Dr Orla Ni Mhuircheartaigh

Consultant in Rheumatology & General Internal Medicine
Orla NiMhuircheartaigh

Rheumatology Department

Areas of Specialty

  • Rheumatology
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Joint Injections
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Vasculitis


Dr Ni Mhuircheartaigh underwent her medical training in the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) , graduating in 2009 with a first class honours degree. During her undergraduate training she obtained an intercalated degree in Physiology, for which she was awarded a first class honours. She was awarded two academic scholarships and three sports scholarships for athletics during her undergraduate training. She spent the Summer of 2006 working as a research assistant with the Sports Medicine Division in Harvard Medical School in Boston. She completed a masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine in University College Cork in 2018 for which she was awarded a first class honours.


Dr Ni Mhuircheartaigh completed her basic medical clinical training in the University College Hospital Galway (UCHG). She was awarded a position on the Mayo Clinic affiliated basic medical training program in 2011, which she completed in the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

In 2012 Dr Ni Mhuircheartaigh commended her specialist training scheme in 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. She was appointed as the lead NCHD on two occasions during her specialist training.

In 2019 Dr Ni Mhuircheartaigh moved to London, where she worked as a Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine in St Thomas’s Hospital and University College Hospital London.

Dr Ni Mhuircheartaigh returned to Ireland in the Summer of 2020, when she was appointed as a full time Physician in Acute Medicine and Rheumatology at Beacon Hospital. She was honoured as an Assistant Clinical Professor by University College Dublin (UCD) and is an active lecturer in Rheumatology for the Medical School in UCD.

Dr Ni Mhuircheartaigh has been strongly involved in research throughout her career with much of her work having been published in peer reviewed international journals. She was appointed as a Specialist Research Director for General Medicine on the Board of Directors of the Beacon Hospital Research Institute in 2022. She was elected as the honorary secretary for the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine for the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 2021