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` Peter Browne

Dr. Peter Browne

Consultant Rheumatologist




Rheumatology,General Medicine,Exercise Medicine




Dr Peter Browne is a Consultant Rheumatologist at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee and Limerick. He studied medicine at University College Cork. Following graduation, he went on to train in musculoskeletal ultrasound in the United Kingdom and in Norway and has completed EULAR/EFSUMB accredited Ultrasound training to advanced level. Dr Browne has a Masters Degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine. Dr Browne has participated in numerous publications, research projects and presentations, and has twice won Medical Grand Rounds Presentation of the Year. Dr Browne is the Chief Medical Information Officer for the Bon Secours Group Ireland and is involved in the acquisition and implementation of a national electronic health record for the group.


Specialist Interests

Dr Browne has a special interest in the use of  musculoskeletal ultrasound in diagnosing and monitoring inflammatory arthritis, use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in large vessel vasculitis, osteoporosis, and pain syndromes including fibromyalgia. He is also very interested in the role of technology in medicine. 


Professional Qualifications

MB, BAO, BMdSc, MMdSc (Sports & Exercise), MRCPI, FFSEM

EFSUMB Accredited musculoskeletal ultrasonographer



1st Place Medical Grand Rounds Presenter of the Year 2010/2011 – Mater University Hospital

1st Place Medical Grand Rounds Presenter of the Year 2008/2009 Beaumont Hospital

Professional Memberships

Irish Society of Rheumatology

Fellow of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine

Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland


Chief Medical Information Officer, Bon Secours Group Ireland

Consultant Rheumatologist and General Physician, Bon Secours Tralee and Limerick

Locum Consultant Rheumatologist, Northwest Rheumatology Unit.



Browne P , Jefferies CA, ‘Enhanced interferon regulatory factor 3 binding to the IL-23p19 promoter correlates with enhance IL-23 expression in systemic lupus erythematosus’ Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Nov 29. PMID 22127978.

Azeez MA, Browne P, O’Connell P, Roysten D. ‘Giant cell arteritis involving the mesenteric arteritis’ J Rheumatol. 2009 Oct;36 (10): 2314-5 PMID 19820218

Browne P, Conway R, O’Connell P. “An Unusual Cause of Methaemoglobinaemia” Irish Medical Journal 2009.

Peshin R, O’Neill L, Browne P, O’Connell P, Kearns G. Early aggressive intra-venous pulse cyclophosphamide therapy for interstitial lung disease in a patient with systemic sclerosis. A case report. Clin Rheumatol. 2009 Jun; 28 Suppl 1: S 31-4. Epub 2009 Feb 5.

Browne P, O’ Neill L. Peshin R, O’Connell P, “Journal Review in Rheumatology”-Hospital Doctor Jan 08.


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