Cognate Health, has announced the appointment of Occupational Health (OH) physician Dr Raul Venegas Perez as OH Consultant.
An experienced Occupational Health physician, Dr Venegas Perez has relocated from Spain to Dublin to fulfil the new role, bringing more than 15 years’ experience as a medical professional specialising in the area of Occupational Health. He previously held senior positions within Health and Safety, and Occupational Health services, across industries including energy and healthcare.
As an Occupational Health Physician, Dr Venegas Perez will deliver dedicated OH support to client companies, specifically leading Cognate Health’s expansion in Dublin and surrounding counties. Dr Venegas Perez will also support the mobile doctor service which offers direct access for clients, where employees have fast access to expert primary care, urgent care for acute conditions and support for on-going health and wellness needs.
Dr Venegas Perez was awarded a Specialist in Occupational Health Medicine qualification in 2013 from the University of Barcelona in Spain, following a Master’s in Evaluating Medicine in 2012. He also holds a postgraduate qualification in Occupational Toxicology from the University of Barcelona. Dr Venegas Perez graduated from Anahuac University, Mexico with an honours degree in Medicine in 2006.
Paula Cogan, CEO of Cognate Health said: “As demand for Occupational Health services and expertise grows, we are focused on expanding our team of specialist OH clinicians and I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Raul Venegas Perez. Dr Venegas Perez joins our team at a time when employers face new challenges as they navigate the return to the workplace. Dr Perez also brings international experience, enhancing our multi-lingual capability.”
Speaking on his appointment, Dr Venegas Perez said: “I am pleased to take up this position with Cognate Health, joining an innovator in Occupational Health. Dedicated Occupational Health services are increasingly important to employers supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of their employees. I very much look forward to working with the expert team at Cognate Health.”
Cognate Health provides the most progressive occupational health services in Ireland, with a team of over 80, supporting employees in more than 2,200 client companies across the country. Its national network of occupational health physicians was the first of its kind in the country, with specialist expertise across several sectors including construction, ICT, pharmaceutical, healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing, finance, public sector, and retail.