Leah Rooney
Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr Leah Rooney is a medical graduate of University College Dublin.

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Dr Leah Rooney is a medical graduate of University College Dublin. She has been a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) since 2015, subsequently completing specialist training in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine. She was awarded the Bresnihan-Molloy International Fellowship for her research in giant cell arteritis carried out at St Vincent’s University Hospital, where she has also worked as a consultant, before relocating to UPMC-Sports Surgery Clinic to work with Dr Barry Sheane. 

Dr Rooney has experience in all areas of rheumatology with a special interest in inflammatory arthritis, osteoporosis, vasculitis, and connective tissue diseases.  

  • Clinical research, St. Vincent’s University Hospital 2021-2022. 
  • Higher Specialist Training in Rheumatology  
  • Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (2016-2022) 
  • MRCPI, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (2015) 
  • MB BCh BAO, University College Dublin (2011) 
  • Dr Rooney is a member of Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) and the Irish Society of Rheumatology (ISR). 
  • Bresnihan-Molloy international fellowship award, RCPI (2021-2022) 
  • Targeting GM-CSF in rheumatological conditions: risk of PAP. Rooney L, Veale D, Orr C, McCarthy C. The Lancet Rheumatology. July 2021
  • A man with malaise, myalgia and rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease. O’Callaghan M, Rooney L, Khan J, Fabre A, O’Neill L, Mc Carthy C. CHEST. September 2022
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematous review article. Rooney L, Mongey AM. Hospital Professional News Ireland. May 2022
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis review article. Rooney L, Wilson G. Forum GP magazine. Oct 2021
  • The CTPA Epidemic. Our Lady’s Hospital, Mullingar. Poster presentation at Haematology Association of Ireland conference, October 2018, Poster presentation International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis conference, July 2019.
  • It’s in The Bones: a case of primary osseous sarcoidosis. Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan. ACR Image library and ACR conference November 2020
  • Behcet’s Disease: A meta-analysis of pregnancy outcomes: St Vincent’s University Hospital. Poster presentation at American College of Rheumatology conference November 2021, poster presentation at International Vasculitis and ANCA workshop 2022.
  • Takayasu’s Arteritis and Pregnancy: A Meta-analysis. St Vincent’s University Hospital. Poster presentation at American College of Rheumatology conference November 2021.
  • Seasonal Variation in GCA: St Vincent’s University Hospital, Poster presentation at International Vasculitis and ANCA workshop 2022.
  • Seasonal Variation in the incidence of GCA in the UK and Ireland, Poster presentation at the American College of Rheumatology conference, November 2022.

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