Glasnevin Family Practice

Dr. Mary-Carmel Burke

I grew up near Glasnevin, so was delighted to practice back in my own community. My involvement with Glasnevin Family Practice began in 1993, when I came to work with its founder, Dr Catherine Hayes. 

Since becoming a GP, education, holistic care and prevention became core priorities for my work. When I took over as principal of Glasnevin Family Practice in 2001, I used this ethos as the foundation underlying the way we manage our work now. As this Practice has grown, I have worked hard to make sure we always prioritise our patients’ needs and always consider the complex picture that can be hidden underneath a seemingly simple diagnosis.

An inspiration for me has been Francis W Peabody who said "The secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient" and "The treatment of a disease may be entirely impersonal, the care of the patient must be completely personal. 

Glasnevin Family Practice has a dedicated group of doctors who also embrace this ethos. They bring experience and energy to their work and are passionate about providing high quality care to this community.



Graduated University College Dublin, 1987

GP Training with Trinity College Dublin 1988-1991

Diploma in Child Health 1989

Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1990

Family Planning Certification 1990

Entered the General Medical Scheme (GMS) in 1996

Professional memberships and board positions

 Membership of Irish College of General Practitioners 1991

Membership of Royal College of General Practitioners, UK, 1991

Irish Society of Occupational Health

Medical Director of GP Services at DCU Campus  Medical Centre, 1995-2011

EURACT, European Academy of Teachers in General Practice, from 2010

Member of the Board of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, from 2011

Medical Director, GP Services at Highfield Health Care from 2012

Liaison Committee for Ireland East Hospital Group from 2013 



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