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Mr Brice Antao

Mr Brice Antao MBBS MRCSEd FRCSEd (Paed.Surg), Consultant Paediatric Surgeon

Mr Brice Antao qualified as a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon in the UK in 2011. He brings unique expertise in “key-hole” minimally invasive surgery for children to Ireland. Mr Antao trained in world–leading paediatric surgical centres including Great Ormond Street Hospital and King’s College Hospital, London. He obtained the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh fellowship to undertake further training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery for children at Blank Children’s Hospital, Iowa, USA.

Prior to joining Beacon Hospital for Kids, Mr Antao worked as a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin for 5 years. He brings with him pioneering surgical techniques combining cutting-edge surgical technology with evidence-based medicine, to provide the highest standard of care for all his patients.

Mr Antao has just launched Ireland’s first Pectus Brace Service, Beacon Pectus Clinic, treating children with a number of chest wall deformities using non surgical methods. For more information on Beacon Pectus Clinic, CLICK HERE.

Mr Antao manages all common general paediatric and neonatal surgical problems. He has specialist expertise in gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, thoracic, minimally invasive (laparoscopic), robotic surgery and surgical oncology.

Furthermore, Mr Antao has an excellent research profile having published 2 books, 24 book chapters, 36 peer-reviewed journal articles and over 60 presentations at international scientific meetings. Mr Antao believes strongly in keeping abreast with new innovations and technology that improve clinical care and works actively in national and international research and clinical collaborations. As a result, he was the first to introduce, non-surgical therapies such as vacuum bell therapy and pectus bracing for the management of chest wall deformities for children in Ireland.

The common referrals to Mr Antao are: foreskin disorders, umbilical disorders, hernia, hydrocele, varicocele, undescended testes, tongue tie, ingrown toe nails, congenital cysts, skin and soft tissue lesions, abdominal pain, bed wetting, bowel disorders, constipation, liver, spleen and gall bladder disorders, congenital chest wall deformities, palmar hyperhidrosis, gastroesophageal reflux, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures, feeding difficulties requiring percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies (PEG) and  vascular access.

Dr Mary Shuhaibar

Dr. Mary Shuhaibar (LRCP&SI MB BCh NUI, MRCPI, MRCPS (Glasg), PhD) is a Consultant Gastroenterologist with special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer.


Following her qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin and completing her specialist medical training in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine from the RCPI, she completed her PhD in Inflammatory Bowel Disease in 2016 from Trinity College Dublin. Dr. Shuhaibar was appointed as Lecturer in Clinical Medicine and Gastroenterology at Trinity College Dublin from 2006-2010. She completed a fellowship in IBD from Oxford, UK prior to her return to Ireland.  


She has been involved in multiple research projects nationally and internationally and has multiple research publications in the field of IBD and colorectal cancer. She is a member of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology, the European Crohn’s Colitis Organization (ECCO) and European Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy (ESGE). Her main interests are inflammatory bowel disease, diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopy, general Gastroenterology, quality of Care for patients with GI diseases, colorectal screening, video capsule endoscopy , Haemochromatosis and Education.

Direct Access Hotline: 087 6060 283

Dr Shiobhan Weston

Telemedicine with Zoom as well as telephone consultations as an alternative to office visits are
being offered in the current Covid-19 setting.
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Professor Shiobhan Weston currently works as a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at
Beacon Hospital and is Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Medicine at UCD Science. In
addition to clinical gastroenterology and her teaching commitments, she is a member of Beacon
Hospitals’ dedicated pelvic floor group and is on the Board of Directors at Beacon Consultant’s
Clinic.

Her clinical and research interests are expansive and include colon cancer screening, gastrooesophageal
reflux disease, Helicobacter Pylori infection, irritable bowel syndrome, SIBO, IBD, and
liver disease. Over the last few years, she developed an evolving interest in the complex interplay of
the gut brain axis and the gut microbiome as it relates to nutrition and mental health.

EDUCATION
Professor Shiobhan Weston received her medical degree from The Royal College of Surgeons in
1992. She completed her internship, residency in General Medicine and 1-year fellowship in
Hepatology at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.
She left Ireland in 1996 and completed her ABIM requirements in Internal Medicine and subspecialty
training in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastrointestinal motility disorders, IBS, and Liver disease at
The Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, followed by a 3 year fellowship in Gastroenterology and
Transplant Hepatology at UCLA and the UCLA-Dumont Transplant Center in Los Angeles. She was
awarded an Advanced Hepatology Research fellowship award and funding for formal training in
clinical research, epidemiology, biostatistics, and liver transplant medicine at UCSF in San Francisco.
Prior to her current appointment, she was Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York-Presbyterian
Hospital in New York and The Director for the Center for Liver Disease at Winthrop-University
Hospital.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
– Irish Medical Council
– Fellowship to the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland
– Membership to the Royal College of Physicians (UK)
– Irish Society of Gastroenterology
– European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
– American College of Gastroenterology
– American Gastroenterology Association
– American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

BOARD CERTIFICATION AND MEDICAL LICENSURE
2006 Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine Specialist Registration Ireland.
2003 Medical Board of New York State.
2001 Diplomate, American Board of Gastroenterology.
1998 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine.
1998 Medical Board of California.
1996 The Royal College of Physicians MRCP (UK)
1992 Medical Council of Ireland L.R.C.P. & S.I. (N.U.I.), M.B., BCh., B.A.O.
Certificate Number 163311 Registration Number 16564

TELEVISION, RADIO AND NEWSPAPER INTERVIEWS
 Ireland AM Show TV3. “What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? August 28th, 2015.
 The Irish Independent. “Immunity on Attack”. March 16th, 2015.
 The Morning Show East Coast FM with Declan Meehan. “Symptoms, detection, and
treatment of Bowel Cancer”. Bowel Cancer Awareness Month April 22nd, 2010.

SELECTED TALKS TO SOCIETIES
 Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Ireland Society Conference. “GUT Manifestations of
Scleroderma”. April 26th, 2014.
 Top Tips for Consultant Psychiatrists Meeting. “Top Tips in Liver Disease”, April 19th, 2013.
 The First Annual Woman’s Gastroenterology Meeting in Ireland. “Fatty Liver Disease. The
Silent Epidemic”. May 11th, 2011.

BOOK CHAPTER
 Weston SR, Kowdley K, “Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Hepatology: A Practical
Approach.” Elsevier Science BV. 2004.

RECENT PUBLICATION GUIDELINES:
Sinead Smith1, Breida Boyle2, Denise Brennan1, Martin Buckley3, Paul Crotty4, Maeve Doyle5,
Richard Farrell6, Mary Hussey1, David Kevans1,7, Peter Malfertheiner8, Francis Megraud9, Sean
Nugent10, Anthony O’Connor11, Colm O’Morain1,12, Shiobhan Weston 12, Deirdre McNamara1,13
The Irish Helicobacter Pylori Working Group consensus for the diagnosis and treatment of
Helicobacter pylori infection in adult patients in Ireland. Eur J Gastroenterology Hepatol 2017
May;29(5)552-559.

Mr Adnan Hafeez

Mr. Adnan Hafeez, MBBS, MSc, FRCSI, FRCS (Gen.Surg)
Consultant General, Robotic, Laparoscopic / Gastrointestinal Surgeon
UCD Assistant Clinical Professor

Adnan Hafeez has been practicing as Consultant Surgeon in Beacon Hospital since 2008.  Since graduation he had his surgical training in Ireland with special interest in General, Robotic, Open and Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery, Endoscopy (Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Direct Access). He has trained in busy tertiary centres including working as Consultant Surgeon in St James Hospital.

Mr. Hafeez is also the clinical lead in Sepsis management in Beacon Hospital. He is also Clinical Head of Quality Assurrance / Advisor to the Patient Safety Quality and Innovation Department (PSQI) and also overlooks the patient clinical complaints. Mr Adnan Hafeez is also member of Clinical Risk Committee and Clinical Board of Beacon Hospital. Beside busy clinical practice Mr. Hafeez is also involved in regular teaching of Medical Students and has adjunct appointment to the UCD school of Medicine as UCD Assistant Clinical Professor.

Mr.Hafeez beside his interest in Colorectal surgery also has general surgical interest providing day care and inpatient service for laparoscopic hernia (inguinal, incisional, umbilical etc ), gallbladder, perianal diseases. He has very busy endoscopy lists in Beacon Hospital providing diagnostic and therapeutic service including polyp excisions, EMR, dilatation etc and works closely with the medical and radiation oncology team in Beacon Hospital.