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Dr Seamus J Murphy FRCP, PhD, AGAF
Dr Seamus Murphy was Associate Professor of Gastroenterology and Director of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA 2016-2017.
He trained in N. Ireland and in the US, and completed an Advanced Fellowship in IBD at Mount Sinai, New York, in 2007. He completed a PhD in Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal cancer at QUB in 2005 and a BSc (Hons) in Pathology in 1994.
He was awarded fellowship of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGAF) in 2017 for his clinical and research activities in N. Ireland. He is a Consultant Gastroenterologist in the Southern Trust, Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry. His clinical interests include IBD (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) and endoscopy.
Areas of interest
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis); Barrett's oesophagus; Endoscopy
Current NHS consultant posts held
Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
2006 FDHN AGA-Centocor International Research Fellowship Award in Gastrointestinal Inflammation and Immunology
BUPA Epidemiology Award for Excellence in the Epidemiological study of Human Diseases 2005
Murphy SJ, Kornbluth A. Double balloon enteroscopy in Crohn’s disease: Where Are We Now and Where Should We Go? Inflamm Bowel Dis 2011;17(1):485-90.
Murphy SJ, Ullman TA, Abreu MT. Gut microbes in Crohn’s disease: Getting to know you better? Am J Gastroenterol 2008;103(2):397-8.
Anderson LA, Murray LJ, Murphy SJ, et al. Mortality in Barrett’s oesophagus: results from a population based study. Gut 2003;52(8):1081-4.
Murphy SJ, Dickey W, Hughes D, O’Connor FA. Surveillance for Barrett’s Oesophagus: Results from a programme in Northern Ireland. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2005;17(10):1029-35.
Murphy SJ, Anderson LA, Mainie I, et al. Incidence of colorectal cancer in a population-based cohort of patients with Barrett's oesophagus. Scand J Gastroenterol 2005; 40(12):1449-53.
Murphy SJ, Johnston BT, Murray LJ. British Society of Gastroenterology guidelines for the diagnosis of Barrett’s oesophagus – are we casting the net too wide? Gut 2006; 55 (12):1821-2.
Anderson LA, Watson RGP, Murphy SJ, et al. Risk factors for oesophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett's esophagus – results from the FINBAR study. World J Gastroenterol 2007;13(10):1585-94.
Murphy SJ, Hughes AE, Patterson CC, et al. A population-based association study of SNPs of GSTP1, MnSOD, GPX2 and Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma Carcinogenesis 2007;28(6):1323-8.
Sternthal MB, Murphy SJ, George J, et al. Adverse events associated with the use of cyclosporine in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Am J Gastroenterol 2008;103(4):937-43.
Reddy D, Murphy SJ, Kane SV, et al. Relapses of inflammatory bowel disease during pregnancy: In-hospital management and birth outcomes. Am J Gastroenterol 2008;103(5):1203-9.
Murphy SJ, Wang L, Anderson LA, et al. Withdrawal of corticosteroids in patients with inflammatory bowel disease after dependency periods ranging from 2 to 45 years: A proposed method. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2009;30(10):1078-86.
Murphy SJ, Mayer L, Abreu MT. Mesalamine (5-aminosalicylic acid) therapy well tolerated in a Patient with Aspirin Hypersensitivity and Ulcerative Colitis. J Clin Gastro 2011;45(1):83-4.
McDermott E, Murphy S, Keegan D, et al. Efficacy of Adalimumab as a long term maintenance therapy in ulcerative colitis. J Crohns Colitis. 2012 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print].
Courses offered to GPs
I give talks to GPs in the locality relating to any gastroenterology or general liver topic of interest
- MB, BCh, BAO Queen’s University Belfast 1996
- Intercalated BSc Pathology Queen’s University Belfast 1994
- PhD Faculty of Medicine Queen’s University Belfast 2005
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Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh 2013
- Member, IBD Section Committee British Society of Gastroenterology 2013
- AGAF American Gastroenterological Association 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT UK in General (Internal) Medicine and Gastroenterology, 2007
Affiliations / memberships
• Member of the Royal College of Physicians, UK (Edinburgh)
• Member of Ulster Society of Gastroenterology (USG)
• Member of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISG)
• Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)
• Member of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO)
• International member of American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
• International member of American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
- Hillsborough Private Clinic, BT26 6AE
- 18:00 - 21:00
- 028 3025 7708
- The Newry Clinic Windsor Avenue NEWRY BT34 1EG
- 17:30 - 20:00
- 028 3025 7708
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.