Colm Bergin is a Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases, St James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin.
He is the Clinical Director of the Surgical and Medical Subspecialties Directorate (endocrinology, rheumatology, dermatology, neurology, GU Medicine & Infectious Diseases, Opthalmology, ENT services and gynaecology) at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin.
He is the National Specialty Director for Infectious Diseases, Royal College of Physicians, Ireland.
After completing undergraduate training at Trinity College Dublin in 1989, Prof Bergin completed training in General Medicine and specialist training in Genitourinary Medicine, subsequent to which he was appointed Lecturer in Clinical and Respiratory Medicine at St. James’s Hospital/Trinity College Dublin from 1994-1996. He completed a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Boston University Hospital from 1996-1999 and was appointed to his present clinical and academic positions in 1999.
Prof Bergin is a member of numerous professional organisations, including:
- Irish Infectious Diseases Society of Ireland (IDSI)
- European Society of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)
- European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS)
- British Infection Society (BIS) and
- British HIV Association (BHIVA).
He has served on several scientific committees:
- Among administrative roles, he is a Council Member of the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland
- Vice President (in-loco) of the Infectious Diseases Society of Ireland (IDSI) and
- Clinical Services Co-ordinator for the British Infection Society (2002-2005).
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
- National Specialty Director for Infectious Diseases, Royal College of Physicians, Ireland.
Prof Bergin’s specialty interests are infection and immunosuppression; hepatitis infections, sexual health and antimicrobial stewardship.