, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.