Norris, Prof. Suzanne
Speciality: Gastroenterology, Hepatology
Practice: Suite 25, Blackrock Clinic
Clinic Times: Every Tuesday pm
Telephone: 01 910 8901
Fax: 01 969 5572
Viral hepatitis; Haemochromatosis; NAFLD; Cirrhosis
A graduate of UCD, Prof Norris trained in hepatology at the National Liver Transplant Centre at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, and the Institute of Liver Studies at King’s College Hospital. She was appointed consultant in viral hepatitis and liver transplantation in 2000 At Kings’ College.
In 2002, Prof Norris returned as Consultant Hepatologist and Senior Lecturer at St James’s Hospital/ Trinity College Dublin, and subsequently was appointed Professor in Gastroenterology & Hepatology in 2008 at Trinity College Dublin.
Prof Norris is a former member of the National Consultative Council for Hepatitis C, former member of the governing board of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (2007-2008), EASL Scientific Committee (2005-2008), AASLD Education Committee (2007-2009) and former committee member of the British Society of the Study of the Liver (2000-2004). She was National Specialty Director for gastroenterology/hepatology registrar training in Ireland from 2007-2012 at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, and Vice-Dean of Postgraduate Specialist Training 2012-2015.
Prof Norris is the co-founder and former chair of the Irish Hepatitis C Outcomes Research Network. She was the Clinical Lead to the HSE National HCV Treatment Programme 2016-2017.
RCPI, EASL, AASLD, ISG
Dates for the Diary
9th June 2022, International NASH Day
This is a global occasion to raise awareness about Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis (NASH), the advanced form of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), and the actions that people can take to address this life-threatening disease.
Please download the following patient information leaflets to learn more about NASH and you:
For further information:
- Join the conversation. #NASHDay https://www.international-nash-day.com/
- FibroScan® liver assessment https://liverwellness.ie/fibroscan/
1st – 7th June 2022, the Irish Haemochromatosis Association marks World Haemochromatosis Awareness Week
“1 IN 5 IRISH PEOPLE CARRY THE HAEMOCHROMATOSIS OR ‘IRON OVERLOAD’ GENE – EARLY DIAGNOSIS IS ESSENTIAL”
Haemochromatosis or ‘iron overload’ is Ireland’s most common genetic condition. Early diagnosis is vital and if untreated can lead to organ damage or premature death. The Irish Haemochromatosis Association (IHA) estimates there are at least 20,000 undiagnosed cases of Haemochromatosis in Ireland.
Haemochromatosis is more common in Ireland than anywhere else in the world, as one in five people carry one copy of the gene and one in every 83 Irish people carry two copies of the gene, predisposing them to develop iron overload.
This year, for World Haemochromatosis Awareness Week, 1st – 7th June 2022, the IHA aims to raise awareness of the condition and its symptoms in order to save lives. Several City and County Councils are supporting the campaign to ‘light up red’ several iconic public buildings during World Haemochromatosis Awareness Week, and also teams up with the GAA in a health promotion partnership.
Commenting on the awareness drive for World Haemochromatosis Awareness Week, Dr Maurice Manning, Chair of the Irish Haemochromatosis Association and who himself has Haemochromatosis says, “Ireland has more cases than anywhere else in the world and we want everyone to understand what Haemochromatosis is and how important early diagnosis is. Although we remain in a pandemic, it is important that people don’t ignore worrying symptoms, that they talk to their GP and arrange a blood test.
Though life-threatening, once diagnosed before organ damage has occurred, Haemochromatosis can be successfully treated and patients go on to live their lives to the full, without any impact.”
Professor Suzanne Norris, Consultant in Hepatology and Gastroenterology at St. James’s Hospital and Blackrock Clinic says, “Ireland has the highest rates of Haemochromatosis in the world. Ill health from Haemochromatosis and the development of serious complications such as cirrhosis can be prevented by simple treatment such as blood donation, and life expectancy in treated non-cirrhotic patients is normal. Early diagnosis is therefore critical.
The Irish Haemochromatosis Association was established over 21 years ago. Voluntary Board Member, Margaret Mullett, has worked tirelessly over many years with the IHA and supports patients and people who are newly diagnosed, through the charity’s Helpline. Margaret who is a Dublin-based former chemistry teacher, sadly lost her husband, Dr George Mullet, to the condition. He was diagnosed with Haemochromatosis just six weeks before he died in June 2000, awaiting a heart transplant in the Mater Hospital.
All five adult children were then tested and were diagnosed with Haemochromatosis – by a strange coincidence Margaret also tested positive for Haemochromatosis. Margaret and all five siblings have received treatment and are living their lives unaffected by the condition.
For further information about the Irish Haemochromatosis Association, please follow this link: www.haemochromatosis-ir.com
IRELAND’S FIRST “DIABETES LIVER SCREEN INITIATIVE” WAS HELD IN NOVEMBER 2017
Ireland has a silent epidemic – Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) which may be extremely prevalent in the Type 2 diabetes community.
A recent Irish liver screening initiative supports the International Clinical Guideline recommendations that all people with type 2 diabetes should be screened for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.
Please follow this link for details and results:
Please follow this link to watch Professor Norris in interview on TV3’s Sunday AM programme, 29th April 2018: