Dr Paul Brennan

Dr Paul Brennan

BMedSci(Hons), MBBS, FRCP

Clinical Genetics

28 years of experience
19 years as a specialist
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5

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4.99

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5

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“Dr Brennan was very professional and informative. He took time to listen and explain, the service he provided was excellent and I would definitely recommend him.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3677959
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £350

    Follow-up appointment: £250

    Practices worked at

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
    760 reviews

    About

    Dr Brennan's main areas of expertise are cancer, cardiac and endocrine genetics.

    His interest in genetics started as a medical student in the 1980s when the medical speciality of clinical genetics was in its infancy. After a research degree studying genes in the developing heart, he completed his medical training and undertook postgraduate training in adult medicine and paediatrics before specialist training in Clinical Genetics.

    Dr Brennan was appointed as an NHS Consultant in Clinical Genetics in 2002 with the Northern Genetics Service based in Newcastle upon Tyne. After opening a new satellite clinical genetics department in Middlesbrough, he was appointed to the role of Clinical Director of the Northern Genetics Service in 2008, managing a clinical and laboratory team providing genetics diagnostics for the population of North East England and North Cumbria.

    Dr Brennan has been Clinical Lead for Cardiac and Endocrine Genetics for the Northern Genetics Service since 2003; he was Clinical Lead for Cancer Genetics 2002 to 2020. 

    A particular interest is the use of new technology and novel clinical pathways to improve diagnosis and management for people living with rare inherited disease. Between 2014 and 2018 he was Clinical Programme Director for the North East & North Cumbria NHS Genomic Medicine Centre, overseeing the introduction of whole genome sequencing into routine care as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project. He is engaged in a number of collaborative research projects, all of which are focused on improving diagnosis and treatment.

    Dr Brennan is a keen and popular teacher and lectures to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate audiences in the UK and overseas. He teaches genetics for a week each year at Newcastle University's Medical School in Malaysia.

    www.genomics.expert 

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    Special interests

    • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
    • Hypermobility Syndrome
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Cancer Genetics
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Down Syndrome
    • Down Syndrome
    • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    • Fabry Disease
    • Hereditary Endocrine Syndromes
    • Huntington’s Disease
    • Loeys Dietz Syndrome
    • Marfan Syndrome
    • Marfan Syndrome
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Noonan Syndrome
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Turner Syndrome
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    Education

    • Bachelor of Medical Science (Human Genetics) Newcastle University
    • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Newcastle University

    Professional Qualifications:

    • MRCP (Edinburgh)
    • FRCP (London)
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    Reviews

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    Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
    5/73
    Hypermobility Syndrome
    4/73
    Colorectal Cancer
    1/73
    Gene test
    1/73
    Genetic Testing
    1/73
    HSP
    1/73
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    Dr Brennan was very professional and informative. He took time to listen and explain, the service he provided was excellent and I would definitely recommend him.
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    Paul gave me very clear explanation and followed up with a well written explanation as well for my records
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    I booked my consultation with Dr Brennan after experiencing years of pain and multiple consultations with various specialists. I attended the consultation in the hope that he could synthesise my symptom, history and presentation. I can honestly say that Dr Brennan did just that. He was knowledgeable and completed a thorough assessment and put me at ease. I felt listened to, understood and validated. The consultation letter I received was comprehensive and it was received within days of my consultation.
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    5 star! He completely understood me and it was such a relief to find someone who believed my EDS!! He's referred me to specialists too which other doctors said ive been "too young" to have problems with, thankyou Dr Brennan, id reccomend him to anyone with EDS
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    I am so grateful for my consultation with Dr Brennan, and on many fronts it was an excellent experience fo the highest quality of care. Dr Brennan was very approachable and put me at ease for the consultation, and I felt able to give a full history in a way where I was listened to, understood and had my health considered in the round. Everything was been explained to me in a clear and compassionate way, from formulation to next steps. This has really helped me to understand my own health needs after a long time of feeling in the dark. For all of these reasons and more, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr Brennan to others.
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    Dr Brennan was friendly , supportive , calm , caring and a good listener . It was such a positive experience ,despite my daughter receiving a confirmation of Ehlers Danlos , to have an appointment with a Doctor who was able to understand and have such specialist knowledge on the symptoms , condition and effect it has on daily life . It made no end of difference with the way this was communicated in such a calm and considerate way ensuring we were listened to , we understand and had chance to have any questions answered. This enabled an extremely thorough and caring appointment where a positive plan of action was out in place and a real sense of support . I would absolutely highly recommended Dr Brennan to anyone with such symptoms .
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    Very good experience with my appointment with Dr Brennan, I would 100% use Dr Brennan again.
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    I had a consultation which I have to say was enjoyable. Something I would not usually say about a doctors appointment. He was very thorough and got to the root of my symptoms very quickly. I ended the session with a sense of relief.
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    I have seen many Consultants privately regarding the EDS diagnosis some 7 years ago. This appointment was different, I felt listened to and so unhurried. Dr Brennan seemed really caring, explaining more than any of the other Consultants. I really wish .I’d seen him first. I can highly recommend Dr Brennan
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    Excellent service from start to finish. Dr. Brennan is of the highest level of professionalism and very friendly. He explained every step and in great detail, answering all my questions very clearly and ensuring I fully understood everything that was going on. If anyone is looking for Dr. Brennan's services they are very highly recommended.
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