Professor Oliver FitzGerald is a Consultant Rheumatologist at St Vincent's University Hospital, and a Newman Clinical Research Professor at the Conway Institute, UCD.
Professor FitzGerald has published over 240 peer-reviewed papers, many on the subject of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. His main research interests in psoriatic arthritis include clinical and therapeutic studies; the development of novel imaging techniques for measuring synovial or entheseal inflammation, including ultrasound and MRI; analysis of synovial and skin cellular and cytokine profiles; and more recently, studies of gene and protein expression in diseased tissue. He currently receives research-funding support from the Irish Health Research Board and a number of pharmaceutical companies.
Professor FitzGerald has served on a number of editorial boards. He is a council member of the Group for Research and Assessment in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) and a member of both the European Synovitis Study Group and the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS). As a GRAPPA member and in his work with the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Clinical Trials (OMERACT) group, he is leading the effort to develop soluble biomarkers in psoriatic arthritis.
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