Dr Nina Byrnes
Doctor, Medical Affairs TV Presenter, Author and Columnist
Dr Nina Byrnes graduated with an Honours Medical Degree from Trinity College Dublin in 1996. She undertook postgraduate training in hospital medicine in Ireland, the USA and Australia including time in the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Ohio before becoming a Member of the Irish College of General Practitioners. In addition to her GP qualifications Nina obtained a post graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry as she believes strongly that a person’s mental health has a profound influence on their physical wellbeing. Nina’s work encompasses all areas of general family practice but her special interests are cardiovascular and preventive health, women’s health and lifestyle medicine. She is known for her ability to break down medical jargon and her empathetic straight talking approach.
In addition to working full time as a GP Nina is also a presenter of the popular RTE TV show “Health of the Nation”. She has contributed to afternoon TV show “4 Live" . and contributes regularly to radio shows on several local and national stations. She writes a weekly column “Medical Matters” for the Agenda Magazine of the Sunday Business Post and has recently completed a health book commissioned by Blackwater press and due for publication in autumn 2011.
Nina's media work also involves working with medical and consumer brands on health and lifestyle related issues.
Having had many excellent mentors throughout her career Nina is committed to the next generation of doctors. She is involved in teaching undergraduate Trinity Medical Students.
Nina was born in Ireland but spent part of her childhood living in France and the USA. She is now settled in Dublin where she is a partner in Oakwood Medical Clinic, Castleknock, D15