Paediatrics

The RCSI Department of Paediatrics is committed to pursuing excellence in Undergraduate education for RCSI students in all the clinical sites, which include Temple Street Children's University Hospital, Children's Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin and the Rotunda Hospital.

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In recent years, the RCSI Undergraduate paediatric programme has significantly developed.

With the opening of 26 York Street, students now receive paediatric teaching in Europe’s most advanced clinical healthcare simulation centre.

Throughout your seven-week Senior Cycle Paediatrics/Neonatal Medicine rotation, you will receive a mixture of classroom-based teaching, clinical skills training and ward time in the paediatric and neonatal hospitals throughout Ireland.

As a department, we recognise that after your paediatric rotation, you may wish to pursue a career in paediatrics or neonates. To aid students interested in choosing paediatrics as a speciality, we provide both research and clinical optional team attachments during the summer months. In the past, such attachments have resulted in student publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at both national and international conferences.

We also have paediatric sites in Perdana and Bahrain, which follow the same curriculum as the Ireland-based paediatric sites.

The Department of Paediatrics is committed to pursuing excellence in teaching and research with many members of the academic staff conducting research in a wide range of areas. The number of grants secured and publications from within the department continue to increase each year.

A recent research initiative of note was the introduction of a five-year €1.1 million research programme between RCSI and National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC), which aims to establish and support a new translational research hub in paediatric cystic fibrosis research. This research programme was led by Professor Paul McNally, RCSI Associate Professor of Paediatrics in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.

Other research areas of interest include myeloid leukaemia in Down syndrome; inflammatory bowel disease; neonatal ventilation and haemostasis; newborn transport and neonatal infection; neonatal abstinence and nutrition; functional echocardiography, pulmonary hypertension and the management of PDA.

Professor/Head of Department

  • Alf Nicholson

Associate Professors

  • Paul McNally (Children's Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin)
  • Naomi McCallion (Neonatology, Rotunda Hospital)
  • Alan Mortell (Temple Street Children's University Hospital)
  • Martin White (RCSI Associate Clinical Professor, Paediatrics, CHI at Crumlin and CUH)

Clinical Senior Lecturers

  • Michael Riordan
  • Seamus Hussey
  • Norma Goggin
  • Siobhan Gormally
  • Ireti Farombi
  • Nick Van der Spek
  • David Waldron

Clinical Associate Professors

  • Farhana Sharif
  • Afif El-Khuffash
  • David Corcoran
  • Aengus O’Marcaigh
  • Damien Kenny
  • Declan Cody

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturers

  • Carol Blackburn
  • Sheila Javadpour
  • Edna Woolhead
  • Breda Hayes
  • Ann Leahy
  • Alan Finan
  • Clodagh O’Reilly
  • Michelle Dillon
  • Nick Lipscomb
  • Rheem Mabrouk
  • Gerry Mackin
  • Claire Mattimoe
  • Imelda Lambert
  • John Fitzsimons

Tutors

  • Joy Ewenn Tan
  • Daire O’Leary
  • Daryl Butler
  • Leona Nertney
  • Neidin Bussmann
  • Aisling Smith
  • Saira Tabassum
  • Miranda Crealey