Telemedicine with Zoom as well as telephone consultations as an alternative to office visits are
being offered in the current Covid-19 setting.
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
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.
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
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.
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