Dr Catherine Hughes

Consultant Rheumatologist
Dr Catherine Hughes

Rheumatology Department

Areas of Specialty

  • Rheumatology
  • Joint Injections
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Vasculitis
  • Connective Tissue Diseases

Training & Experience:

Dr Catherine Hughes graduated with honours from the Royal College of Surgeons (RSCI) medical school in 2010. Prior to this she completed a four-year degree in Physiotherapy, University College Dublin (UCD).

She completed internship in Beaumont and Blanchardstown hospitals, and her Basic Specialist Training in St Vincent’s University Hospital group, gaining MRCPI and MRCPUK in this time. In 2014 she took up a prestigious training number in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine in the South London Deanery. Here she rotated through various renowned centres of excellence including King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s University Hospital.

She spent two additional years as a Clinical Fellow in Guy’s Hospital working under the supervision of Professor Bruce Kirkham and Professor Leonie Taams in the Centre for Immune Biology and Cancer Research (KCL).

Subsequently, she worked as a Consultant Rheumatologist in St Georges’ University Hospital, and University Hospital Lewisham. In September 2021 she was appointed as a fulltime Consultant Rheumatologist in Tallaght University Hospital.

During her training she completed a Masters in Rheumatology with Distinction (KCL), and the MRCP Specialist Certificate in Rheumatology. She is writing up her Medical Doctorate in the area of Spondyloarthritis.

Catherine has presented nationally and internationally and has received several awards, the most recent being at BRIT-Pact annual meeting 2021.

She has published several peer review articles and continues to work on further publications related to her postgraduate research work.