Geraldine McCarthy MD, FRCPI Consultant Rheumatologist Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Dublin and Clinical Professor of Medicine University College Dublin.
Geraldine McCarthy graduated in Medicine from University College Dublin, National University of Ireland. She received her Fellowship in Rheumatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin where she developed her interest in calcium crystal deposition diseases. Her research has focused on the biological effects of calcium-containing crystals in degenerative joint disease as well as in atherosclerosis and breast cancer and has been funded by many sources including the National Institutes of Health, Arthritis Foundation, American Federation for Aging Research, US Department of Defence and the Wellcome Trust. She was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1996 where she remained until her return to Dublin, Ireland. She was appointed Consultant in Rheumatology at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin in 1999 where she runs a busy clinical practice and a clinical research program. She teaches as part of the University College Dublin Faculty of Medicine where she has been appointed Clinical Professor of Medicine. She is the author of over 100 publications and has spoken at many national and international meetings. She has been winner of several research and teaching awards and has mentored medicine and science graduates in clinical practice and in research. She will present a State-of-the-Art lecture on the topic of calcium crystal deposition diseases at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting 2016 in Washington DC.