Dr Paul Brennan

Dr Paul Brennan

BMed Sci (Hons), MBBS, FRCP

Consultant in Clinical Genomics

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  • Biography icon plus

    Dr Brennan trained as an adult physician before undertaking further training in paediatrics and clinical genetics. He was appointed to the post of Consultant in Clinical Genetics with the Northern Genetics Service, Newcastle upon Tyne, in 2002. He provides a regional service for families affected by heritable cardiovascular diseases across three cities, in addition to leading the regional cancer genetics and endocrine genetics services. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University as well as a Consultant in Genomic Medicine.

    Dr Brennan started his Consultant post as Clinical Lead of the Teesside Genetics Unit, developing a team and clinical services from scratch into a busy NHS department serving a population of one million. Between 2008 and 2018 he was Clinical Director of the Northern Genetics Service, leading a large and diverse team of clinicians and scientists, providing genetic diagnosis, management and counselling to the population of North East England and North Cumbria. During this time he encountered almost every challenge conceivable ranging from staff and budget through to cutting-edge technological development.

    In 2014, Dr Brennan was appointed Clinical Lead of the North East & North Cumbria NHS Genomic Medicine Centre and led both enrolment of patients into the 100,000 Genomes Project and the development of a regional genomics education strategy.

    Dr Brennan is a passionate and busy teacher with over 20 years experience teaching undergraduates, postgraduates and other professional groups. He has developed undergraduate genetics teaching in Malaysia and for cancer nurses in Germany. He has written over 50 medical papers and contributed to a number of well-respected textbooks.

  • Clinical interests icon plus

    Inherited Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer Genetics, Inherited Endocrine Disease, Inherited Skin Disease 

Practice locations

NHS base

The Northern Genetics Service, Newcastle upon Tyne

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