Chris Garrett was born and raised in San Francisco; he is a dual national and completed his secondary school studies at St Andrews College, Booterstown) and his university education at University College Dublin (Medicine, 1988). After three year’s Haematology and Oncology house officer training in Dublin, he completed his subspecialty training at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota). He practiced academic medical oncology and clinical research for 28 years in the United States, most recently as Professor of Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre (Houston, Texas). In 2012 he received a licentiate in bioethics from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum (Rome) and has previously served on the MD Anderson Clinical Bioethics Consultation Committee. Presently he is discerning a vocation to the priesthood through the diocese of Elphin and has completed a propaedeutic year at the Royal Scots College (Salamanca). He is currently in his second-year of studies at St. Patrick’s National Seminary (Maynooth). His clinical research interests included the study of investigational monoclonal antibodies and small molecule receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors, natriceuticals , and the role diabetes plays in colorectal cancer outcomes, in addition to ethical issues associated with prenatal screening, chemotherapy in pregnancy, and end-of-life care.