Prof. Joseph Keane: TB and Research: a Consumptive Pursuit

'TB and Research: a Consumptive Pursuit'
Professor Joseph Keane, MD, BSc, MRCPI, MRCP(UK)
Wednesday 25th January 2012

Joseph Keane is a Consultant Respiratory Physician in St. James’s Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine in Trinity College. He completed a clinical and research post-doctoral fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.

Prof Keane’s research interests include the host immune response to tuberculosis; and developing improved diagnostic tests for this disease. His NEJM article on the association of TB reactivation and the use of TNF blockers is the most cited tuberculosis paper of the last 10 years. He is the director of the TB service in St. James’s Hospital, which is the designated supra-regional center for tuberculosis.

The Health Research Board, Science Foundation Ireland, and the Royal City of Dublin Hospital Trust fund Prof Keane’s research.

Prof Keane was the recipient of the Inaugural William Stokes Award in September 2011 in recognition of his research activities.