Dr. Catherine Sullivan
Hermitage Clinic, Suite 25 |
Dr Catherine Sullivan graduated from University College Dublin with honours in 2001. During her early years as a doctor in the Mater Hospital she quickly became interested in rheumatology and went on to commence specialist training in 2004. During her training Catherine was awarded Health Research Board Clinical Fellowship and travel grants totalling over 300,000.00 and completed a research programme investigating the use of stem cells in arthritis in NUI Galway and Harvard University Boston. She was awarded a PhD for this research in 2010 and her research has been presented at international conferences and published in peer reviewed medical journals. Catherine is a member of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland and the Irish Society for Rheumatology and holds a certificate in Healthcare Management from UCD. Catherines approach to rheumatology is patient centred. She focuses not only on ensuring the right diagnosis but assessing how illness affects each individual patient. Treatments decisions, either drug therapy or otherwise, are made in close consultation with each individual with Catherine providing expert guidance and advice. Written information is given on all medications along with advice on drug monitoring when necessary. As Catherine is dual trained in Rheumatology and General Medicine she understands how different medical conditions and medications interact.
MBBChBAO (hons) UCD 2001, PhD - NUI Galway 2010
Dr Sullivan was awarded a PhD by NUI Galway for research into the role of stem cells in inflammatory arthritis. This research was carried out in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and has been published and presented internationally.