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Professor Barbara Ryan

Clinical Professor (Clinical Medicine)
TALLAGHT HOSPITAL


Prof Barbara Ryan, MD, MSC, FRCPI is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Tallaght University Hospital and Clinical Professor of Gastroenterology at TCD. She was Clinical Lead in Gastroenterology at TUH from 2007-2020. She has a special interest in pancreatobiliary disease and complex endoscopic intervention and also in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). She had a distinguished undergraduate career including TCD Scholarship in 1990. She gained her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) degree from Trinity College in 2000 and also completed a MSc in Molecular Medicine from Trinity in 2000. She finished her higher specialist training in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine in Ireland in 2001 and then moved to the Medische Klinikum Rechts der Isar (MRI), Technical University of Munich, Germany, where she was a visiting Fellow in Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS). Following this, she took up a position as a Clinical and Research Fellow at the University Hospital of Maastricht, the Netherlands, where she worked from 2001-2003. Here she honed her skills in EUS and hepatobiliary intervention and also her clinical and research interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). A consultant position in the UK at the Manchester Royal Infirmary followed from 2003-2004, before she took up her current consultant post at AMNCH. She was voted a 'Rising Star' in Gastroenterology by the United European Gastroenterology Federation (UEGF) in 2003 and won numerous awards for her post-graduate research, from the Irish Society of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the UEGF. She was National Specialty Director for higher specialist training in Gastroenterology in Ireland from 2012-2015. She has been on the Executive Board of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology since 2005 and is also a former Treasurer. She has been on the gastroenterology advisory panel for Colorectal Cancer for the Irish National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP). She has been actively involved in teaching (undergraduate and post-graduate) and research for the past 20 years. She has been a reviewer for numerous international journals including the Digestive Diseases and Science, Gut, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics and the European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and has delivered invited lectures in Ireland and Europe and has also frequently been on faculty at national and international meetings.
  Gastroenterology   GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY   HUMAN COLON-CANCER   IBD   OSTEOPOROSIS   PANCREAS   PANCREAS, CYSTS   PANCREAS, INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURE   PANCREATIC CANCER
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National Specialty Director for Higher Specialist Training in Gastroenterology in Ireland 2012-2015
Member of Gastroenterology advisory panel for the Irish National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP). 2016-2019
NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) in the UK External reviewer
European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Irish Representative 2016-present
National Endoscopy Training Committee, board member 2018- present
Irish Society of Gastroenterology - Member of Board and Scientific Organising Committee 2005-2017
Irish Society of Gastroenterology Honorary Treasurer 2012-2015
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The Irish Society of Gastroenterology 1998 current day
The American Gastroenterology Association 2004 current day
The European Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) 2009 current day
Uk and Ireland EUS Society (UKIEUS) 2004 present
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland 2005 present
ECCO (European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation) 2010 present
Mohan LJ, Daly JS, Ryan BM, Ramtoola Z., The future of nanomedicine in optimising the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease., Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology, 2019, p1-9 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Delaney S, O'Connor G, Reardon W, Murphy SJX, Tierney S, Ryan BM, Delaney H, Doherty CP, Guiney M, Brennan P, Tobin WO, McCabe DJH., Extracranial and Intracranial Vasculopathy With "Moyamoya Phenomenon" in Association With Alagille Syndrome., Frontiers in neurology, 9, 2019, p1194 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
O'Morain N, Kumar L, O'Carroll Lolait C, Ryan B, Infliximab induced cardiac tamponade, Irish Medical Journal, 112, (3), 2019, p902 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Parihar, Vikrant, Sopheno-Falco, Julia, Maheshwari, Pardeep, O'Moran, Neil, Graziadei, Vivien, O'Grady¬†Walshe, Aishling, O'Dwyer, Orla, Kumar, Lakshman, Fennessy, Sean, Breslin, Niall, Ryan, Barbara¬†M., McNamara, Deirdre, Adherence to European Polypectomy Guidelines: Retrospective Experience from a Tertiary Irish Hospital, Gastrointestinal Tumors, 5, (3-4), 2019, p82-89 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Fennessy, A M, Hanna, C, Breslin, N, Mc Namara, D, Anwar, S, O'Connor, A, Ryan, B M, P581 Complementary and alternative therapies for inflammatory bowel disease, 13, (Supplement_1), 2019, ppS405-S406 , Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Connell, J, Ismail, M S, McCormack, M, McDonagh, P, Argue, R, Breslin, N, Crowley, V, Cullen, G, Doherty, G A, Dunne, C, Hartery, K, MacCarthy, F, McKiernan, S, Mulcahy, H, O'Connor, A, O'Morain, C, Ryan, B, Sheridan, J, Healy, M, McNamara, D, Kevans, D, P401 Association between induction vedolizumab drug levels and therapy outcome in inflammatory bowel disease, 13, (Supplement_1), 2019, ppS308-S309 , Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED  DOI
S Semenov, M Syafiq Ismail, A O'Connor, N Breslin, B Ryan, D McNamara, POSITIVE IMPACT OF SWITCHING FROM BSG TO ESGE POST POLYPECTOMY GUIDELINES ON A COLONOSCOPY SURVEILLANCE WAITING LIST, Endoscopy, ESGE Days, Prague, April 2019, 51, (4), 2019, ppS215-, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED  DOI
MS Ismail, S Semenov, A O'Connor, N Breslin, B Ryan, D McNamara, COLON CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY WITH OR WITHOUT BIOMARKERS AS A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO COLONOSCOPY IN UNSELECTED PATIENTS WITH LOWER GI SYMPTOMS: RESULTS OF A PILOT STUDY, Endoscopy, ESGE Days, Prague, April 2019, 51, (4), 2019, ppS161-, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED  DOI
M Syafiq Ismail, N O'Morain, B Ryan, D McNamara, BALLOON SPHINCTEROPLASTY IS A SAFE AND RELIABLE METHOD TO ACHIEVE BILIARY CLEARANCE IN AN AT RISK CHOEDOCHOLITHIASIS COHORT, Endoscopy, ESGE Days, Prague, April 2019, 51, (4), 2019, ppS234-, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED  DOI
Venkatachalapathy SV, Bekkali N, Pereira S, Johnson G, Oppong K, Nayar M, Leeds J, Paranandi B, Penman I, Carroll N, Godfrey E, James M, Aithal G, McKay C, Devlin J, Wong T, Makin A, Ryan B, Huggett M., Multicenter experience from the UK and Ireland of use of lumen-apposing metal stent for transluminal drainage of pancreatic fluid collections., Endoscopy international open, 6, (3), 2018, pE259-E265 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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Award Date
Trinity College Scholarship in Medicine 1990 1990
The Henry Hutchinson Award , TCD 1988
The Walter G. Smith Prize in Pharmacology, TCD 1991
The Upjohn Prize in Pharmacology, TCD 1991
The Upjohn Essay Prize in Pharmacology 1991
Meath Hospital Prize in Clinical Medicine and Surgery. 1993
The Fitzpatrick Scholarship for first place in class TCD June 1993
The G.B. Hutchinson Bequest for highest overall results, TCD June 1993
Professor's Prize in Surgery, TCD June 1993
Professor's Prize in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, TCD June 1993
Professor's Prize in Paediatrics, TCD June 1993
The Reuben-Harvey Prize, TCD June 1993
The Arthur Ball Prize for highest mark in Surgery, TCD June 1993
The David Gault Memorial Prize , Rotunda Hospital June 1993
Adelaide Hospital Prize. 1993
Irish Society of Gastroenterology Prize for best Oral Presentation 1999
Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Registrar's Prize 2000
Irish Society for Cancer Research, Doctor in Training Award 2000
Irish Society of Gastroenterology Prize for best Oral Presentation 2000
'Rising Star' in Gastroenterology for Ireland at the United European Gastroenterology Week 2003
Irish HRB Research Fellowship (2 year) 1998
PPP Healthcare Medical Trust Project grant 1998
Irish HRB Project Grant (On oesophageal cancer) 2000
Irish HRB Project Grant (On Helicobacter pylori) 2000
Trinity College Postgraduate Travelling Scholarship in Medicine 2001
Astra Zeneca Research Grant 2007
Meath Foundation Grant 2007
Best Poster Prize EAGE European Bridging Meeting November 2007
IOIBD project grant (International organisation for the study of IBD 2008
Best Poster Prize EAGE Bridging Meeting October 2008
ASNEMGE National Scholar Award (Poster Prize UEGW) October 2010
British and Irish Gastroenterology (BIG) Meeting Best Oral Presentation April 2017
British and Irish Gastroenterology (BIG) Meeting Best Poster Presentation April 2017
Irish Society Of Gastroenterology Best Poster Prize 2018
I have been involved in basic and translational research for all of my professional career and there are a number of strands to my research and these can be consolidated into four main areas. 1. Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2. Pancreatic Disease and Interventional Pancreatobiliary Endoscopy. 3. Biomarkers in GI disease 4. Coeliac disease. I also have a major clinical interest in functional digestive conditions including IBS, Functional Dyspepsia and Functional Biliary Sphincter Disorder (formerly Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction). A