Limerick hospitals medical consultant is on the ball

Dr Kieran Murray, Consultant Rheumatologist and General Physician with the University of Limerick Hospitals Group.

GAA players in the Mid West region should have a special interest in the recent appointment of a Consultant Rheumatologist and General Physician to the University of Limerick Hospitals Group.

For not alone has Dr Kieran Murray conducted extensive research into alcohol use and gambling among inter-county GAA players but he also lines out for the Mungret St Paul’s gaelic football team.

After graduating with honours from University College Dublin in 2010, Dr Murray underwent training in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine in Dublin, Perth and Galway.

In December 2021, he returned from an Advanced Clinical Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Early Arthritis in the internationally renowned Freeman Hospital, Newcastle to take up a Consultant Rheumatology post with UL Hospitals Group.

Dr Murray is a keen researcher and has published numerous research papers in internationally renowned journals. He completed his PhD at St Vincent’s University Hospital/University College Dublin,with research that focused on inflammatory arthritis outcomes.

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He also gained an Honours Master’s degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine from University College Cork, with a thesis that examined alcohol use in inter-county GAA players.

Since then, Dr Murray has continued exploring the subject area of his Master’s thesis, and recently completed research into problem gambling among elite GAA players.

His analysis was recently published on the website of RTÉ Brainstorm, a partnership of RTÉ and Irish third level institutions, where the academic and research community can contribute to public debate on a broad range of issues.

He has an interest in medical education and previously worked as an intern and undergraduate medicine tutor in the Mater University Hospital and University College Dublin.