Dr. O’Loughlin graduated from University College Cork (NUI), Ireland in 1991, with an M.B., B.Ch., BAO (the MD equivalent). He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at The Mercy Hospital in Cork, Ireland, Wythenshawe Hospital, and North Manchester General Hospital in Manchester, England. He served as a subspecialty registrar (fellowship) in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Kings College Hospital and Greenwich/ Newham Hospitals in London, England until 1997.
Dr. O’Loughlin is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and has held Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification since 1996. He completed internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2003.
Dr. O’Loughlin was Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he served as Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Director of the Celiac Disease Clinic. Following that assignment, he relocated to Raleigh, NC, where he joined Digestive Healthcare in June 2007.
Dr. O’Loughlin has presented seminal research in gastrointestinal diseases at the annual American College of Gastroenterology and American Gastroenterology Association meetings. He has authored clinical research and clinical practice manuscripts in gastrointestinal literature and contributed to major textbooks in the subspecialty.
His special areas of interest include celiac disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, capsule endoscopy, colorectal cancer screening and prevention, pancreatic-biliary diseases and endoscopic ultrasound. He currently serves on the Rex Hospital Therapeutics and Pharmacy Committee.
Dr. O’Loughlin also serves on the board of directors of 3 Irish Jewels Farm, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create an environmentally sustainable agricultural community in the Triangle area where adults on the autism spectrum can live dignified and meaningful lives.