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Dr Brian Christopher

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Speciality: Gastroenterology / Hepatology / General Internal Medicine

Sub specialities: Advanced interventional endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) care, hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases

Dr Christopher is a consultant gastroenterologist in St James's Hospital. 

  • Dr Christopher graduated with an honours degree in medicine from the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG).

    He pursued his postgraduate training and completed the General Professional Training (GPT) and Registrar Training Programme (RTP) before taking up Higher Specialist Training (HST) in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and General Internal Medicine. He was awarded the Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training (CSCST).

    Dr Christopher completed a three year United European Gastroenterology (UEG) curriculum postgraduate teaching programme. He is a fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG). He received his fellowship from the European Section and Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (FESBGH) in 2020.

    Dr Christopher has gained experience in gastroenterology, hepatology and internal medicine while working in major teaching university hospitals in Dublin, including; Beaumont Hospital, Tallaght University Hospital and James Connolly Hospital. He also worked as hepatology specialist registar in the National Liver Transplant Unit in St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin.

    He took up his first consultancy post in gastroenterology in University Hospital Galway (UHG) followed by a position in the Regional Hospital Mullingar before taking up his current full time post here in St James's Hospital. 

    • MB,BCh,BAO (HONS)
    • MRCPI
    • MRCPS (Glasg)
    • FESBGH
    • FRCP (Glasg)
    • FRCPI
    • Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISGE)
    • Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI)
    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow (RCPSG)
    • European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization (ECCO)
    • United European Gastroenterology  (UEG)
    • European Section Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (ESBG)
    • Advanced interventional endoscopy
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) care
    • General gastroenterology and hepatology Care
    • Hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases
    • Colorectal cancer screening (bowel screen) and management
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastroenterology/Hepatobiliary liver disease
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Care
  • Dr Christopher is a qualified endoscopist and is actively involved in teaching trainee gastroenterology SpR/registrars. He has completed formal endoscopic training modules including colonoscopy skills course, endoscopic haemostasis practical skills workshop and essential skills in GI endoscopy.

    During his specialist training years he was a member of the clinical governance committee and acted as the NCHD (non-consultant hosital doctor) representative at the audit committee.

    He is involved in clinical / bedside teaching and training for medical students and junior colleagues including: 

    • clinical medical tutor for final year medical students at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI);
    • appointed as examiner for final year medical students at Trinity College Dublin, TCD (mock exam);
    • appointed mentor (mentorship programme) for 3rd year medical students (TCD) involved in clinical skills teachings; and
    • invigilator for MRCP Ireland clinical examination. 

    Dr Christopher has been involved in multiple researches, audits, publications as well as oral and poster presentations at both international and national level meetings and conferences. He is currently involved in ongoing TCD undergraduate medical student teaching as well as postgraduate NCHD teaching.