RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Professor Joe McMenamin

Professor Joe McMenamin
Vice President for Academic Affairs and
Head of School of Medicine
Office: +973 1735 1450 Ext.: 3565


Areas of Expertise:

Paediatrics and Neurology; Paediatric Epilepsy; Electroencephalography and Paediatric Neurophysiology; Neonatal Neurology.



• MB Bch BAO University College Dublin 1972
• Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Paediatrics: FRCP(C) 1978
• Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Neurology: FRCP(C) 1978
• Member of the American Academy of Neurology 1982
• Doctorate in Medicine (by thesis), National University of Ireland: MD (NUI) 1984
• Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland - Paediatrics: FRCPI 1985
• Dean of Faculty of Paediatrics, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland: 1986-88
• Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (UK) 1996
• Associate Professor of Paediatrics, RCSI Dublin 1996 - 2010
• Professor of Paediatrics RCSI Bahrain, 2010-2013


Current Areas of Activity:

• Responsible for academic affairs in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing & Midwifery and the School of Postgraduate Studies & Research



Tirupathi S, Webb DW, Phelan E, Butler K, McMenamin JB: Central hypoventilation syndrome after Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis and herpes infection. Pediatr Neurol 2008; 39: 358-360.
Lynch N, Lynch SA, McMenamin J, Webb D: Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba Syndrome: A cause of extreme macrocephaly and neurodevelopmental delay. ADC Published Online First: 25 March 2009. doi:10.1136/adc.2008.155663
Tirupathi S, McMenamin JB, Webb DW: Analysis of factors influencing admission to intensive care following convulsive status epilepticus in children: Seizure. 2009 Nov; 18 (9):630-3. Epub 2009 Aug 21.
Yang SU, He XY, Olpin SE, Sutton VR, McMenamin JB, Philipp M, Denman RB, and Malik M. Proc 17. Mental retardation linked to mutations in the HSD17B10 gene interfering with neurosteroid metabolism: Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Sep 1; 106 (35):14820-4. Epub 2009 (Aug).
Leen WG (multi-author) Glucose transporter-1 deficiency syndrome: the expanding clinical and genetic spectrum of a treatable disorder: Brain 2010 133(3): 655-670.
Byrne S, Kearns J, Carolan R, McMenamin J, Klepper J, Webb D. Refractory absence epilepsy associated with GLUT-1 deficiency syndrome: Epilepsia. 2011 Mar 2. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2011.02989.x. [Epub ahead of print]
Ibrahim LF, Brenner, C, McMenamin J, Webb D: Frey Syndrome in neurofibromatosis: BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.09.2009.2286