Professor Barbara Ryan

Dr Barbara Ryan

Professor Barbara Ryan
Contact Details 01 414 2091
Specialty Consultant Gastroenterologist and Clinical Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Special Interests

HPB Disease
Interventional Endoscopy


MB, BCh, BAO (Hons) Trinity College Dublin 1993
MD, Trinity College Dublin 2000
MSc in Molecular Medicine, Trinity College Dublin 2000
Diploma in Health Management for Doctors, RCSI 2001
MRCPI 1995
CSCST in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine 2001


Prof. Barbara Ryan is Consultant Gastroenterologist and Clinical Lead of the Department of Gastroenterology and a Clinical Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin. She has a special interest in HPB disease, EUS, ERCP, complex endoscopic intervention and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). She worked in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK before she took up her current consultant post in Tallaght University Hospital in 2004. 

She was National Specialty Director for higher specialist training in Gastroenterology in Ireland from 2012-2015 and has been a member of the Executive Board of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology since 2005 and is a former Treasurer. She is actively involved in teaching and research and has published widely in her areas of interest.


Trinity College Scholar
Numerous undergraduate and postgraduate awards
‘Rising Star’ in Gastroenterology of the United European Gastroenterology Federation 2003
Former Treasurer of Irish Society of Gastroenterology and member of the Executive Board 2005- present day
National Specialty Director for Gastroenterology 2012-2015
Member of Gastroenterology Advisory Group on Colorectal Cancer for the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP)

Professional Memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians in Ireland 2005
Irish Society of Gastroenterology
European Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE)
European Society for Crohn’s & Colitis (ECCO)