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Dr. Durkan completed undergraduate training in Ireland at the Royal College of Surgeons, graduating with Honors 1989. She then completed post graduate Medical , and sub specialty Diabetes & Endocrinology training in the UK. Following this she completed a second residency in Internal Medicine at St Raphael’s Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, USA and a fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism at Brown University School of Medicine, USA.
Dr. Durkan is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Diplomat of the American Board of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. She was awarded a Masters in Clinical Education NUI Galway in 2012.
She is the former Dean of Academy , NUIG ( National University of Galway) School of Medicine, and on relocating to Cork she is practicing as a Consultant Diabetologist / Endocrinologist at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork and Cork Diabetes & Endocrinology Clinic (cdec.ie) .
She is actively involved with clinical research and has consistently had her papers accepted annually at both the American Diabetes & American Endocrine International scientific meetings. She has been an Internal Examiner for the MD Thesis Program at NUI Galway, and is a peer reviewer for the Irish Journal of Medical Science.
She has also been appointed Senior Clinical Lecturer in Medicine, in UCC ( University College Cork ) School of Medicine.
She is currently the President Elect of UEMS (European Union Committee for Medical Specialties),Board of Endocrinology and has been appointed to the UEMS Examination committee to progress the European Board Exam in Endocrinology in partnership with the ESE ( European Society for Endocrinology ) and the RCPUK Federation.
She was appointed to CESMA ( Council for European Specialists Medical assessments ) in 2015 , and has been subsequently appointed to the CESMA European examination appraisals subcommittee in 2016.
She is currently Chairman of the Diabetes division of the Irish Endocrine Society She remains an active member of the National Diabetes Clinical Advisory Group She is Co – Chair of the National Committee R3i (Residual Risk Reduction) Ireland and is now part of a working group looking to establish a National Lipid Screening Program and furthermore implement a formalised consensus lipid & FH protocol.
She has just been appointed as the IES ( Irish Endocrine Society) representative to the National Committee for Chemical pathology.
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