Dr. Frank Ward

Francis Ward

Title Dr. Frank Ward
Contact DetailsFrancis.Ward@tuh.ie
Tel: 353 1 414 4922
SpecialtyNephrology & General Internal Medicine

Education & Experience

  • Graduated from UCD in 2006
  • BST and Dual HST in Nephrology/General Medicine awarded from RCPI
  • Fellowship in Adult Nephrology/Transplantation, University of Toronto, 2015-2017
  • Entered onto Specialist Division of Medical Register 2017
  • MSc in Clinical Trials, 2018-2021
  • Consultant Nephrologist and General Physician, Cork University Hospital, 2017-2019
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin 


  • Introduction of Structured Exercise Programme for Haemodialysis Patients
  • DAWN warfarin monitoring for Haemodialysis Patients
  • Over 25 peer reviewed original publications
  • Clinical Lead for Home Dialysis Therapies (Cork University Hospital)
  • Clinical Site Lead for Randomised Control Trials in Progression of Diabetic Kidney Disease

Special Interests

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Progression
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Nepholithiasis
  • Home Dialysis Therapies
  • Electrolyte Disorders

Professional Memberships

  • Irish Nephrology Society
  • Canadian Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Transplantation