Dr. Gary Meenagh

Consultant Rheumatologist


About Dr. Meenagh

Dr. Gary Meenagh

Dr. Meenagh studied medicine at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he graduated with Honours and trained in Rheumatology at Musgrave Park Hospital and at the University of Ancona, Italy. In 2005 he was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine from Queen's University Belfast. He received a Diploma in Clinical Education from Queen's University Belfast in 2013.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He is a member of the British Society for Rheumatology and the Irish Society for Rheumatology.

He is a member of the organising committee for the Advanced Rheumatology Sonography website promoting the diffusion of musculoskeletal ultrasound within rheumatology in Europe.

Currently he acts as an Educational Supervisor for Queens University Belfast overseeing the training needs of junior doctors at Antrim Hospital.

Dr. Meenagh has a wide research portfolio including osteoarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and early inflammatory arthritis. He continues to collaborate with co-workers at the University of Ancona, Italy publishing articles regularly on musculoskeletal ultrasound in rheumatology.

Specialist Services

Dr Meenagh provides a full diagnostic service to patients with rheumatic disorders (including joint or muscle pain or arthritis) and will develop a personalised management plan to treat your complaint and discuss your concerns.

Specific rheumatological diagnostic tests may include:

  • Blood tests
  • Joint fluid analysis
  • X Ray examination
  • Bone density scan
  • Nerve conduction study
  • Computed tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations

Dr Meenagh is a well recognised expert nationally on the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound scanning to aid rapid diagnosis and provides this service to appropriate patients at the time of consultation.


Dr. Meenagh may use Ultrasound guided injection to treat the condition.

Tailored treatments may include:

  • Drug therapy
  • Steroid injections into inflamed joints
  • Injection into soft tissues (for conditions such as tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, or carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Ultrasound guided injection

Dr Meenagh may enlist the expertise from other health professionals allied to the care of patients with musculoskeletal disorders including:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Podiatrists

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Meenagh is registered with the General Medical Council and is on the Specialist Register for Rheumatology (GMC Number: 4207382).

Professional Indemnity provided by Medical Protection Society (Membership No: 239685).

He is also recognised for private practice by all leading Health Insurance companies and his provider numbers are as follows:

AXA PPP HealthcareGM02483
Standard Life4207382
PRU HealthPRU3583155
H3 Health Insurance

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  • 028 9068 7444Ulster Independant Clinic
  • 028 9066 7878Kingsbridge Private Hospital
  • 028 9268 0940Orthoderm Clinic

Published Texts

Musculoskeletal Sonography

Musculoskeletal Sonography

Technique, Anatomy, Semeiotics and Pathological Findings in Rheumatic Diseases.

more publications


MRI examinations may be required to help diagnose the condition.

Useful Links

American College of Rheumatology

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

Arthritis Care

Arthritis Research UK

more useful links