Endocrinology is the study of glands and the hormonal control of the body the regulation of which can be upset by particular conditions including diabetes and pituary malfunction.

The department includes a team of Endocrinologists, Diabetes Nurse Specialist and Dieticians with access to other specialties across the hospital including Ophthalmologists, Vascular Surgeons, General Surgeons and Cardiologist who collectively provide a comprehensive and team approach to the care of endocrine patients.

Patients with diabetes who require acute Medical Assessment may be referred by their GP to the Medical Assessment Unit at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin.  

The endocrinology team at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin offer treatment for the following endocrine disorders in addition to the treatment of general endocrine disorders:

 

  • Diabetes mellitus incl. Non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetes and Vascular disease
  • Diabetes Insipidus / SIADH
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY)
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Obesity
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Pituitary Disease following brain injury
  • Thyroid disease

 

Consultation Process

Arranging endocrine consults with one of our team of endocrinologists are organised by contacting their secretary directly. You will need to have a GP referral in order to make your appointment.

Educational consults with the Diabetes Nurse and /or Dietician can be arranged by contacting the Diabetes Care Centre Directly. Appointments and Ophthalmology reviews can also be arranged through the Diabetes Care Clinic. No referral is required for educational consults. To avoid any unnecessary duplication of tests, we would request that you bring a copy of your latest blood tests and chat to your GP before attending.

 

 

 

Costs for the Diabetes Care Centre

  • Diabetes Educational Consult - €110 (incl. a consult with the diabetes nurse and dietician)
  • Diabetes nurse Consult - €60
  • Dietician Consult - €60
  • Dietician follow-up consult - €26

 

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Margaret Griffin
Consultant in Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrinology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: 087 7531061

Dr Margaret Griffin

Consultant in Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus

Biography

Margaret graduated from UCD Medical School in 1989 and completed her internship at St Vincent University Hospital. She received her MRCPI in 1991.

She spent three years as Medical Registrar and Trinity College Medical Lecturer in the Meath and Adelaide Hospitals during which she completed a clinical and laboratory research project, for which she received her MD from Trinity College. Margaret went on to spend two further years as Research Registrar in the Mater University Hospital and was involved in the provision and development of the maternity endocrinology services. Fellowships at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut followed – first with adult endocrine services with a focus on insulin resistance and then in paediatric endocrine services with a focus on insulin pump therapy in IDDM. She has numerous publications particularly in field of NIDDM, obesity and insulin resistance.

Margaret returned to Dublin in 2002 and has provides a comprehensive private endocrinology service since that time with special interests in hypothyroidism, NIDDM and PCOS.

Areas of Interest

Obesity and insulin resistance, Diabetic Dyslipidaemia, PCOS, Thyroid Disease

Qualifications

M.D., M.R.C.P.I

Contact Details

  • Dr Margaret Griffin
  • Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Secretary

Session Times

Tuesday am

Matilde Mijares Zamuner
Consultant Endocrinonologist and Diabetologist
Endocrinology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Dr Matilde Mijares Zamuner

Consultant Endocrinonologist and Diabetologist

Biography

Dr Zamuner completed her Specialist training in Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and General Internal Medicine in Alicante’s University Hospital, Spain. She gained a Masters Degree in Clinical Research, in Spain 2011. She moved to Ireland in 2014 and she completed a research fellowship in Diabetes, specifically in Monogenic Forms of Diabetes in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

She joined the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin in the summer of 2017 and is also part of the consultant team in hospital's Medical Assessment Unit.

Areas of Interest

Diabetes Mellitus, Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY), Thyroid disease, Obesity, but is experienced in all aspects of General Endocrinology.

Qualifications

M.B, B.Ch, Msc.

Contact Details

  • Dr Matilde Mijares Zamuner
  • Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Secretary

Diarmuid Smith
Consultant in Endocrinology & Internal Medicine
Endocrinology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: 01 8572979 Fax: 01 8572979

Prof Diarmuid Smith

Consultant in Endocrinology & Internal Medicine

Biography

Prof Smith Graduated from UCD with an honours medical degree in 1994 and completed the Irish specialist registrar training programme in diabetes, endocrinology and general internal medicine in 2003. MD thesis in the field of hypoglycaemia in Kings College Hospital London. Appointed Lecturer in Endocrinology to St Vincents University Hospital in 2004 and then as a Consultant Endocrinologist to Beaumont Hospital in 2005. Since his appointment to Beaumont Hospital, Diarmuid has established an active research unit with a particular interest in diabetes and vascular disease, diabetes foot disease and hypoglycaemia. At a national level Prof Smith is the current secretary and Treasurer of the Irish Endocrine Society and was the HSE national clinical lead for diabetes between 2011 to 2013.

 

Areas of Interest

Diabetes and Vascular disease, Hypoglycaemia, Metabolic Bone Disease

Qualifications

M.D., F.R.C.P.I., M.B. B.A.O.

Appointments

Beaumont Hospital Beaumont Road Dublin 9

Contact Details

  • Prof Diarmuid Smith
  • Beaumont Private Clinic, Beaumont, Dublin 9

Secretary

Chris Thompson
Consultant Endocrinonologist
Endocrinology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: 01 8376532 Fax: 01 8376501

Prof. Chris Thompson

Consultant Endocrinonologist

Biography

Professor Thompson qualified from Dundee University in 1981, and trained in Endocrinology in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he was awarded his MD thesis. He worked as Lecturer in Medicine in Edinburgh University, from where he was funded to work as Associate Professor in the Dept of Physiology, UCSF, San Francisco. He returned to Scotland as Consultant Endocrinologist in Glasgow before taking up post in Beaumont in 1997. He has served as Chairman of Diabetes Ireland and secretary of the Irish Endocrine Society. He is chairman of the European Hyponatraemia Network, and was the European delegate on the world consensus guidelines for management of hyponatraemia, published in 2013. He has served on the medical and scientific committee of the GAA and is doctor to the Dublin Hurling Team.

Areas of Interest

Diabetes mellitus, Pituitary Tumors, Diabetes Insipidus / SIADH, Thyroid Disease, Pituary Disease following brain injury.

Qualifications

M.B., Ch.B., M.D., F.R.C.P.I., F.R.C.P. (Edin)

Appointments

Beaumont Hospital Beaumont Road Dublin 9,

Contact Details

  • Prof. Chris Thompson
  • Beaumont Private Clinic, Beaumont, Dublin 9

Secretary

Endocrine Consultations can be arranged directly with the Consultant by contacting their secretary. Please note that a referral letter from your GP is required by the consultant.

Referral to the Diabetes Care Centre can be made by contacting:

  • Tel: 01 806 5488
  • Fax: 01 808 2343

GPs can also send in a referral via healthlink or secure email to the consultants email address.

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