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Professor Donal Sexton

Consultant Nephrologist

Speciality: Nephrology

Professor Sexton is currently a consultant nephrologist and kidney transplant physician at St James's Hospital and Tallaght University Hospital and is a Clinical Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin.

  • Professor Sexton graduated from medical school at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) in 2006 in first place, also holding an intercalated BSc in Pharmacology and five national NUI Henry Hutchinson Scholarship awards.

    He went on to complete his Basic Specialist Training at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin and the Mayo Clinic, USA.

    He subsequently completed three years of Higher Specialist Training in nephrology and internal medicine in Ireland (RCPI), before completing a fellowship and PhD in clinical epidemiology at the NIH funded United States Renal Data System Coordinating Center, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA.

    Returning to Ireland, he then completed a fellowship in kidney transplantation at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin and subsequently worked as a consultant nephrologist and kidney transplant physician at Beaumont Hospital before joining St James's Hospital, Dublin.


  • Professor Sexton has been successful in obtaining research funding from the Health Research Board of Ireland to study ‘The Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Population Level Data in relation to Kidney Disease, through the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), based at Trinity College Dublin.

    His research interests include largescale data analysis, clinical epidemiology and randomised clinical trials.


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St James's Hospital
Dublin 8