Dr Patrick Stapleton
Dr Patrick Stapleton is a Consultant Microbiologist at UL Hospitals Group. He graduated with first class honours from the medical school at NUI Galway in 2008. He then undertook initial training in medicine and specialist training in clinical microbiology in Ireland, before embarking in 2016 on clinical and research fellowships at Toronto’s famed Hospital for Sick Children. Dr Stapleton was grateful to receive initial support for his international fellowships from the Dr Richard Steevens Scholarship, and subsequent support from Cystic Fibrosis Canada through the Jennifer and Robert Sturgess Research Fellowship. He has presented his research findings arising from these fellowships at national and international meetings and in peer-reviewed publications. Areas of special interest: Laboratory investigation of infections in people with cystic fibrosis Molecular diagnostics in microbiology Whole genome sequencing of microbes to investigate infectious disease transmission.