Consultant Adolescent and Paediatric Rheumatologist Associate Clinical Professor UCD
Dr Orla Killeen graduated from University College Ireland, Galway (NUIG) in 1996. She trained in General Paediatrics in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, and in Temple Street University Hospital, Dublin, before sub-specialising in Paediatric Rheumatology. She undertook her paediatric rheumatology training at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, London, and went on to complete a Barbara Ansell Fellowship in Paediatric Rheumatology in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow. She was appointed as Ireland’s first Paediatric Rheumatologist in 2004, and has been based at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, and St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, since July 2006. She established the National Centre for Paediatric Rheumatology (NCPR) in 2006, providing care for patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders both on a local and national level. Her areas of interest include care of the Young person/Adolescent Rheumatology focusing in particular on Transition as well as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), Down’s Arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) and Auto-Inflammatory Syndromes.