Irish Nephrology Society

The Irish Nephrology Society Team

Dr. Liam Plant

Dr. Liam Plant


Graduated in Physiology (1982) and Medicine (1985) from University College Cork.

General Professional Training in Medicine in Cork; Higher Specialist Training in Nephrology in



  • Consultant Renal Physician, Department of Renal Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh 1996-2001.
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine, The Edinburgh University Medical School 1998-2001.
    Consultant Renal Physician at Cork University Hospital.
  • Clinical Professor in Renal Medicine at University College Cork Medical School.

Clinical & Research interests include:

  • Patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease and their lifelong multi-modality management;
  • Disorders & Management of Fluid & Electrolyte Balance;
  • Renal Disease in Pregnancy;
  • Renal Disease in Cystic Fibrosis;
  • Adolescent Transition in Renal Medicine;
  • Quality of Life in Kidney Disease;
  • Ethical Aspects of Kidney Disease Management;
  • Organisation and Development of Renal Services.


  • National Specialty Director for Nephrology Training in Ireland (2002-05).
  • Chair of Irish National Renal Strategy Review (2003-09).
  • National Clinical Director of the HSE National Renal Office (NRO) (2009-18).


  • Vice Dean for Clinical & Strategic Partnerships, College of Medicine & Health, University College
  • Intern Network Co-ordinator, South Intern Network.
  • President, Irish Nephrology Society.
Dr. Catherine Brown

Dr. Catherine Brown


Consultant Nephrologist in University Hospital Waterford and secretary of the INS since 2018

Dr. Aisling O'Riordain

Dr. Aisling O'Riordain


Consultant Nephrologist in St. Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin and secretary of the INS since 2018