Professor Richard Walsh

TitleProfessor Richard Walsh MD MRCPI
Consultant Neurologist
Contact DetailsP: 01 414 4061 (public secretary)
SpecialtyNeurology (General Neurology & Movement Disorders)
Dr. Walsh began his training in neurology with a Research Fellowship in Movement Disorders and Dystonia with Prof. Michael Hutchinson in St. Vincent’s University Hospital. He went on to complete his specialty training in neurology in Dublin before moving to Toronto where he worked in Toronto Western Hospital for two years. While there he worked under Prof. Anthony Lang and Dr. Eleno Moro, completing Clinical Fellowships in Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation.

Since 2012, Dr. Walsh has run the Tallaght Movement Disorders Unit where he works with a Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist and a Movement Disorders Fellow.

Dr. Walsh also co-directs the National Ataxia Clinic with his colleague Dr. Sinead Murphy.

Special interests

Subspecialty interests include:
1) Management of Advanced Parkinson’s disease
2) Surgical and pump therapies in Parkinson’s disease
3) Inherited Ataxia
4) Botulinum toxin treatment of dystonia
5) Functional movement disorders
6) Tremor disorders

Education & Experience

Medical Graduate of UCD 2002
Dystonia Research Fellow, St. Vincent’s Hospital 2005-2007
Doctorate of Medicine (MD) UCD 2008
Parkinson Society Canada Fellow in Movement Disorders, Toronto Western Hospital (2010-2011)
Edmund J Safra Fellow in Deep Brain Stimulation, Toronto Western Hospital (2011-12)