Meet The Team

Doctors

Dr. Tom Kennedy

Dr. Rob Williams

Dr. Miriam Birch

Dr. Colm O’Brien

Dr. Lize Du Toit

Dr. Michael Gorman

Dr. Christine Ritter

Dr. Kenneth Fitzpatrick.

Dr.Tom Kennedy

MB, BCh, BAO, DRCOG, DFFP, DMS, MRCGP, Adv Dip Occ. Med.

Tom graduated from University College Cork and completed post-graduate training in general practice in England. He was an honorary clinical research fellow at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and then completed a NHS research training fellowship.

He was a clinical lecturer in general practice at Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’s Medical School in London. After that he was an executive with Lambeth Primary Care Trust and an honorary senior clinical research fellow at Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’s.

He commenced at Gorey Family Practice in 2005 where he is the senior clinician. He is a member of the Ireland East Hospital Group GP Advisory Committee and a GP Trainer on the Dublin Mid Leinster GP Training Scheme.

He has trained in Occupational Medicine at the University of Manchester.

Dr. Rob Williams

MB, BCh, MRCS (A&E).

Rob graduated from Edinburgh University and initially trained as a specialist in emergency medicine.

He then completed training in general practice and worked as a GP in the UK before joining Gorey Family Practice in 2007.

Dr. Miriam Birch

MB, BS, MRCP, MRCGP, DFFP.

Miriam graduated from the University of London and having first trained in hospital medicine then trained in general practice. She has additional training in Women’s health.

She worked with Dr. Terry Lyons at Coolgreany Surgery prior to joining Gorey Family Practice.

Dr. Colm O’Brien

MB, BCh, BAO (Hons), MICGP, MRCPI, P.Dip in Clinical Education.

Colm qualified with honours from University College Dublin in 2003 and joined the practice in 2012.

He spent time in Australia before returning to complete his GP training with the Trinity College GP Training Scheme. He also attained membership exams of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (MRCPI), a Diploma in Dermatology at UCD and a Certificate in Diabetes with the ICGP.

He recently completed a Diploma in Clinical Education at the National University of Ireland, Galway and is a clinical tutor for undergraduates at The Royal College Of Surgeons Medical School in Dublin. He is also a tutor at University College Dublin.

Dr. Lize Du Toit

MB, BCh, DCH, LFOM, MICGP.

Lize graduated from the University of Pretoria. She worked as a GP in South Africa for a number of years before moving to Ireland. She has postgraduate qualifications in occupational health and in general practice.

Dr. Michael Gorman

MB, BCh, BAO, DRCOG, MRCGP

Michael was born in Northern Ireland and qualified in Belfast in 1994. He then completed GP training in Somerset, England, and worked as a GP for 16 years in the same practice as his wife Dr. Christine Ritter. In addition he was a forensic police doctor for 6 years and the GP cardiology lead for Somerset for 6 years. He is looking forward to re-bonding with his natural homeland!

Dr. Christine Ritter

MRCGP, DRCOG, MD.

Christine was born in Germany and qualified from Bonn University in 1994. She completed her training in Somerset and worked with her husband as a GP partner for 12 years. Christine also worked for 20 years as a doctor in the A&E department of the local District Hospital. She has a keen interest in women’s health, family planning (holding a current certificate for implanon/IUD/IUS fits), paediatrics and lifestyle medicine. As her two adult children are now more independent she is looking forward to a new challenge in beautiful Ireland with Gorey Family Practice.

Emma-Kate Doyle

RGN, RM

Emma graduated as a Midwife at Holles Street Hospital, Dublin. She is a midwife and practice nurse.

Marguerite Quirke

RNID, RGN

Marguerite worked in general practice for several years before joining Gorey Family Practice. She has a special interest and training in diabetes mellitus, and in mental handicap.

Catherine Ryan

RGN.

Catherine is a practice nurse with special interests in asthma and cardiovascular disease.

All of the doctors and nurses are trained in family planning and contraception.

Rue Wheeler

Osteopath

Rue sees patients at the surgery. He is a trained osteopath and provides a service to all ages from infants up.