Dr Len Harty                                            

Consultant Rheumatologist                            

Education / Credentials / Qualifications:MB BCh BAO MRCPI PhD

Speciality / Department: Medicine             

Special Interests: Inflammatory Arthritis, Vasculitis, Scleroderma,

Professional Experience / Previous Hospitals: SpR training scheme Ireland, Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge, RLBUHT Liverpool                               

Year became Consultant in South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital: 2020    

Membership in professional/scientific societies:     UKIVAS, ISR

Awards, Honors, Membership in Honorary Societies: Newman Fellow, Bresnihan / Molloy fellow, O’Connell medal for immunology                                                  

Publications: cf. pubmed                         


Letter to GPs May 2020

Dear Colleague,

I have recently joined the team at the South infirmary Victoria University Hospital as a consultant rheumatologist and general physician. I have taken over from Dr Mark Phelan and welcome referrals of patients with rheumatology problems.

My specific areas of interest include:

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  2. Spondyloarthritis: Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Crohn’s etc.
  3. Connective Tissue Disease: SLE, Scleroderma, Myositis, Sarcoid etc.
  4. Vasculitis: Giant cell / Temporal arteritis, Small Vessel (Wegener’s etc.)
  5. Osteoporosis and bone health.
  6. Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Crystalline arthritis.

Brief CV

I completed undergraduate medical education in UCD in 2005 followed by higher specialist training in rheumatology and general internal medicine with the RCPI. I was awarded a EULAR postgraduate certificate in rheumatology in 2010 and a PhD by UCD in 2012 for my thesis on the therapy of rheumatoid and spondyloarthritis. I subsequently undertook a 2 year tenure as a consultant in the Department of Vasculitis and Lupus in Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge and laterally have become a certified clinical densitometrist for the purpose of DXA evaluation.  

I look forward to cooperating with you for the care of your patients.


Dr Len Harty

Page last updated: 08/05/2020

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