RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Dr. Patrick A Walsh

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. C.Biol., FRSB, FIBMS

Senior Lecturer in Physiology & HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist (CS18852)

School of Medicine, RCSI-Bahrain.

Email: pwalsh@rcsi-mub.com

Tel: +973 1735 1450, Ext.: 3450


I received my B.Sc. in Physiology from University College Cork (1974) followed by an M.Sc. in Medicinal Chemistry from Loughborough University of Technology, Leicestershire, UK (1976) and a Ph.D. in Physiology from the National University of Ireland Galway (1985).

I worked as a Biochemist (Basic Grade) in the Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, for 12 months during the period 1974-75. From 1982-85, I was employed as a Biochemist (Senior Grade) at St. John’s & Barrington’s Hospitals in Limerick. This was followed by 27 years as a faculty member at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), with an appointment as a Lecturer in the Biomedical Sciences, and then moved to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain as Senior Lecturer in Physiology in 2013.

Selected honours include highest score in M.Sc. thesis and recipient of a Research Fellowship from the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG).

Administrative duties
  • University admission interviews.
  • Examiner of postgraduate students taking the MRCS examination.
  • Chair of RCSI Bahrain Student Affairs Committee (SAC).
  • Member of RCSI examination appeals panel.
  • External examiner in Physiology to the University Of Medical Sciences & Technology (UMST), Khartoum, Sudan.
  • Areas of expertise / research interests:

    1. Clinical Biochemistry: analytical methodologies, report interpretation, & QC.

    2. Physiology: renal acid-base homeostatic mechanisms.

    3. Medicinal Chemistry: investigation of the biological activities of natural products. Drug metabolism & Pharmacokinetics, including animal husbandry, small animal surgical techniques, collection of body fluids, and drug and chemical analysis using HPLC, GLC, and Immunoassay.

    4. Medical Education: Development of undergraduate curriculum and assessment methodologies.

    Recent publications

    1. “Potential errors in the determination of urinary ammonium by formol titration”. Analytical Biochemistry, 2015. In press.

    2. “A technique for the collection of urinary specimens from the bladder during renal metabolic studies in the anaesthetized rabbit”. Lab. Animal, 2015. In press.

    3. “An appraisal of the in vivo role of phosphate as a modulator of urinary ammonium excretion in the acidotic rabbit”. Journal of Experimental Physiology, 2015. In press.

    Recent International Conferences / Training Programs attended:

    1. The Association of Clinical Biochemistry Management & Leadership Course (14 -19th July, 2013), University of Surrey Postgraduate Medical School, UK.

    2. International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) conference (21 -26th July 2013), Birmingham, UK.

    3. AMEE Conference on Medical Education: (24-28 August 2013) Prague, Czech Republic.

    4. Techniques & Applications of Mol. Biol. Univ. of Warwick, UK. 14 – 17th July 2014.

    5. 3rd Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine Conference at the Arab Health Congress, Dubai, UAE, 28th January 2015.

    6. Association of Clinical Biochemistry Focus meeting, Cardiff Millennium Conference Centre, Wales, 8th – 11th June 2015.