Dr Joseph Donovan

Dr Joseph Donovan MBBS BSc MRCP DTM&H DTM

Tuberculosis Clinical Research Physician
Clinical Mentor to Medical Elective Students

Joseph Donovan graduated in medicine in 2007 at Imperial College London. Since then he has pursued his interest in the fields of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, working as a registrar in infectious diseases in the UK, and volunteering and working overseas. Dr Donovan’s main research interest is in brain infection, specifically tuberculous meningitis.


Joseph Donovan has published 8 peer reviewed articles

5 key recent research articles:

An ageing population and changing UK bacteraemia profile may affect the characteristics and microbiology of infective spondylodiscitis.
Donovan J, Skittrall JP, Moore T, Sargent C, Agranoff D, Llewelyn M
Journal of Infection 2016 doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2016.04.005

Drug Reaction, Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) syndrome secondary to allopurinol with early lymphadenopathy and symptom relapse.
Rhiannon Turney, Jordan Peter Skittrall, Joseph Donovan, Daniel Agranoff
BMJ Case Rep 2015. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-211222

Back pain, leg swelling and a cardiac arrest: an interesting case of endocarditis.
Joseph Donovan, James Hatcher, Anna Riddell, Simon Tiberi
BMJ Case Rep 2014. doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-202215

Differential diagnosis of a palmar and plantar rash
Hatcher J, Riddell A, Donovan J, Tiberi S
BMJ 2013;347:f5542 doi: 10.1136/bmj.f5542

Relaxin-3 stimulates the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis
McGowan BM, Stanley SA, Donovan J, Thompson EL, Patterson M, Semjonous NM, Gardiner JV, Murphy KG, Ghatei MA, Bloom SR
Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Aug;295(2):E278-86