Professor Deirdre McNamara


Prof Mc Namara
TitleProfessor Deirdre McNamara
Associate Professor of Gastroenterology Trinity College Dublin &
Consultant Gastroenterologist Tallaght Hospital
Contact DetailsEmail: deirdre.mcnamara@amnch.ie
Phone: 01-414 4181
SpecialtyGastroenterology
Prof. Deirdre McNamara is an academic consultant gastroenterologist at Tallaght Hospital. Her sub-specialty interests include inflammatory bowel disease, obscure GI bleeding, capsule endoscopy and colorectal cancer prevention. She provides capsule services for the greater Leinster region and a national double balloon enteroscopy service.  As a Director of Trinity’s TAGG Research Centre she has successfully lead a number of translational research initiatives in her areas of expertise. Her work to date has won numerous awards and has been widely published.

Subspecialty interest

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Capsule Endoscopy
Colorectal Cancer Prevention
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Helicobacter pylori infection

Education

Graduate of Trinity College Dublin 1993
Member Royal College of Physician’s 1997
MD Trinity College Dublin 2002
Diploma in Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute USA 2002
Fellow Royal College of Physician’s of Edinburgh 2005
Fellow Royal College of Physician’s of Ireland 2010

Experience

Consultant Gastroenterologist & Honorary Senior Lecturer Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and University of Aberdeen 2004-2009
Associate Professor of Gastroenterology Trinity College Dublin &
Consultant Gastroenterologist Tallaght University Hospital 2010 to Date

Achievements

  • Member Board Directors Irish Society of Gastroenterology 2015-to date
  • Honorary Treasurer Medical Board Tallaght University Hospital 2015 to date
  • European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Small Bowel Quality Improvement Committee 2013 –to date
  • Director TAGG Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin 2012-to date
  • American Gastroenterological Association, Abstract Distinction Award 2015
  • Head of Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin 2011-2014
  • United European Gastroenterology Federation, National Scholar Award 2012 & 2013
  • European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Research Award 2012
  • Lead Clinician Colorectal Cancer Screening, Grampian , Scotland 2009-2010