Orla underwent her undergraduate training in the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) where she graduated with first class honors. During her undergraduate training Orla was awarded a number of academic and sports scholarships for excellence in both of these areas during this time. In additional to her medical degree, Orla also has a first class honors intercalated degree in physiology (BSc).
Orla has a keen interest in medical research having spent time working in this area in the sports medicine division in Harvard Medical School-Boston, Mayo Clinic-USA and NUIG where her work has been published in peer reviewed International journals.
Orla completed her basic medical training in the University College Hospital Galway where she was awarded a position on the Mayo Clinic Affiliated program. Orla worked in the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA, where she worked as a resident in the fields of Rheumatology, Nephrology, Internal Medicine, Neurology and Cardiology.
Orla’s Specialist training was in the fields of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She rotated though a number of hospitals during this time including the Mid-western Hospital- Limerick, St James’s Hospital-Dublin, St Vincent’s Hospital-Dublin and The Adelaide Meath and National Children’s Hospital-Dublin. Orla was appointed as the lead NCHD on multiple occasions during this time. She maintained her focus on research and teaching and has presented her work at both National and International Meetings.
Orla’s practice is based exclusively in Beacon Hospital and Beacon’s Consultants Clinic. She will be involved in delivering a Rheumatology service with an interest in all areas of rheumatology including Inflammatory Arthritis, Vasculitis, Ultrasound and Rehabilitation. Orla is currently completing a masters in sports and exercise medicine.
- Rheumatology (All Areas)
- Inflammatory Arthritis
- Connective Tissue Disease
- Heath and Wellness
- Exercise Medicine