Dr. Seán O’Dowd

Dr. Sean O'Dowd
NameDr. Seán O'Dowd
TitleConsultant Neurologist
Contact details:

Public appointments: 01 414 2443 or 01 414 2090

Private appointments: 087 160 5298
Email: Mary.Darragh2@tuh.ie - for private appointments only

Dr. Seán O’Dowd is a Consultant Neurologist at Tallaght University Hospital. He completed specialist training in Neurology in Dublin, including a Research Fellowship and MD in Neurodegeneration at UCD. In 2015, he was awarded the HSE Dr Richard Steevens’ Scholarship to gain further subspecialty experience in neurodegenerative disorders, and disorders of sleep, in Newcastle upon Tyne. Following this, he worked as an NHS Consultant at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and as an Honorary Consultant at the Cambridge Memory Clinic at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. His subspecialty interests include neurodegenerative disorders including young- and later-onset dementias, Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonian disorders, as well as neurological sleep disorders. Dr. O’Dowd has published a number of papers and book chapters in the field of neurodegenerative disorders and continues to be involved in a number of research projects with Newcastle University.


B.Sc. (Pharmacy), Trinity College Dublin 1999
MB BCh BAO (Hons), Trinity College Dublin 2006
Membership of Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 2008
MD, University College Dublin 2013


Consultant Neurologist, Tallaght University Hospital, 2017 to present
Consultant Neurologist, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, and Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge 2016-2017
HSE Dr. Richard Steevens’ Clinical and Research Fellow, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University and Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 2015-2016 and Honorary Specialist Registrar, Newcastle Regional Sleep Service and Newcastle Lewy Body Dementias Clinic
Specialist Registrar in Neurology, 2009-2015
Neurodegeneration Research Fellow, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and UCD Conway Institute, 2009-2011

Professional Membership

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience
Association of British Neurologists
American Academy of Neurology
International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society