Patient Experience

Patient Experience

Dr Brenda Griffin

Consultant Nephrologist

Speciality: Nephrology

Dr Griffin is a consultant nephrologist at St James’s Hospital and Tallaght University Hospital and is a clinical senior lecturer at Trinity College Dublin.

  • Dr Griffin trained in multiple Irish and UK centres (GN fellowship in Imperial College London) and gained specialist registration in 2012. Her experience spans the full spectrum of clinical nephrology. Dr Griffin worked as locum consultant nephrologist in Cork University Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham before taking up her current post in 2016.

    Training in the cosmopolitan and multicultural cities of London and Birmingham gave Dr Griffin first-hand experience of the care needs of a diverse patient population.  Both the renal department and St James's Hospital aim to promote health and minimise disadvantage in at risk groups.

    Dr Griffin first worked in St James’s Hospital when she was completing her medical senior house officer (SHO) training in the Federation Hospitals She is delighted to return as consultant nephrologist.

  • Dr Griffin graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1997 and was awarded an MSc from Trinity College Dublin in 2006 and a PhD from University College Dublin in 2013 for independent experimental research in the area of molecular medicine.

    Diabetic kidney disease was the subject of Dr Griffin’s PhD thesis.

    • MB BAO Bch LRCPSI Bachelor of Medicine, RCSI (1997)
    • MRCP -London (2001)
    • CSST in Renal Medicine (2012)
    • MSc in Molecular Medicine, Trinity College Dublin (2006)
    • PhD in Molecular Biology, University College Dublin (2013)
  • Dr Griffin’s research interests are in the area of diabetic kidney disease.vvvv

    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Vascular access - Clinical Lead in Vascular Access in the Dublin Midlands Group  
    • Nephrology in haematology patients especially sickle cell disease

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