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- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Dr Jonathan O'Riordan
Dr Jonathan O'Riordan
Clinical Leader for Neurology and Neurophysiology, NHS Tayside
Director of Tayside MS Research Unit
Clinical Leader for Neurology and Neurophysiology for NHS Tayside and Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee.
Secretary of the Scottish Association of Neurological Sciences.
Graduated with M.B., B.Ch, B.A.O. from University College Dublin in 1989, and obtained his M.D. from University College Dublin in 1999, looking at MRI as a prognostic and diagnostic tool in inflammation/demyelination. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh and also Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
Appointed Consultant Neurologist at Ninewells Hospital and Perth Royal Infirmary in 1999. Subspecialist interest in Inflammatory Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system in particular Multiple Sclerosis where I have a clinical and research interest. In addition to my role as Consultant Neurologist, he is Director of Tayside MS Research Unit. Our MS Unit has recently been awarded the Qudos award as Best Multipdiciplinary Team by the MS Trust 2015 ahead of the units at Oxford and Queen Square.
I trained in Clinical Neurology in St Vincent’s and The Adelaide Hospitals, Dublin before working as a Clinical Research Fellow at Queen Square, London, with Prof WI McDonald and Prof DH Miller. During this time he was a honorary senior registrar at St Mary's Hospital.
I subsequently became Senior Specialist Registrar in Neurology and Neuro-Ophthalmology in St Thomas’ Hospital, London & Moorfields Eye Hospital before becoming Senior Specialist Registrar in Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queens Square and later Guys Hospital.
Areas of interest
General Neurology; Multiple sclerosis
- Gillian Tasker
- BMI Fernbrae Hospital 329 Perth Road DUNDEE DD2 1LJ
- 01382 667203
Current NHS consultant posts held
Clinical Leader for Neurology and Neurophysiology NHS Tayisde
Director Tayside MS Research Unit
Secretary Scottish Association of Neurological Sciences
Disease modifying therapy in multiple sclerosis
Epidemiology of multiple sclerosis
Rugby (President Madrascals Mini Rugby Club, St Andrews)
Glasheen Medal for Mathematics
Catholic University Scholarship
Irish Universities Clinico pathological Prise
European Neurological Society prise
Scottish Association of Neurological prise
Brex PA, O’Riordan JI, Miszkeil KA,Multisequence MRI in clinically isolated syndromes and early development of MS. Neurology 1999; 53 (6): 1184 – 1190.
Giovannoni G, Silver N, O’Riordan J, Increased urinary nitric oxide metabolites in patients with multiple sclerosis correlates with early and relapsing disease. Mult Scler 1999; 5: 335 – 34
Brex PA, Jenkins R, Fox NC, Crum WR, O’Riordan JI, Plant GT, Miller DH. Detection of ventricular enlargement in patients at the earliest clinical stage of MS. Neurology 2000; 54: 1689 – 1691
Brex PA, Leary SM, O’Riordan JI, Measurement of spinal cord area in clinically isolated syndromes suggestive of MS. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2001; 70: 544-547
Brex PA, Mizkiel KA, O’Riordan JI, Plant GT, Moseley IF, Thompson AJ, Miller DH. Assessing the risk of early multiple sclerosis patients with clinically isolated syndromes: the role of follow-up MRI. J Neurol Neurosurg Psych 2001; 70:3390 – 393
Parratt J, Tavendale R, Parratt D, O'Riordan J, Failure to detect Chlamydia pneumoniae in the central nervous system of patients with MS. Neurology 2001; 57: 746 (post publication peer review letter)t
- M.B,B.Ch.,B.A.O. University College Dublin 1989
- Doctorate in Medicine University College Dublin 1999
Details of entry to specialist register
- Neurology, 1998
- BMI Fernbrae Hospital, 329 Perth RoadDUNDEE
- 14:00 - 17:30
- 01382 667203
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