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Malachi McKenna

Professor Malachi McKenna is a consultant Endocrinologist at St Michael’s Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. He qualified from University College Dublin in 1978. He trained in Dublin, Detroit (at Henry Ford Hospital) and Boston (at the Joslin Clinic). He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. He is a founder and director of the DXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) Unit at St Vincent’s University Hospital, and he is clinical director of the metabolism laboratory group. He is UCD Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine and Medical Sciences at University College Dublin. He has a clinical research interest in disorders of bone and mineral metabolism and in vitamin D. He has published 99 peer-reviewed publications and 8 chapters.

Disclosures: Research investigator for Ultragenyx.


Latest contributions from Malachi McKenna

Osteoporosis (illustration)

18-02-2019 | Osteoporosis | Editorial | Article

Osteoporosis therapy: Drug holiday or not?

Malachi McKenna explains the risks of long-term bisphosphonate therapy in patients with osteoporosis, and the rationale for a drug holiday. He also compares bisphosphonates with denosumab, and explains why denosumab should not be followed by a drug holiday.

DXA image of whole body

31-05-2018 | Osteoporosis | View from the clinic | Article

Monitoring bone health with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in pediatric patients

Advisory board member and consultant endocrinologist Malachi McKenna summarizes the use of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in monitoring bone health and diagnosing low bone mineral mass in children.