Lecturer in Medicine

Pierre Vila

  • I completed a BA in Medical Sciences at Trinity in 2013 and graduated with a BMBCh in Medicine and Surgery from Green Templeton College in 2016.

  • I currently work as a junior doctor in the NHS.

A detail from the back gate to Trinity College, with a gryphon in metal.


I have been teaching Trinity second-year medics Neuroanatomy as part of the First BM Part II course since December 2014. Whilst at medical school I taught a range of clinical, practical and academic sessions to medical students.


I carried out an FHS research project with Dr Charlotte Stagg on the neuroimaging of a novel parkinsonian syndrome in abusers of the designer psychostimulant methcathinone. I aim to continue researching in my clinical career.

Selected Publications

Juurmaa, J; Menke, R; Vila, P; Muursepp, A; Tomberg, T; Ilves, P; Nigul, M; Johansen-Berg, H; Donaghy, M; Stagg, CJ; Stepens, A; Taba, P., ‘Grey matter abnormalities in methcathinone abusers with a parkinsonian syndrome’, Brain and Behaviour (2016)

Dickerson, JE; Paul, KF; Vila, P; Whiticar, R, ‘The role for peer-assisted ultrasound teaching’, Clinical Teacher (2016)

Dickerson, JE; Paul, KF; Vila, P, ‘Should medical students be taught ultrasonography?’ Medical Teacher (2015)

Dr Vila

Whilst at medical school, I taught a range of clinical practical and academic sessions to medical students