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Dr Glen Doherty


Glen Doherty

Clinical Professor
School of Medicine
University College Dublin, School of Medicine, St Vincent's Hospital Elm Park Dublin 4


Glen Doherty graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1998 with a Gold Medal and 1st Class Hons Degree in Medicine. Having obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) in 2001, he entered a specialist training programme in Gastroenterology. During this he completed a PhD degree (2006) in the area of colorectal cancer at RCSI medical school and the Conway Institute at UCD, focusing on eicosanoid signalling pathways. Following the award of his Certificate of Specialist Training in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine in 2008, he spent a period of further specialist training in the USA at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Here he undertook a post-doctoral research programme with Professor Simon Robson. He returned to Ireland in 2010 to take up a position as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Centre for Colorectal Disease at St Vincent's University Hospital and UCD. Glen has numerous peer-reviewed publications in the areas of inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer and is Research Director of the Centre for Colorectal Disease. He is played a leading role in achieving JAG accreditation for the SVUH endoscopy unit, the first unit in the Republic of Ireland to achieve accreditation. Glen co-ordinates the hand-on teaching programme for Advanced Nurse Practioners training to become Nurse Endoscopists in Association with The UCD School of Nursing and Midwifery. Glen organises the only colonoscopy 'train the trainer courses' in the Republic of Ireland and has recently been appointed National Lead for Endoscopy Training for Ireland as part of the HSE Endoscopy Programme. He is Honorary Treasurer and an Executive Board member of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) and is National Representative and member of the Guidelines Committee (GUI-COM) for the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO).


  • Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellow
    Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School1 Jul 2008 - 20 Jun 2010


  • French
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • Spanish; Castilian
    Can read, write, speak and understand