Dr. Sarmad Waqas

Dr. Sarmad Waqas
Name:Dr. Sarmad Waqas FRCPI, FRCP(Edin), FCPS-Med, MBBS, BSc
Title:Consultant Physician Tallaght University Hospital
Clinical Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin
Speciality:General Medicine and Infectious Diseases


Dr. Sarmad Waqas completed his specialist training in Ireland in 2019 and since has been working as a Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine. He was appointed at Tallaght Hospital as the first consultant in the speciality of Infectious Diseases in 2022 and was working as a consultant in St. Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin before that.

He is currently leading the Tallaght Hospital OPAT (Out-Patient Antimicrobial Therapy) program that encompasses treatment of complicated infections of a person at their home with intravenous antimicrobials. 

Dr. Waqas has published his research and academic work in numerous peer reviewed medical journals and has presented in multiple National and International Scientific Meetings.


2024: F.R.C.P.I.
2023: F.R.C.P. (Edinburgh)
2019: C.S.C.S.T. (Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training) in Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine from Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI)
2019: Special Purpose Certificate in Academic Practice Trinity College Dublin
2013: M.R.C.P.I.
2012: M.R.C.P. (UK)
2010: F.C.P.S. (Medicine) College Of  Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
2004: M.B., B.S.  King Edward Medical College Lahore, Pakistan
2003: B. Sc. Punjab University Lahore, Pakistan

Professional Memberships

Collegiate Fellowship, BST Trainer and HST (Infectious Diseases) Trainer Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Fellowship Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
IDSI co-representative Irish National antimicrobial stewardship advisory group
Membership Infectious Diseases Society of Ireland
Collegiate Membership, BST Trainer and HST (Infectious Diseases) Trainer Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Fellowship General Medicine College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan


  • Importance of excluding invasive Aspergillus infection prior to immunosuppression.
    Zahid A, Waqas S
    Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Published 17th June 2022
  • Discharge delaying factors for Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) suitable patients in an Irish Tertiary Hospital during COVID-19
    Staunton S, Rajendran D, Maher P, McCann J, McNicholas S, Feeney E, O’Broin C, Savinelli S, Mallon P, Watson A, Waqas S
    JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance Published 14th Oct 2021
  • An Alarm Bell: Increase in Multidrug Resistant and Extended Drug Resistant Enteric Fever over 10 years.
    Waqas S
    The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh JRCPE
    Published Sep 2021 ( https://doi.org/10.4997/JRCPE.2021.330 )
  • Changing attitudes towards Annual Influenza Vaccination amongst staff in a Tertiary Care Irish University Hospital.
    Kearns E, Callanan I, O’Reilly A, Purcell A, Tuohy N, Bulfin S, Smyth A, Bairead E, Fitzgerald S, Feeney E, Waqas S.
    Irish Journal of Medical Sciences Published 13th May 2021
  • Diagnosis of tuberculosis with molecular methods and treatment of Axial Skeleton Tuberculosis
    Kelly NW, Waqas S.
    The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh JRCPE published 23rd Jan 2021
  • Prospective observational study of respiratory Aspergillus colonization or disease in patients with various stages of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease utilizing culture vs non-culture techniques.
    Waqas S, Dunne K, Talento AF, Wilson G, Martin-Loeches I, Keane J, Rogers TR.
    Medical Mycology published 14th Sep 2020
  • Tocilizumab Therapy in Individuals with COVID-19 Infection and Hyper inflammatory State.
    McCarthy C., Savinelli S., Feeney E.R., Butler M.W., O’Broin C., Ryan S., O’Neill L., Murphy D.J., Gallagher C.G., McKone EF., Waqas S., Cotter A., Doran P, Keane M.P., Mallon P.W.
    Respirology Published 21st July 2020
  • There is more to this fever than meets the eye: A case of neuroleptic malignant like syndrome (NMLS) secondary to withdrawal of procyclidine and dopamine agonists on a background of long- standing flupenthixol depot use
    Waqas S, Talty M, O’Keefe S, Flood J, Doherty A,
    Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine; 2020 Apr 8:1-4 (PMID 32264984)
  • Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome Under Recognized Across the Irish Sea!
    S Waqas, A Baqi, MA Rasheed, E Kelly
    The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2019 Dec;49(4):345-346 (PMID 31808466)
  • What stops doctors switching from intravenous to oral antibiotics?
    D Hogan-Murphy, S Waqas, H Tuite, U NiRiain
    Irish Medical Journal 2019 Vol 112; No. 8; P987 (PMID: 31650816)
  • A Unique Case of Concurrent Long Bone Osteomyelitis and Empyema caused by Fusobacterium nucleatum
    Waqas S, Bannan C, Byrne D, O’Connel S, Clarke S, Merry C
    Irish Medical Journal 2018 Jan; 111(1): 675 (PMID: 29869856)
  • Influenza Vaccine Uptake amongst In-patients in Acute Medical Unit of a Tertiary Care Irish Hospital.
    Waqas S, O’Callaghan M, Bury E, Collins O, Kelly E, McGrath E
    Irish Medical Journal 2016 Nov/Dec; 109(10): 491 (PMID: 28644596)
  • Experience of Dolutegravir in HIV infected treatment naïve patients from a tertiary care University Hospital in Ireland.
    Waqas S, O’Connor M, Levey C, Mallon P, Sheehan G, Patel A, Avramovic G, Lambert JS
    Sage Open Medicine 2016 Oct; 4:1–3 (PMID: 27826447)
  • Appropriateness of medical admissions and of continued in-patient stay at an acute Irish hospital.
    Waqas S, Galvin Z, Demirdal VD, O'Connor T, Windrim C, McCormick K, Doyle R, Chadwick G
    Irish Medical Journal 2016 March; 109(3): 380 (PMID: 27685827)
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) In HIV Infected Pregnant Women, With Focus on Protease Inhibitors.
    Waqas S, Lambert JS
    Future Virology 2015; 10(7): 915-922.
    (DOI https://doi.org/10.2217/fvl.15.47)
  • Adequacy of pleural fluid tests in a hospital setting.
    Waqas S, McGing P
    Hospital Doctor of Ireland 2014 Feb; 20(1):24-6 
  • The prevalence of Renal Complications in NIDDM
    Sheikh AJ, Khan AA, Najib U, Waqas S, Shah IA, Qureshi HN, Hashmi T, Shakeel S, Iqtidar S, Zahoor Z, Khan SJ
    2006 Apr-June; (5): 11-3