Welcome to AMS Diagnostics
AMS Diagnostics is a consultant led direct access diagnostics service for GP’s & their patients. The service has been established to allow for swift access to outpatient Echocardiograms, ECG’s, Holter Monitor & Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT’s).
Please click on the relevant service below to be brought to our booking system where you will see details on this test, pricing and availability to book for your patient.
You will also find “AMS Diagnostics” listed when submitting referrals to private clinics on HealthLink on your practice management software.
Meet the AMS Diagnostics team! Click on each member to find out more about their backgrounds and expertise in their respective fields.
Dr. Ronan Curtin is a consultant cardiologist at Cork University Hospital. He is a graduate of University College Cork and completed his Higher Specialist Training in Cardiology in Ireland, followed by an Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship in Cleveland Clinic, USA. During his training years, he completed a Masters Degree in Cardiology (Trinity College, Dublin) and a Medical Doctorate (Royal College of Surgeons) on the topic of resistance to antiplatelet drugs. He was the recipient of a Young Investigator Award from the European Society of Cardiology in 2003. He went on faculty in the section of Cardiovascular Imaging, Cleveland Clinic in 2007, before returning to Ireland and Cork University Hospital in 2009. His special interests in Cardiology include cardiac imaging, valvular heart disease and heart failure.
Des is the clinical lead for asthma, ventilatory support in neuromuscular disease and pulmonary hypertension at the Cork University Hospital. Other areas of expertise include advanced lung disease, non-invasive ventilation, COPD and lung cancer. Des completed the Irish Specialist training program in Respiratory Medicine. Following the award of ERS fellowship he worked at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle as a clinical research fellow in lung transplantation where his research led to the award of PhD from Newcastle University. Subsequently, he was a post-doctoral fellow at McMaster University, Canada, where his interests were focused on asthma. He commenced his current positions as Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine/Senior lecturer in CUH/UCC in 2009.
He is a member of the Irish SPR Training Committee, member of the Clinical Research and Ethics Committee of the UCC affiliated hospital group, member of the ITS expert committee/Clinical advisory group to HSE for Asthma, member of the ITS expert committee/Clinical advisory group to HSE for COPD and a member of the medical and scientific committee of the Asthma Society of Ireland.
He heads an active research programme in clinical and translational medicine in CUH/UCC. He has acted as Principal and Chief investigator on several clinical trials, authored or co-authored over 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 3 book chapters, several national clinical guidelines and over 250 abstracts. Up to recently he was the National Clinical Lead for Respiratory Medicine.