About Myself

Dr. Keating is currently employed in The Genitourinary, Infectious Diseases Executive (GUIDE) Clinic in St. James’s Hospital as a Specialist in Genitourinary Medicine. He sees, evaluates, and treats all who present for Sexual Health review and HIV care. The unit has a very proactive research and education ethos in which he is involved.

“We offer full sexually transmitted infection screening, hepatitis vaccination, and HIV post sexual exposure HIV infection prophylaxis”.

Dr. Keating has been employed as Medical Officer to the 550 clients attending the National Drug Treatment Centre since 1996. This addiction service is the largest of its kind in the country.

At the National Drug Treatment Centre, Dr. Keating also has a large research and teaching commitment. He completed the British Diploma in Occupational Medicine, and established an Occupational Health Department for the 140 staff members of the National Drug Treatment Centre.

Dr. Keating explains:

“I established a private general practice in 1995. My patient cohort is predominantly, though not exclusively, adult male, and my particular interest is Men’s Health. I run clinics four evenings a week and provide primary care to many HIV-positive patients. I also offer primary care to many not infected with HIV. I also deliver full specialist STI testing, including on-site microscopy, and rapid HIV testing: 10 minute turn around. I perform radiosurgical genital wart and molluscum contagiosum removal, and also perform botulism toxin injection for excessive underarm perspiration.”

Current Employment

  • Medical Practitioner with special interest in Men’s Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Addiction
  • Specialist in Genitourinary Medicine, GUIDE Clinic, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin 8 
  • Medical Officer in the National Drug Treatment Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 
  • Occupational Health Physician to the National Drug Treatment Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 

Publications – Dr. James N. Keating

The following is a list of medical/scientific literature, written, published or contributed to by Dr. Keating.

Keating JN, Weir DG, Scott JM.
Factors affecting folate polyglutamate biosynthesis in the rat liver. In: Chemistry and Biology of Pteridines, Ed: JA Blair, 1983, 977-81. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin.

Keating JN, Weir DG, Scott JM.
The effect of ethanol consumption on folate polyglutamate biosynthesis in the rat. Biochem Pharmacol. 1985;34:1913-6

Keating JN, Weir DG, Scott JM.
Demonstration of methionine synthetase in intestinal mucosal cells of the rat. Clin Sci (Lond).



  • Sexual Health
  • Health Physician
  • Medical Officer in the National Drug Treatment Centre
  • Specialist in Genitourinary Medicine
  • Medical Practitioner - Sexually Transmitted Infection


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