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Dr Fahim Khan

Dr. Fahim Khan completed higher postgraduate training in Rheumatology from Ireland and USA and qualified the MRCP (Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of London UK). He holds a speciality cert in Rheumatology from the Federations of the Royal College of Physicians of the UK and EULAR, a Fellowship in Rheumatology from USA and a Fellowship from the Royal college of Physicians of London and Edinburgh UK (FRCP London, FRCP Edinburgh). He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP).

Dr. Khan worked in a number of University Teaching Hospitals in Ireland and the USA.

Patient Services:

  • Early arthritis clinic for Earlier diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound examination of joints for diagnosis and for procedures
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica and giant cell arthritis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis screening and treatment
  • Lupus, connective tissue disorders and vasculitis
  • Fibromyalgia ,soft tissue rheumatism and pain management disorders including back pain and ultrasound guided joint and nerve block procedures.
  • Calmare pain treatment for nerve pain, neck pain, back pain and Fibromyalgia
  • Nerve conduction studies

Dr Catherine Sullivan

Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr Catherine Sullivan graduated from UCD in 2001 with honours and went on the complete higher specialist training in rheumatology and internal medicine. During her training she was awarded a PhD by NUI Galway for several years of laboratory research carried out in Galway and Harvard University Boston. The results of this novel research into the role of mesenchymal stem cells in murine models of inflammatory arthritis were published in peer reviewed journals.

Dr Sullivan was appointed as a permanent consultant in Galway University Hospital in 2013 but relocated back to Dublin in 2017 for family reasons. She has a wide range of experience in the management and treatment of all rheumatological disorders and a special interest in inflammatory arthritis and in particular the spondyloarthropathies.

Dr Orla Ni Mhuircheartaigh

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
  • Vasculitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • Ultrasound
  • Heath and Wellness
  • Exercise Medicine

Prof David Kane

Prof David Kane, Consultant Rheumatologist and General Physician Clinical Senior Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin. MB BCh BA BAO, PhD, FRCPI.

Prof David Kane runs the Rheumatology & Bone Health Service at Beacon Hospital.

Prof Kane is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin. He initially trained in Rheumatology at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, which led to the award of PhD degree by University College Dublin for his thesis ‘Immunopathogenesis of Psoriatic Arthritis’. This work led to the award of Irish Hospital Doctor of the Year (Rheumatology awards) in 2003 and 2005. He completed training in Rheumatology at the University of Glasgow & Glasgow Royal Infirmary and was appointed Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology at the University of Newcastle & Freeman Hospital from 2003-2005. He was awarded the British Society for Rheumatology Innovation award in 2005 for his work in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology.

He is currently a Consultant Rheumatologist & General Physician at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital (incorporating the National Children’s Hospital). His clinical interests are Inflammatory Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging and Bone Health.

His practice offers a comprehensive Rheumatology service with particular interests in the early diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis including gout, immunotherapy of inflammatory arthritis, the application of musculoskeletal ultrasound in the diagnosis of joint and tendon disorders and ultrasound guided injection of joint and tendon disorders. He has also developed Bone Health services for patients attending the Orthopaedic Service with fragility fracture or found to be at risk of osteoporosis. – See more at: https://www.beaconhospital.ie/doctors/prof-david-kane/#sthash.1UcwKJDI.dpuf