Dr. Sami Ahmed (MRCPI - FRCPI) is a Consultant Paediatrician at the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork since 1998, he is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at UCC and Chairman of the Irish Enuresis Advisory group (IEAG)
Dr. Sami received his (MRCPI) in June 1994, (Membership Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – Ireland), his FRCPI in June 1998 (Fellow Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – Ireland)
From 1990-1999 Dr. Sami worked in Ireland with the HSE taking time out to work in:
Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital in Scotland in 1995 and in Foothill Hospital, Calgary, Canada in 1997.
As well as general paediatrics, Dr. Sami has a special interest in the following:
Asthma aiming to maintain control of asthma symptoms, normal activity levels, including exercise, pulmonary function as close to normal as possible and to prevent asthma exacerbations, to avoid adverse effects from asthma medications and prevent asthma mortality.
Growth Hormone Deficiency (GH) and Intrauterine Growth Retardation (IUGR) with short stature involving specialised Investigations, GH therapy & Follow up.
1.General Surgery - minor ops (skin lesions/toe-nails/lumps and bumps,cysts) , general - investigation of abdominal pain, weight loss, dyspepsia, heartburn, gallstones, reflux, GI bleeding, iron deficiency anemia. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, hernia repair, laparoscopy, diagnostic gastroscopy and colonoscopy etc.
2.Upper GI (Benign) –investigation of reflux, dysphagia, hiatal hernia, para-oesophageal hernia, achalasia. Gastroscopy and colonoscopy investigations. Laparoscopic anti reflux surgery, management of oesophageal/ gastric disorders.
3.Upper GI (Malignant) - the management and treatment of Upper GI cancer (oesophageal, gastric carcinoma). Investigation of dysphagia, weight loss, Barretts oesophagus, staging, minimally invasive gastrectomy and laparoscopic assisted oesphagectomy.
Mr Mayilone Arumugasamy graduated from RCSI receiving the Medal in Surgery in 1993. He obtained the FRCSI in 1997 and Masters in Surgery in 2001(RCSI/NUI). Following Irish Higher Surgical Training he obtained the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training with the Intercollegiate Speciality in General / Upper GI (oesophago-gastric) Surgery. In addition to his private practice. he works as a Consultant General and Upper GI surgeon in Beaumont and Connolly Hospital.
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Dr. Brian Healey Bird BA MB BCh BAO FRCPI
Consultant Medical Oncologist, Bon Secours Cork
Senior Clinical Investigator, Cork Cancer Research Centre
Senior Clinical Lecturer & Lecturer in Clinical Education, University College Cork
Areas of expertise:
- GI Cancer - colon, oesophagus, stomach, small bowel
- Lung Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Cancer Survivorship
- Clinical Trials
Dr. Healey Bird works to combine humane medicine with modern science to give patients and their families the best possible outcome at a difficult time.
Graduated with Honours in Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, 1998
Specialist Registrar, Medical Oncology, 2003-5
Fellow, National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, MD, USA, 2005-7
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 2010
Dr Bird has done research and presented findings at numerous international conferences in the areas of lymphoma, breast cancer and colon cancer. He actively supports the Irish Cancer Society and Cunamh, the Bon Secours cancer charity and regularly delivers national and regional educational talks to patients and their families.
Since returning to Cork he has lead several clinical trials including the TailorX Breast Cancer trial at Bon Secours Cork. During a two year fellowship at National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, Maryland, USA he won an ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Merit Award for work in Lymphoma and with Dr. Sandy Swain, a world-famous breast specialist and past President of ASCO, he published a much cited paper entitled "Cardiac Toxicity in Breast Cancer Survivors” in the prestigious journal Clinical Cancer Research.
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Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Eccles Street Dublin 7
Laprascopic Colorectal Surgery, Faecal Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon and Rectal Cancer
Ms Ann Brannigan graduated from UCD in 1993 and completed her specialist training in general and colorectal surgery. Having completed training in Ireland, Ms. Brannigan was an International Colorectal Fellow in the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. She was awarded a Fellowship in the Centre for Minimal Access Surgery in St Josephs Hospital in Hamilton Ontario, Canada.
Stephen has been appointed to the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork in July 2016.
A graduate of University College Dublin Medical School in 2002, Stephen has also completed Masters Degrees in Applied Biomechanics through the University of Strathclyde and a Masters of Surgery through U.C.D.
He attained FRCS status in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2014 and completed the Irish Higher Surgical Training Program in 2015. Since then Stephen has travelled to Australia for Fellowship training in Robotic Joint Replacement Surgery.
Mr Brennan’s Specialist Interest:
1. Primary and Revision Hip Replacement
2. Robotic assisted partial knee replacement
3. Computer Navigated Total Knee replacement
4. ACL reconstruction and sports knee injuries
5. Hip Arthroscopy and labral repair
Mr Bukhari graduated from the University of Punjab in 1999. He moved to Ireland in 2002 to pursue training in surgery. He was awarded Membership of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2007. Mr. Bukhari completed his higher surgical training in Ireland and was awarded Fellowship of Royal College in Ireland after successful completion of his higher training and the intercollegiate speciality board examination of Royal Colleges. Mr. Bukhari has also completed his fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal surgery in King's College Hospital, London in 2014. Mr. Bukhari`s most recent appointment was Consultant Surgeon in General and Colorectal surgery in Galway/Roscommon hospital group
Invasive(keyhole) surgery, cancer of the colon and rectum, inflammatory bowel disease; treatment of anorectal disease (haemhorroids, fissures and fistula)
laparoscopic cholecystectomy, hernia repair (both simple and complex), endoscopy, and minor surgical procedures
Mr. Burke is an honours medical graduate of University College Dublin. After which he undertook a PhD focused on inflammatory bowel disease and completed basic surgical training in Dublin. He then undertook the RCSI Higher Surgical Training Programme in General Surgery, specializing in Colorectal Surgery. This was followed by 2 fellowships in Colorectal Surgery in world-renowned centers in the USA; at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio focusing on inflammatory bowel disease and complex re-operative surgery and in Florida Hospital, Orlando focusing on advanced minimally invasive surgery. He was appointed to Beaumont Hospital as a consultant General and Colorectal surgeon in 2015. He is an editor for the journal Colorectal Disease and is a guideline committee member for the European Society of Coloproctology on the management of Crohn’s disease.
Dr. Byrne qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1979. His early training in obstetrics and gynaecology was in the Coombe Women’s Hospital and The National Maternity Hospital. He then spent 10 years in the UK working in several teaching hospitals in the West Midlands and was appointed as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist to the Rotunda and Beaumont Hospitals in 1992. He has been a consultant at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin since 1993.
Dr. Byrne has a special interest in colposcopy and pre-invasive disease of the cervix and has published extensively on this subject. In 1998 he was awarded a Doctorate in medicine from the National University of Ireland for research on cervical cancer. When he returned to Dublin in 1992, he established a colposcopy clinic in Beaumont Hospital and the Bon Secours Hospital. He is now Director of Colposcopy at the Rotunda Hospital.
One of Dr. Byrne's areas of special expertise is the surgical treatment of urinary stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Dr. Byrne is a member of the International Continence Society, The International Urogynaecological Society and is founder member of the recently established Continence Foundation of Ireland. Dr. Byrne is also a Senior Lecturer with RCSI and has a significant role in teaching students from RCSI. He is married and has two children.
Dr. C E Cleary MB, BCh, BAO, BMedSci, FCARCSI, FFPMCAI
Services: Evidence-based, multimodal management of a broad range of pain conditions, including back and neck pain, cancer pain, neuropathic pain, post-surgical pain, abdominal and pelvic pain, headache and facial pain. Advanced interventional techniques for management of pain.
The Consultants Clinic,
Bon Secours Hospital,
Mr Collins practices as Consultant General and Upper GI surgeon in the Bon Secours Hospital and Galway University Hospital as well as Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe. Chris is currently the Upper GI lead for the HSE West and a member of the National ICU Committee. He is also a lecturer in Surgery at National University Ireland, Galway and University of Limerick.
Mr Collins’ major areas of expertise include upper gastrointestinal swallowing difficulties including achalasia, dysmotility and oesophageal reflux, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of oesophageal (gullet) and Gastric (stomach) cancers.
Mr Collins has extensive laparoscopic experience in general surgery and performs laparoscopic cholecystectomy (keyhole gallstone disease) as well as laparoscopic repair of groin and abdominal wall herniae. He offers direct access gastroscopy and colonoscopy in suitable patients for quick and easy diagnosis.
Mr Collins began his surgical training in Cork completing his basic surgical training and research in surgery there. Following his PhD, he completed the Higher Surgical Training Scheme in General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery along with a Masters in Quality in Healthcare. He then did a fellowship in Guys and St Thomas' in London with Professor Bob Mason concentrating on oesophago-gastric as well as bariatric surgery. He was subsequently appointed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge as a Consultant Surgeon, where his main areas of interest were minimally invasive oesophago-gastric surgery as well as the early diagnosis and treatment of Barretts Oesophagus using Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and Radio-frequency Ablation. He was vice-chairman of the Anglia Oesophago-Gastric Group and was a founding member of the Cambridge Hernia Centre specialising in Laparoscopic Inguinal and Incisional Herniae.
Chris is a graduate of UCC engineering and medical schools. On completing his basic training he undertook research at the Cork Cancer Research Centre with Professor Gerry O'Sullivan and developed the electrochemotherapy programme there, which culminated in a successful clinical trial and the development of new medical devices for the laparoscopic and endoscopic delivery of this treatment. He was awarded the St Luke’s Young Investigator Medal in 2005 and has published in excess of 30 peer-reviewed papers as well as being involved in the successful awarding of grants from the EU as well as Enterprise Ireland for the development of electroporation devices as well as educational animation software.
He is very involved in clinical research and teaching in Galway University Hospital and Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe in the areas of patient safety, minimally invasive day case and upper gastrointestinal surgery.
Richard Comer is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
He graduated from NUIG and subsequently trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK. He became a Fellow of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London and was awarded an MD from the Imperial College London for his research thesis on corneal transplantation.. He did further sub specialised training in London and Vancouver, Canada before moving home to Galway. His specialist interests include cataract surgery, strabismus, oculoplastics, glaucoma, medical retinal and paediatric ophthalmology.
Mr Tom Creagh qualified from UCD in 1980. After completing his training as a Urologist, he spent time at Guys Hospital London as the European Board of Urology Scholar (1993). He was subsequently appointed as a consultant at Kingston Hospital South West London. In 1995 he returned to Beaumont Hospital where he specialises in female Urology (incontinence and urinary tract infection) and also works in the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin. He was involved in the setting up of the Continence Foundation of Ireland and continues to be active in research and International meetings.
(Galway Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital Galway & Locum UCHG)
I attended the National University of Ireland, Galway for medical school. I trained with the Royal College of Physicians, Ireland, in Palliative Medicine. I have worked in places like St. Vincent’s Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital, Galway University Hospital, Milford Hospice, Marymount Hospice, and Our Lady’s Hospice Dublin. I have gained a vast amount of experience dealing with patientswith life-limiting disease.
I have been a Palliative Consultant for three years, and have worked as a Locum Consultant in the Midlands, Mayo and Galway. I also have a special interest in clinical education, and I am a clinical tutor for NUIG in the Portiuncula Academy, Ballinasloe.
I am interested in helping patients with life-limiting disease to live as actively as possible through impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other symptoms. I have a good working relationship with the Community Palliative Care Home Teams, as well as allied oncology colleagues.
Referrals can be sent by post, by fax, by scanning letter to my email address, or by contacting my secretary Deirdre (087 4430634).
I look forward to working with you over the coming years.
Mr. Curran, originally from County Donegal, attended the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland as an undergraduate and graduated with honours in 2001. He then commenced surgical training and was awarded Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Plastic Surgery Section) after successful completion of The Intercollegiate Specialty Board Examinations in 2012. He was awarded his CCST in 2013. Mr Curran undertook Plastic Surgery Fellowships in the UK at The Royal Free Hospital, London and St. Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Essex. Mr Curran then completed further fellowships in the USA at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore and The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York.
Mr. Curran practices all aspects of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and his areas of special interest are microvascular surgery, breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. His consulting rooms will be situated at Suite2B in the Kerry Clinic Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee.
Mr. Dervan completed his ophthalmic surgical training in Ireland and was awarded fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Ophthalmology) in 2013. He also completed an advanced surgical fellowship in Perth, Australia specialising in anterior segment disease, focusing primarily on glaucoma and complex cataract surgery.
He previously worked as a Consultant Ophthalmologist in Perth before accepting a position as Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in glaucoma at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.
His research interests include understanding the basic science of glaucoma, improving the clinical outcomes and the provision of services to patients with glaucoma. He was awarded a research medical doctorate from University College Dublin for his research on pseudoexfoliation glaucoma.
Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital
St James Hospital
Glaucoma Surgery and Glaucoma Filtration Surgery, Laser, Intraocular Drug Delivery
Ms Doyle graduated from UCD in 1994 and obtained her Masters of Medical Science (Physiology) in 1996. She underwent Fellowship training at The Glaucoma Institute, Foundation Hospital St Joseph, Paris between 2004 and 2005. She has held the position of Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Royal Vistoria Eye and Ear Hospital and St. James’s Hospital since 2005. She is a Glacoma Specialist at RVEEH specialises in all forms of glaucoma laser and surgery including trabeculectomy, non-penetrating surgery, Baerveldt tubes and Ahmed valves.
Suite 4, Clinic A,
The Cork Clinic,
Western Road, Cork
Dr. Durkan brings a significant amount of Endocrinology expertise and experience to the hospital and was a Consultant Endocrinologist at Galway University Hospital and Portiuncula Hospital. Dr. Durkan completed undergraduate training in Ireland at the Royal College of Surgeons, graduating with honours 1989. She then completed post graduate medical, and subspecialty Endocrinology training in the UK. Following this she completed a second residency in Internal Medicine at St Raphael’s Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, USA and a fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism at Brown University School of Medicine, USA. Dr. Durkan is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism and a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Durkan was also appointed Dean of Academy, Portiuncula University Hospital NUI Galway and joint Dean of UL Graduate Entry Medical School in 2011. Dr Durkan was awarded a Masters in Clinical Education NUI Galway in 2012 and has been an honorary senior lecturer in medicine, NUI Galway School of Medicine. She is an active member of the National Diabetes Clinical Advisory Group and is also secretary to the diabetes division of the Irish Endocrine Society and a Co – Chair of the National Committee R3i (Residual Risk Reduction) Ireland. She will also be attached to UCC in the capacity of Senior Clinical lecturer.
Dr. Brian Egan is a graduate of NUI Galway (2001). He is on the Specialist Register of the Irish Medical Council and is currently a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Mayo General Hospital and Galway Univeristy Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at University Hosptial, Galway. He completed his specialist training in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Internal Medicine on the Irish Higher Medical Training Programme.
Dr. Egan has a subspeciality interest in inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, complex polypectomy, hepatology, malabsorption, and coeliac disease. He has completed Fellowships in gastroenterology and hepatology in St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia. He has published peer reviewed papers in International Journals on Inflammatory bowel disease, endoscopy, helicobacter pylori and confocal laser endomicroscopy.
The Consultant Clinic,
Bon Secours Hospital,
Prof. Egan graduated from UCG in 1990 (M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O.), and completed internship, house officer and registrar training, based at University College Hospital Galway. He received Membership of RCPI in 1992, and Masters in Medical Science from UCG in 1994.From 1994 to 1999, at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota he completed further training in Internal Medicine, Clinical pharmacology & Gastroenterology, receiving American Board certification in those 3 disciplines.
NUI Galway conferred an MD in 1999. Prof. Egan then undertook post-doctoral training from 2000 to 2002, in the Laboratory of Mucosal Immunology at the University of California, San Diego, before returning to the Mayo Clinic to take up a consultancy in Gastroenterology, with joint appointment in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. His research focuses on molecular characterization of signaling pathways involved in intestinal epithelial cell stress, death and malignant transformation. In 2005, Prof. Egan was recruited by NUI Galway and the Health Service Executive Western Region as Professor of Clinical Pharmacology/Consultant Clinical Pharmacologist and Head of the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, a position he took up in August 2005.
Dr. FitzGerald is a graduate of NUIG (1989) and has spent the last 20 years working in the USA as a Gynaecologist with a special interest in Surgical Urogynaecology. Until this year she has been Director of Gynaecology at a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Chicago, and while in Chicago Dr FitzGerald was Professor of Obstetrics/Gynaecology and Urology at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
Dr. Fitzgerald will provide general gynaecology services, in addition to a strong interest in collaborative treatment of urinary and bowel incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, recurrent urinary tract infection, painful bladder syndrome and chronic pelvic pain. She has additional expertise in the use of medical acupuncture for treatment of chronic conditions such as neuropathy and musculoskeletal pain.
MBChB, MCh, FRCS (Tr&Orth), EBHS Dip Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon
Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital
Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown
Hand and wrist surgery
Olivia graduated from the University of Dundee, Scotland in 2000 and completed her basic surgical training in Scotland before returning home to Ireland. After completing and being awarded a masters in surgery from Trinity College Dublin, she entered the Higher Specialist training programme in Trauma and Orthopaedics. She was awarded a FRCS in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery with RCSI in December 2011. Olivia then went on to complete 2 years of fellowship, one year in the Auckland Regional Hand Service and the second year in Wrightington Upper Limb in the UK. She passed the European Board of Hand Surgery Diploma examination in Paris in 2014.
In addition to her practice in the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin, Olivia also works at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital and Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown.
Olivia specialises in all areas of Hand and Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder Surgery.
Pat Fleming qualified in Medicine from UCC in 1992 and undertook his basic surgical training in the Mercy Hospital, Cork, after completing a Masters degree in Anatomy (1993). His specialist training in Orthopaedic surgery was carried out as part of the Irish Higher Surgical Training program, and he obtained the the Intercollegiate Fellowship Examination in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery in 2003, following which he was accepted to the specialist register in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. This was followed by a period of fellowship training in hand and shoulder surgery, in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. He was awarded a Masters degree in Surgery in 2004.
Pat was appointed a consultant in 2005, and has developed an exclusively upper limb surgical practice. He also runs the undergraduate training program in orthopaedic surgery at UCC, and has published widely in the surgical literature. He is an active member of the Irish Hand Surgery Society and the Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery.
The Childrens University Hospital Temple Street Dublin 1, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9
Director of paediatric eye service in HSE north Dublin
Childhood squint and lazy eye. Medical ophthalmology, diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, early cataracts, dry eyes, watering eyes, heart disease and the eyes. Eye problems in mental handicap.
Dr Foley-Nolan background includes 5 years of general medicine with membership of Royal college of Physicians and 25 years experience in Ophthalmology. Dr Foley Nolan is also Director of the paediatric eye service in HSE north Dublin.
Consultant Urologist in Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown and
Consultant Urologist and Renal Transplant Surgeon in Beaumont Hospital.
Renal stone disease
Prostate cancer diagnostics
Female voiding dysfunction
- Overactive bladder treatments
- Female incontinence
- Urinary tract infection
- Pelvic organ prolapse repair
Male voiding dysfunction issues
- Male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)
- Post prostatectomy incontinence
- Urethral reconstruction
- Management of benign prostatic hyperplasia
James Forde, an honours medical graduate of University College Dublin (2005), completed his specialist urological training in Ireland in 2015. In 2010 he was awarded the degree of Doctor in Medicine (M.D) from Trinity College Dublin for his investigation of novel treatments for prostate cancer. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in Urology in 2014.
More recently, he has completed a Fellowship in Voiding Dysfunction at Weill-Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Under the guidance of renowned international experts, the fellowship encompassed female and male voiding dysfunction issues, in particular the surgical management of female incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse repair as well as post prostatectomy incontinence, urethral reconstruction and the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia. He also developed expertise in novel treatments for the management of these conditions using the latest technology available including GreenLight laser vaporization of benign prostatic disease and sacral neuromodulation for overactive bladder.
James has authored over 30 peer reviewed urology publications to date, and has presented his research at national and international meetings. He was a lead investigator in a national study assessing PSA testing throughout Ireland. He has collaborated on the development of Irish national guidelines for the role of active surveillance for low risk prostate cancer. He has an MSc in Medical Informatics from University College Dublin (2010). Other awards and grants include the Irish Society of Urology research medal (2010), the RCSI Ethicon Foundation Grant (2015), and the RCSI-Anthony Walsh/Ipsen Travelling Fellowship in Urology (2015). In 2014 he was invited to the annual meeting of The European Section of Oncological Urology (ESOU), an honour awarded to only 15 trainees internationally annually.
Dr Gibbs is a consultant in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine and he has been practicing in Galway since 2007. He is a Galway graduate and did his training and research on the Irish Specialist Registrar Scheme in Rheumatology.
He is a clinical rheumatologist working in full time private practice. He has a special interest in inflammatory arthritis, soft tissue and sports injuries, fibromyalgia and back pain. He is involved in a busy infusion unit and provides a wide ranging joint and soft tissue injection service.
He runs his practice on the rapid access model to ensure all patients are seen in a timely manner.
He is involved in medical teaching, writes regularly for the medical press and he is a current member of the Irish Society for Rheumatology.
Dr Gibson graduated in Medicine from University College Cork in 1987. She completed general medical training in Cork University Hospital and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 1990. She spent three years at the Dermatology departments of Beaumont and the Mater Hospitals, Dublin 1991-1994. During that time she completed research into the pathogenesis and prophylaxis of skin cancer in renal transplant recipients for her MD thesis, awarded by the National University of Ireland in 1996. She completed a Dermatology residency training program at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA, 1994-1998 and was on staff as Consultant Dermatologist at Mayo Clinic Minnesota and Mayo Clinic Arizona until 2002 when she returned to Ireland.
Dr Gibson is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She treats all types of skin disease. She sees patients for Dermatology consultation at the Lee Clinic, Cork (www.leeclinicdermatology.ie)and performs surgical procedures at the Bon Secours Hospital. She also cares for patients admitted as inpatients to the Bon Secours Hospital.
Membership of Societies
•Irish Medical Council, Specialist Registration Dermatology
•Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
•Mayo Clinic Alumni
•American Academy of Dermatology
•Irish Association of Dermatologists
•Munster Dermatology Society
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Hearing disorders, paediatric otolaryngology, endoscopic sinus surgery and general adult otolaryngology.
Sensorineural hearing loss, childhood epistaxis, middle ear disease.
Mr Glynn graduated in 2000 after obtaining a scholarship to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He completed his higher surgical training in Ireland and subsequently obtained his FRCS(ORL-HNS) in 2009. He was entered onto the specialist register in Otolaryngology in January 2011.
He completed a combined Clinical and Research Fellowship at the Bionic Ear Institute and Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Melbourne Australia in 2008 and was conferred with a masters in surgery from R.C.S.I.
Mr Glynn has a number of clinical and research awards and distinctions, and he is author of over 33 peer reviewed publications. He has completed Fellowships in Paediatric Otolaryngology at L’hopital de enfants Armand Trousseau in Paris France and an Otology and Neuro-otology Fellowship at the Manchester Royal Infirmary Hospital, UK.
Dr. Ciaran Healy is originally from Dublin and graduated from The Royal College of Surgeons in 2001. Dr. Healy trained as a Specialist Registrar in Radiology in The Mater Misericordiae Hospital. Following this he trained in Vancouver in St. Paul's Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital. During these years Dr. Healy specialised in Body Imaging, Chest and Abdominal Imaging and Body Intervention, with a special interest in Genitourinary Intervention.
Matt Hewitt graduated from Nottingham University in 1993. After completing his internship and basic specialist training in the Trent region, Matt undertook an MD in the School of Human Development at the University of Nottingham, investigating the aetiology of recurrent pregnancy loss. Matt completed registrar training in the Trent region before deciding upon a career in gynaecological oncology. He moved to St James Hospital, Leeds, in 2001 to undertake a three year sub-specialist training programme in gynaecological oncology surgery. Matt was appointed as a Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at St James in 2006, but shortly after moved together with his wife Louise to Cork University Maternity Hospital where he is also a clinical senior lecturer with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Matt is a BSCCP (British Society Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology) accredited colposcopist, he is president of BIARGS (British and Irish Association of Robotic Gynaecological surgery) and trains surgeons from Ireland and the UK in robotic surgery.
Patients seen by Matt who require surgery have the choice of their surgery taking place at the Cork University Maternity Hospital or the Bon Secours.
Lumps and bumps
Post menopausal bleeding
Minimally invasive surgery both conventional and Robotic
Familial gynaecological cancer predispositions
Low risk pregnancy
Pregnant patients booking under Matt will get a free early scan and a free full fetal anatomy scan by an accredited ultrasonographer
Breast Cancer, Endocrine Surgery, Melanoma, Sarcoma
Professor Hill is Professor and Chair of Surgery in the RCSI. He graduated from UCD and did his basic surgical training in Dublin, and his middle grade surgical training in London.
He did a basic two year fellowship with Dr John Daly at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center in the United States. He returned to Ireland to do his Senior Registrar training on the National Training Program in Ireland.
He also did a Clinical Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York prior to taking up his consultant appointment. His clinical interests are in the area of breast cancer and melanoma. His laboratory research interest are in the transcriptional control of breast cancer in particular the role of the coregulatory proteins.
The Consultants Clinic,
Bon Secours Hospital,
Dr. Andrea Holmes graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1996. She completed her internship and General Professional Training in Medicine in the Federated Dublin Hospitals and Specialist Registrar training in Genitourinary Medicine (Sexual Health and HIV) at the GUIDE Clinic, St James’ Hospital Dublin and St.Mary’s Hospital, London. In 2005 she moved to Houston, Texas where she completed an Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of Texas including training in infectious disease care of cancer patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is enrolled in the specialist division of the medical register in Infectious Diseases, Genitourinary Medicine and General Internal Medicine. She is also a Forensic Medical Examiner of victims of sexual assault and Clinical Director of the Galway Sexual Assault Treatment Unit.
Her particular areas of interest are infectious disease care of immunocompromised patients and screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI). She has a mixed general medicine, STI and infectious disease clinic on Tuesday mornings in Suite 8. Patients may self-refer or be referred by their GP.
Medical Assessment Unit
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Geraldine’s particular interest lies in acute medicine dedicated to providing timely high quality evidence based care to the right patient in the right place at the right time
Geraldine graduated from UCD in 1991 and worked widely throughout the Irish Healthcare system completing her MRCPI in 1994. She was instrumental in establishing a virtual medical assessment program and admission avoidance pathways in St Vincent’s University Hospital, establishing some of the first formalised out patient pathways in the country. She gained a variety of international experience working in Australia and the Middle East. On her return to Ireland in 2014, Geraldine assumed the role of clinical lead in the AMAU in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.
She joined the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin in summer 2016 as clinical lead of the hospitals expanding MAU where she heads up a team of registrars, nurses and allied health professionals
The Consultants Clinic,
Bon Secours Hospital,
Dr Brian Hynes has commenced private practice at the Bons Secours Hospital, Renmore, Galway. He also works as a Consultant Cardiologist at University College Hospital, Galway.
Dr Hynes graduated from National University of Ireland, Galway with an honours degree. He completed his general medical and specialist Irish cardiology training at St Vincent’s, St James’, Mater Misericordiae, and Cork University Hospitals. After a research fellowship at University College Cork, he undertook a two year advanced training sub-specialisation fellowship, in vascular medicine and interventional cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, before returning to Ireland as a Consultant Cardiologist
Syed Jaffry currently works as a Consultant Urologist and Minimally Invasive Surgery at University hospital Galway since 2001 ,at Bons secours 2002 and Galway clinic since 2004.
Following completion of his RCSI surgical training scheme in 1996, he entered into Urological and Minimal invasive training in various countries including Ireland where he obtained Completion of Urological Surgical training(CSD), Minimal invasive training from UK, Diploma from Strasbourg France & Laser Prostate training from USA.
In addition to FRCS he has Master degree MMed science in research from NUIG, he is also Fellow of the American college of Surgeons FACS and Fellow of European board of urology FEBU.
His area of interests in urology includes Minimally invasive surgery( via key hole i.e. laparoscopic) in Kidney including Cancer, PUJ obstruction and stones (Flexible upper tract renal surgery FURS) .In Prostate latest tech of diagnosis of prostate cancer ( template fusion Bx) and PVP laser surgery for prostate (pioneer in PVP laser surgery in Ireland), female and male incontinence surgery, the latest treatment in interstitial cystitis and urinary tract infections (UTI’s). Pioneered sutureless circumcision and had highest series of this procedure which was published in peer review Journal.
The Consultants Clinic,
Bons Secours Hospital,
Mr Myles Joyce has commenced private practice in the Bons Secours Hospital. He is currently working as a General / Colorectal Surgeon in University College Hospital Galway since 2010.
He is a Galway graduate (1997): Gold Medal Award in Surgery.Completed the Western Surgical SHO scheme followed by an MD in Beaumont Hospital (2000). Completed Higher Surgical training in Ireland (2001-2007).Advanced Colorectal fellowship (2007) in the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA. Colorectal Surgeon in the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio (2008-2010). Consultant General / Colorectal Surgeon University Hospital Galway (2010-current).
Mr Myles Joyce’s main areas of colorectal interest include colorectal cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, ileal pouch surgery, complex gastrointestinal fistula surgery, and surgery for restoration of intestinal continuity.
His general surgical interests include gallbladder disease, hernia repair, haemorrhoidal surgery, Fistula-in-ano, endoscopy and colonoscopy.
Myles Joyce has published over 60 peer reviewed papers in International Journals.He has published 10 books chapters in the area of Colorectal Surgery; Crohn’s disease; Ulcerative Colitis;Rectal Prolapse; Pelvic floor disorders.
Colposcopy; Urogynaecology; Endometriosis; Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome; and Adolescent gynaecology.
Dr. Yahya Kamal has been working in Ireland since 1996. He completed his early training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Rotunda Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, Coombe Women’s Hospital and the National Maternity Hospital. He then spent five years working as a Specialist Registrar in several teaching hospitals in Ireland and obtained CSCST – certificate of satisfactory completion of specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Dr Kamal returned to work as Assistant Master at both the Coombe Hospital and Rotunda Hospital, between 2008 and 2010. He then worked as a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda and the Louth County Hospital Dundalk in July 2010, was the Lead Colposcopist at the North East Regional Colposcopy Unit Dundalk from January 2010 and in November 2011 retuned to the Coombe Women and Infants’ University Hospital Dublin.
Allergic Nose Problems
Allergic Skin Disease
Food allergy or Intolerances
Aggravation of Symptoms Relating to Autism
Dr Ranbir Kaulsay MD, FACAAI - Qualified as a Medical Doctor in 1996 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin and then specialised in the field of Medical Allergy for the last 12 years.
After having trained in Southampton U.K, Malaysia and in the USA his passion is identifying and treating allergies of the eyes, nose, asthma and skin.
Utilising a purely medical, modern and globally recognised approach of Desensitisation (or Sublingual Immunotherapy) where suitable, together with the most modern and internationally recognised methods of Allergy Testing he is very passionate in helping young and adult patients to manage all Allergic Conditions.
He was formally on the expert committees and Global advisory panels of the World Allergy Organisation (WAO/ WHO) and is a Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Dr. Kavanagh is a consultant rheumatologist who has been in practice in Galway since 1999. He’s a Galway graduate and did his training in Belfast, Addenbooke’s hospital in Cambridge, and in Norwich.
He is a clinical rheumatologist and as part of his clinical service helps run a busy infusion unit and joint injection service. He has a special interest in osteoporosis diagnosis and management and in the management of musculoskeletal symptoms in musicians. He is also an avid user of technology in supporting his patients and has spoken widely about his use of social media in doctor and patient education. He is also supervisor for medical students from NUIG.
Dr. Kavanagh is also the medical director of the Bone Density Unit, Bon Secours Hospital, Galway
He also writes regularly for the medical press, runs an annual medical conference for curious doctors, and is a former president of the Irish Society for Rheumatology.
Professor Kelly is a fully accredited specialist plastic surgeon, registered with the Irish Medical Council. He is on the Specialist Register in Plastic Surgery and is an examiner with the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. He is a full member of the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (IAPS), the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), and the British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons (BAAPS).
Professor Kelly has been appointed as an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Plastic Surgery at the National University of Ireland, Galway and is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at University Hospital, Galway. He also has admission privileges at The Galway Clinic and Bon Secours Private Hospital Galway.
Professor Kelly has trained in Dublin, Cork, Aylesbury, Boston, Texas, and Melbourne and has experience in all aspects of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. His research interests are in Tissue Engineering and he currently collaborates with the National Centre for Bioengineering Science (NCBES) in Galway on many research projects that are unique to plastic surgery. His clinical interests are in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.
Dr Kelly graduated from RCSI Medical School in 1992 and obtained MRCPI in 1994. He completed Irish Cardiology SpR training and was conferred MD by thesis by NUI in 2000, based on clinical research of vascular disease undertaken in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland.
After a two-year Interventional/Cardiology Fellowship at the University of North Carolina he was appointed to position of Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Division of Cardiology UNC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. He returned to practise Cardiology in Ireland in May 2007.
Dr Kelly has an extensive publication record in non-invasive/imaging and interventional cardiology and is the recipient of a number of distinguished awards, including the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention BRACCO Fellowship and the Young Investigator Award of the Irish Cardiac Society. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology.
Robert specialises in all aspects of Cardiology, especially Imaging (including Cardiac CT) and Interventional Cardiology (Coronary, Peripheral and Structural heart disease).
Suite 1,The Consultant Clinic,Bon Secours Hospital,Renmore,Galway
His clinic is on Wednesday’s from 2pm to 6pm
Professor Kerin is a leading opinion on breast cancer management internationally and has been external assessor to the UK breast screening programme for several years. As well as breast cancer he has a special interest in surgical oncology including melanoma and has been instrumental in developing sentinal node practice in this area. He has published extensively on thyroid and parathyroid disease and has a major interest in minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. He also has extensive experience in minimally invasive, general surgery including gallbladder and hernia surgery.
Dr. Barbara Kerkhoff graduated from The Free University of Berlin, Germany in 1989. She commenced her specilized registrar training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology under the founding specialist of Perinatal Medicine Prof. Erich Saling at the Women's Hospital in Neukoelln, Berlin. In 1994 she achieved her M.D. at The Free University of Berlin through clinical research in ‘Management of pre labour rupture of membranes.’
For further training in view of Female Incontinence and Pelvic Floor disorders she worked in the Urogynaecological Department of the Charite under Prof. Wolfgang Fischer.
After completion of specialty training in 1998 she worked as a junior Consultant in Berlin. In 2001 she took a Senior Registrar post in Cork covering Erinville, St. Finbarrs & CUH. Since 2005 she has worked as a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is in private practice at The Bon Secours Hospital Cork since 2009. She is a Senior Lecturer for Obstetrics and Gynaecology in UCC, Cork.
Minimal invasive surgery, vaginal and abdominal surgey, coloscopy (working with Cervicalcheck.ie), adolescent gynaecology, menstrual disorders.
Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK; Accredited member of the British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology; Member of the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology; Member of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy, Irish Hospital Consultants Association
Special interests include Cross Sectional Imaging & Interventional Radiology.
"I qualified with my medical degree from UCC in 1985 and completed my Medical training in Cork University Hospital and recieving my MRCPI in 1993 and FRCPI in 2011. I completed my Registrar Training Scheme in Diagnostic Radiology at St. James's Hospital and Royal College of Radiologists in Ireland & London, leading to FFR RCSI and FRCR. I received an MSc from UCD in 1993 on ‘Radiological Evaluation of the denervated Stomach’. My Radiology Fellowship training began in the Division of Intervention Radiology and Cross-Sectional Imaging at the University Of California Irvine, USA in July 1993. I subsequently joined the staff at UCI until 2002, initially as assistent and then associate Professor being Director of the Divisions of Vascular Interventional Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Ultrasound at different stages. I am a certified member of the American Board of Radiology with added Qualification in Interevention Radiology since 1996.
I am a presently Senior Clinical Lecturer in Radiology with University College Cork & fulltime consultant Radiologist at the Bon secours Cork since 2003.
Dr Kindler graduated at Hanover Medical School, Germany. After qualifying he worked in the United Kingdom and completed his Cardiology Specialist Training in London. He worked at the Royal Brompton, Guy's & St Thomas', King's College and the Heart Hospital, University College London. He completed a three-year Fellowship with the Medical Research Council in Cardiovascular Imaging using Positron Emission Tomography and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Imperial College London and the Hammersmith Hospital.
Dr Kindler gained extensive clinical experience in interventional and non-interventional Cardiology including Coronary Angiography, Pacemaker Insertion, Heart Failure, 3D Echocardiography, Transoesophageal Echocardiography and Cardiac MRI at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital, and the Royal Brompton Hospital London where he worked with Professor Dudley Pennell. He completed a Fellowship in advanced cardiovascular MRI leading to level 3 certification. He completed a fellowship at UCLA Harbour, California, leading to level 3 certification in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He has a strong interest in heart failure, cardiomyopathies, and inherited cardiac conditions. He has further interests in the investigation and treatment of heart rhythm disorders and the identification and prevention of stroke from heart rhythm abnormalities.
In the last two years he has worked across 3 of Irelands high-tech hospitals : the Blackrock Clinic and Hermitage Clinic, Dublin, and the Galway Clinic.
Investigation, diagnosis, treatment & management of neurological disorders as Day case or Inpatient.
Irish Neurological Association Awards 2010
The Harold Millar Prize for best overall presentation was awarded to Dr. Peter Kinirons for his paper 'A novel locus for Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy in French Canadian families maps to 10p11'
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Legal Medicine, Liaison Psychiatry.
Dr. Leader trained in psychiatry in Guy’s Hospital London and St. Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin. She was the tutor in psychiatry in St. Vincent’s University Hospital for three years. She is experienced in general adult psychiatry and in liaison psychiatry.
Legal Medicine: At her Legal Medicine Clinic, Dr. Leader assesses victims of post accident and abuse trauma and specialises in post traumatic stress disorder. She has assessed thousands of victims of institutional abuse, has frequently attended hearings before the Residential Institutions Redress Board and is a recognised expert in the field. She has experience and expertise in determining capacity relating to issues such as ward of court, enduring power of attorney, consent to fair deal etc. Dr. Leader is a consultant to Injuries Board.ie (the Personal Injuries Assessment Board).
Liaison Psychiatry: Dr. Leader combines her legal medicine practice with clinical work in the Bon Secours Hospital, St. Vincent’s University Hospital and St. John of God Hospital. She is a consultant to the Mental Health Commission.
Dr Lynch is a consultant in paediatrics with a special interest in paediatric neurology. She accepts referrals for both general paediatrics and paediatric neurology.
Dr Lynch is a UCC graduate, completing her undergraduate studies in 1998, winning The James M. O’ Donovan Medical Prize, The Pearson Medal for Surgery and The John Kelly Prize for Clinical Surgery. Her paediatric training took place in Temple Street University Hospital, Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin, and Cork University Hospital. Dr Lynch did a Fellowship in Paediatric Neurology in the British Columbia Children's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada.
Dr Lynch provides a comprehensive service in both acute paediatrics and office based consultations. Acute admissions are accepted through the booking office in The Bon Secours Hospital. Dr Lynch's rooms are in Suite 25 in the Cork Clinic on the Western Road. Her phone number is 021 4546343, and the fax number is 021 4346951.
Palpitations / Cardiac rhythm disturbance, Atrial and ventricular arrhythmia including atrial fibrillation, Collapse / Fainting, Cardiac risk or family history of cardiac disease / Sudden death, Implantable devices (Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Heart failure devices).
Dr Lyne graduated from Cambridge University in 1998. His specialty training and research in Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Devices and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance was undertaken at the largest specialist Heart and Lung Hospitals in Europe. He has also visited a number of centres in Europe to train alongside colleagues.
In 2010 he was appointed as a locum Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital before transferring to the Mater Private Hospital, Dublin in 2011. He has since moved to establish his private practice at the Bon Secours Hospital. Dr Lyne is a specialist in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to cardiac rhythm. This includes using the very latest diagnostic techniques and procedures including cardiac ablation. He is also fully trained in the insertion and management of cardiac devices, including ICD’s, pacemakers, extraction, device optimisation and upgrades.
CONSULTANT RHEUMATOLOGIST & GENERAL PHYSICIAN, BON SECOURS HOSPITAL, CORK (BSHC)
- ACUTE ARTHRITIS (URGENT REFERRALS)
- GENERAL RHEUMATOLOGY
- JOINT INJECTIONS (2 PER WEEK - TUESDAY AND FRIDAY AM, BON SECOURS OPD)
REFERRALS ARE AVAILABLE ON RECEIPT OF A GP LETTER AT (FAX) 0214347338
ENQUIRIES PLEASE TO YVONNE/ANN AT 0214344603
INPATIENT RHEUMATOLOGY AND GENERAL MEDICAL CARE
ADMISSIONS ARE THROUGHT THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE OF BSHC AT 0214542807 Ext. 1604/5
DAY CASE PATIENTS FOR INFUSION (INCLUDING BIOLOGIC)THERAPIES
Dr Jennifer McCafferty graduated from the Dublin Dental University Hospital with honours and received the Public & Child Dental Health Award in 2005. Following a year working as a house officer in the Dublin Dental Hospital she worked for 3 years in general practice and held a one day a week teaching position in the Dublin Dental Hospital. In 2007, she successfully completed the MFD examination in the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. In September 2009, Jennifer commenced a 3 year, full time Clinical Doctorate Programme in Paediatric Dentistry in the Dublin Dental Hospital. Her research involved carrying out a randomised controlled clinicl trial assessing the retention of fissure sealants placed with the addition of a bonding agent. In July 2012 she received first class honours and the Dean's Prize for her Clinical Doctorate.
Dr McCafferty provides comprehensive paediatric dental care including:
- Preventative Care
- Comprehensive dental treatment for children including pulp therapy for primary teeath and preformed stainless steel or aesthetic crowns
- Dental treatment with nitrous oxide sedation or general anaesthetic
- Emergency management and follow up of dental traumatic injuries in both the primary and permanent dentition
- Dental management for children who are medically compromised
- Dental care for patients with physical or intellectual special needs
- Diagnosis and management of dental anomalies and paediatric oral pathology
- Interceptive orthodontics
If you wish to contact Jennifer for an appointment please contact email@example.com or (021) 4614520
Graduated from University College Cork
Post Graduate Training
Fellowship in Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
Fellowship in Abdominal Interventional Radiology and MRI, Foothills Hospital, Alberta, Canada
Previous Consultant Appointments
Staff Radiologist/Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, London Health Sciences Centre (University Campus), London, Ontario, Canada; and University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Male and Female Infertility, Minimal invasive surgery (laproscopic and hysteroscopic), Management of fibroids, endometriosis, tubal disease and benign ovarian pathology, Genetics of infertility, Ovulation Induction, Oncofertility, Cryopreservation, IVF, ICSI, Reproductive Ethics
Dr Edgar Mocanu is a Consultant Gynaecologist in charge of HARI, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin and an RCOG Certified Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. He graduated in Medicine from Iuliu Hatieganu Medical University, Cluj-Napoca,Transylvania, Romania in 1993 and completed his specialist training (CCST) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2005. He holds an MD degree (Role of CF mutations in male infertility) from Trinity College, Dublin and obtained a Diploma in Ethics of Medical Research and Biotechnology from Keele University, UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.A past President of the Irish Fertility Society and currently the Coordinator of the ESHRE EUTCD Task Force he is also representing Ireland as the Treasurer of the International Federation of Fertility Societies. He has published and lectured nationally and internationally and is a regular participant in the education of postgraduate students.
Dr. Catherine Molloy was appointed in 2014 as Consultant Rheumatologist and General Physician at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork.
A graduate of UCC, she completed her general professional training in Cork. She completed her MD thesis in the Molecular Genetics of Rheumatoid Arthritis in UCC.
Speciality training in Manchester and completion of an MSc in Clinical Rheumatology was followed by a Clinical Fellowship in Toronto, Canada. She worked as Consultant Rheumatologist and Acute Physician (Medical Assessment Unit) in Plymouth NHS Trust, UK and then Cork University Hospital.
Her main interests are in Early Inflammatory Arthritis, the Spondyloarthropathies (e.g. Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic arthritis) and Metabolic Bone disease, particularly Osteoporosis. In addition, she has expertise in the connective tissue diseases (SLE, Scleroderma, Inflammatory Myositis), Osteoarthritis and general rheumatology, and a developing interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine.
Inpatient Rheumatology and General Medicine
Day case infusion therapy (biologics, bisphosphonates)
Outpatient injection clinic once weekly
Outpatient consultations- Suite 2.7, Cons Private Clinic, Bishopstown Rd, Cork
Ross Morgan graduated from UCD in 1996 and undertook specialist registrar
training in Respiratory Medicine in Ireland followed by a 3 year fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Boston University. He has been a Consultant Respiratory Physician at Beaumont Hospital since 2007 and is a Fellow of the RCPI and of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a council member of the Irish Thoracic Society and Chair of the Lung cancer group at the NCCP. He is also chairman of ASH Ireland.
His clinical and research interests are in lung cancer, pleural disease, airway inflammation and bronchoscopy.
Dr Morrice brings a significant amount of Cardiology and Electrophysiology expertise and experience to the hospital and his most recent appointment was as an Electrophysiology Fellow at the renowned OLV Hospital, Aalst, Belgium. Dr Morrice attained his MB BCh BAO at Queens University Belfast, RCPE Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh and MD at Queens University Belfast.
Prior to his appointment at the OLV Hospital Aalst, Belgium Dr Morrice worked for many years in the specialty of cardiology in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast City Hospital and Mater Hospital Dublin. Dr Morrice's MD research project looked into cardiac biomarkers in myocardial infarction and in percutaneous coronary intervention. Dr Morrice has published widely including the areas of pacing and STEMI and he has a keen interest in audit, research and education. Dr Morrice will also be attached to UCC in the capacity of Senior Clinical lecturer.
Dr Morrice will accept referrals from patients displaying symptoms of various cardiac arrhythmias; atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, atrial tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia etc. In addition Dr Morrice will undertake cardiac interventions such as ablation, insertion of pacemakers and insertion of ICDs in the specially commissioned catheterisation laboratory at the hospital.
Graduated in Medicine from University College Cork. Completed general surgical training in the U.K and became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Returned to Ireland to train in Orthopaedic surgery and completed speciality training obtaining the Intercollegiate Fellowship Examination in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery. Obtained a Masters degree in surgery (M.Ch.) by thesis from U.C.C. 31 publications in both international and national journals and over 50 presentations. Completed subspeciality fellowship training in Foot and Ankle surgery, Trauma and Joint Reconstruction in Toronto. Worked as a Consultant in the public service initially in Navan and then Cork for nine years and has been in full time private practice in the Bons Secours hospital since 2008. Special interests in primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty and in foot and ankle surgery.
Conleth studied medicine at NUI Galway, and graduated with honours in 2000. He completed his specialist registrar training in Ireland before completing a 2 year advanced medical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, through the Irish Society of Medical Oncology Visiting Scholar Fellowship programme. Here his area of special interest was breast cancer. He undertook laboratory research on predictors of sensitivity to drugs targeting DNA repair defects, as well as clinical research on breast cancer brain metastases and pregnancy-associated breast cancer.
He took up a position as a consultant medical oncologist at the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork in August 2010. He treats breast cancer, gynecologic and genito-urinary malignancies. His recent academic work involves cost effectiveness in cancer care, and developing computer based tools to help ensure quality of care for cancer patients. Conleth is actively involved in medical education and is a senior lecturer in clinical education with UCC. He has extensive experience in clinical trials over more than 10 years including protocol development, regulatory submission, principal investigator role and as national chief investigator.
Mr Murphy specialises in all types of spinal surgery including microscopic neurosurgery. His subspecialty interest led him to complete a fellowship at the Washington University in St Louis USA, specialising in spinal neurosurgery, and incorporating the full range of spinal pathologies (degenerative, tumour, traumatic injuries involving cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae).
The Consultants Clinic
Bon Secours Hospital
Mr. Myers has commenced private practice in the Bon Secours Hospital, Galway. Mr. Myers also holds the posts of Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon at Galway University Hospital and Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway and Lecturer in Surgery at National University of Ireland, Galway, since 2011.
Mr Myers major areas of expertise are in minimally invasive laparoscopic colorectal surgery for colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease and rectal prolapse. He also provides expert assessment of pelvic floor dysfunction including faecal incontinence and evacuatory disorders. Mr Myers deals with a large number of patients with complex anal fistulae and pilonidal disease. Mr Myers has an expertise in haemorrhoidal surgery providing the HALO procedure and open and stapled operations. Given his extensive laparoscopic surgery experience, Mr. Myers also provides minimally invasive surgery for a range of general surgical problems such as groin hernias, abdominal wall and incisional hernias and gallstones. He also performs day-case gastroscopy and colonoscopy.
Education, Training and Experience:
Mr. Myers is a 1999 graduate of University College, Dublin. He completed the Dublin based Basic Surgical Training Scheme prior to completing an MD in Surgical Oncology at University College, Dublin. He was awarded the prestigious Patey Prize by the Society of Academic and Research Surgeons in 2005 for a presentation related to this research. Additionally, he was awarded the 2005 Ronald Raven Prize by the British Association of Surgical Oncology. He successfully completed the Higher Surgical Training Scheme in Colorectal & General Surgery prior to departing to Sydney, Australia for his Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery and Pelvic Floor Surgery in Concord and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals. He returned to Ireland in 2011 to his current post. Mr. Myers has authored more than one hundred peer reviewed scientific surgical articles including research on diverticular disease and is recognised as an international expert on this topic.
The Consultants Clinic,
Bon Secours Hospital,
Dr Mylotte graduated from RCSI Medical School in 2001 and obtained membership of the RCPI in 1994. He completed Irish cardiology specialist training and was conferred with an MD by thesis in 2010. He is among a select group of physicians who also undertook an additional PhD thesis. This PhD concerns Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) and emanates from the world renowned Thorax Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Dr Mylotte then undertook a two-year interventional cardiology fellowship at the acclaimed InstitutCardiovasculaire de Paris, in Massy, France. Darren then completed a further two-year advanced fellowship in congenital and structural heart disease at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He returned to practice cardiology in Ireland in 2014.
Dr Mylotte specializes in general cardiology, and has subspecialty interests in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of ischaemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, and congenital heart disease. This includes the use of the very latest diagnostic techniques and procedures, including cardiac CT, TAVI, left atrial appendage occlusion, and a variety of coronary artery imaging and interventional equipment.
Dr Mylotte is recognized to be an expert in the field of coronary and structural heart disease intervention. He has an extensive publication record in interventional cardiology and has co-authored several cardiology textbooks. In 2012, he was awarded the Young Investigator of the Year by the European Society of Cardiology and received the young author achievement award from the American College of Cardiology in 2013. He is a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, and is an invited faculty member of major U.S. and European scientific congresses. Darren is a member of the editorial board of Euro Intervention and reviews for several high-impact cardiology journals.
Open and endovascular treatment for venous, peripheral vascular and aneurysmal disease
Mr Peter Naughton has worked as a Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon in Beaumont since 2011 and as a Senior Lecturer with RCSI. He is a graduate of RCSI and completed his basic and higher surgical training in Dublin followed by a one year fellowship in St Mary’s Hospital, London and a 2 year endovascular fellowship in North Western Memorial Hospital, Chicago. He joined the Vascular Surgical team in the Bon Secours Hospital in Dublin in 2014.
Peter is a member of the American Venous Forum, Irish Society of Vascular Surgery and the European Society of Vascular Surgery
Peter has a specialist interest in both open and endovascular treatment for venous, peripheral vascular and aneurysmal disease
MB Bch BAO 1984 University College Dublin
FRCSI 1988 Royal College Of Surgeons in Ireland
FRCSI (Plast) 1994 Royal College Of Surgeons in Ireland – Intercollegiate Board
President of the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons.
Skin Cancer Surgery, Breast Reconstruction and Surgery, Burns, Aesthetic Surgery
Margaret graduated from UCD in 1984 and has been a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland since 1988. She obtained her Specialist Fellowship in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery from the combined Royal Colleges of Ireland, England, Glasgow and Edinburgh in 1984. Having trained in the UK and Australia, she is on the Specialist Register of the Irish Medical Council.
Her areas of special interest include skin cancer surgery, breast reconstruction and surgery and burns. Margaret has worked in St Vincents University Hospital and St James Hospital where she ran the National Burns unit in St James Hospital for 10 years.
Margaret is a special lecturer in the Royal College of Surgeons on Human Factors & Patient Safety and is currently President of the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons.
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) ex-National Secretary
Member and President of the Irish Association Plastic Surgeons (IAPS)
Member British Association Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Dr. Eoin O’Sullivan was appointed in 2011 as Consultant Endocrinologist at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork and senior clinical lecturer in University College Cork (UCC). A graduate of UCC, he completed his general professional training in Cork. Speciality training in Dublin and Galway was followed by a clinical fellowship in Dundee, Scotland. He completed his MD thesis in vascular calcification in type 2 diabetes.
His main interest is in all forms of diabetes, especially those in whom attainment of glycaemic, lipid and blood pressure goals are difficult to achieve, secondary causes of diabetes, diabetes in pregnancy and in-patient hyperglycaemia.
He also has an interest in thyroid disorders, hypercalcaemia and disorders of sodium metabolism.
The multidisciplinary approach to the management of diabetes here in Bon Secours Cork is provided by our team of healthcare professionals who meet on a regular basis to ensure a fully integrated comprehensive care programme is delivered to all our patients with diabetes attending the unit. This team is led by Dr Eoin O'Sullivan and consists of Diabetes Nurse Specialists, Diabetes Dieticians, Podiatrist, Consultant Ophthalmologist and cardiovascular and vascular surgery support as required. In addition our Laboratory here provides assessment for all the tests necessary for monitoring of Diabetes.
There are currently approximately 1500 people with diabetes attending the Diabetes Unit here in the Bon Secours Cork. Approximately 15% of these have Type 1 diabetes, of whom approximately 15% are on insulin pump therapy. A key aspect of our philosophy here in the Diabetes Unit in the Bon Secours Hospital Cork is the importance of the patient empowerment. We feel it is vital that individuals with diabetes have a full understanding of their condition and medications. Advantages to the service provided by our Diabetes Unit include ease of access to relevent knowledgeable diabetes healthcare professionals, consistency of approach whereby patients are "known" within the Unit (thereby reducing unnecessary repetition of information) and a truly patient centred approach which maximises the individuals ability to achieve the optimal level of diabetes control.
Prof O’Sullivan graduated from UCC in 1994 and completed specialist training on the Irish National Emergency Medicine training program in 2004. He thereafter completed fellowship training in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), Melbourne, Australia from 2004-6 and was appointed to a Consultant position at RCH in 2006. In 2007, he returned to Ireland to the position of Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. From 2008-13, he was Professor and Chair of Paediatrics at University College Dublin, and also National Director of Training in Emergency Medicine. He was made a Fellow of the Faculty of Paediatrics of RCPI in 2010. Prof O’Sullivan returned to Cork in 2013 to take up a position as Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Cork University and Mercy University Hospitals. He is a Principal Investigator with the National Children’s Research Centre and has developed the country’s first research unit in Emergency Medicine. He is also a member of the executive management team in the School of Medicine at UCC.
Prof O’Sullivan joined BSHC in 2014 to develop our acute services and pathways, commencing with the opening of our new 7-bedded MAU for adult medical patients. Access to the unit is by way of GP referral only. This unit provides patients with:
Rapid access to expert Consultant assessment and prompt access to a range of diagnostic testing.
Admission to hospital promptly arranged where necessary.
For all patients discharged from the MAU, a discharge letter will be forwarded to their GP.
If required patients will have referrals to other Bon Secours Hospital Cork services arranged.
The initial consultation fee is €125 with a fee-per-item charge thereafter. The cost of treatment at the MAU is capped at €495. Any patient admitted from the MAU will have all but €50 of their fee for treatment at the MAU waived.
BSHC MAU criteria
The MAU will accept GP-referred, differentiated and undifferentiated adult medical patients (over 16 years) who are unlikely to require full resuscitation.
The MAU will not accept GP referrals for surgical patients, paediatrics and acute stroke patients.
The MAU will not accept patients who self present.
The unit accepts referrals from 8am – 6pm, Monday – Friday.
To arrange a referral to the MAU please Tel: 021 4801604/4801605 Fax: 021 4941985
Suzanne graduated from UCD Medical School in 1992. In 1996 she went to the Rosie Maternity in Cambridge from where she won a place on the East Anglia training scheme. After developing an interest in pelvic floor problems she undertook a 2 year clinical research post at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles St., looking at connective tissues in the pelvic floor. She subsequently trained in Southampton and Basingstoke before starting her first consultant post at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in 2002. She ran the high risk antenatal clinic there and set up a dedicated specialist multidisciplinary pelvic floor service including conservative and surgical treatments for women with incontinence and prolapse.
In 2006 she received a call from home and started her second consultant post in the Unified Maternity Services in Cork, working at the Bons, Erinville and St Finbarrs prior to the opening of CUMH.
She specialises in general Obstetrics and Gynaecology with a subspecialty interest in Urogynaecology. She runs the Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury clinic at CUMH where all women are seen and scanned after third degree tears. Her research interests include specialist physiotherapy for pelvic pain, pelvic floor injury and it’s prevention during childbirth, and robotic surgery for prolapse. She has been guest speaker at many international meetings
As Associate Dean of specialist training for O and G at the RCPI, she is closely involved in training our future specialists. She was also recently elected Chair of the Continence Foundation of Ireland.
Interests: General and Urogynaecology
Pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic pain
Obstetrics and Antenatal care
All women attending for private antenatal care receive a detailed anomaly and 3d scan as well as regular growth scans.
Contact Rose Keane at Cork Womens Clinic on 021 4348931/ 4348932
Dr Conor O’ Brien graduated from University College Dublin in 1995 and subsequently obtained his MRCPI. He completed his specialist training in gastroenterology and hepatology in St. Vincent’s University Hospital and Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. He completed his research fellowship in St. Vincent’s University Hospital and the University of Newcastle, UK. He subsequently worked as Consultant Gastroenterologist / Hepatologist at Toronto Western Hospital. He returned to Dublin in 2007.
All aspects of spinal surgery, Hip and Knee replacement surgery and general Orthopaedics
Philip O’ Connor is a graduate from RCSI Medical School (1996). His main areas of clinical practice include adult spinal surgery and hip and knee replacement. Philip completed his surgical training on the Irish Higher Surgical Training programme in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, obtaining his degree FRCSI (Tr. & Orth.) in 2008. He was awarded CCST and entered onto the specialist register.
He then undertook fellowship training in Canada, spending one year at the Joint Replacement Institute at the University of Western Ontario, under Dr. Robert Bourne, training in all aspects of primary and revision Hip and knee replacement surgery.
Philip subsequently completed a second fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Montréal, training in all aspects of adult spine surgery, under Drs. A. Jodoin, G. Maurais, P. Khoeuir and J.M. Mac-Thiong. He gained experience in minimally invasive trauma, adult degenerative and deformity surgery. Additional training was undertaken in scoliosis surgery, under Dr. H. Labelle and Dr. S. Parent.
Philip O’ Connor has published several book chapters and numerous papers in the Orthopaedic and Spine literature.
He is member of several academic societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and AO Spine.
Mr. O’ Connor has an interest in the surgical treatment of all adult spinal conditions, and hip and knee replacements.
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AFRCSI, FRCS (ORL-HNS), MCh.
Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon.
Mr O’Connor is a native of Galway and a graduate of NUIG Medical School in 2000. He was appointed to the Irish Higher Surgical Training Programme in Ear, Nose & Throat ENT Surgery in 2004 and has received Specialist Training in teaching hospitals throughout Ireland. He was awarded his FRCS (ORL-HNS) in 2008.
Prior to his appointment as a Consultant Ear Nose & Throat Surgeon at the Bon Secours Hospital Galway he spent two years in Perth, Australia where he completed clinical fellowships in Paediatric Otolaryngology at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and in Head & Neck Cancer Surgery at Royal Perth Hospital. He has also completed a clinical fellowship in Otology in Plymouth, England.
He has published numerous peer-reviewed academic papers and has been awarded a number of academic prizes and distinctions. He was awarded a Masters in Surgery (MCh) for research he performed at NUIG. His current academic research interests include Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and the role of Human Papilloma Virus in Head & Neck Cancers. His main areas of clinical interest include paediatric otolaryngology, endoscopic sinus surgery, hearing loss, vertigo and all aspects of adult general otolaryngology.
Dr. David O'Flaherty was born in Galway and is a graduate of NUIG. He trained in the UK and USA. He was formerly a consultant anaesthetist in Guys Hospital, London. He is also an ex-international athlete and is ringside doctor for professional boxing in Ireland.
Dr. O'Flaherty is a consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine in Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe.
Arthroscopic / Sports Surgery, Upper Limb / Hand Surgery, Upper Limb Conditions, Sports and Arthroscopic Surgery, Primary Joint Replacement
Mr Flanagan is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and a Fellow of the RSCI and College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in Orthopaedics. He is a member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in RCPI & RCSI and previously was an examiner in Orthopaedic Speciality Exams, Inspector of Orthopaedic Training Post and past Secretary of the Institute of Orthopaedics in Ireland.
He has worked for over 20 years as an Orthopaedic Consultant.
MRCPI MRCOG DGO (RANZCOG)
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecological Oncologist
Dr. O’Leary reviews patients on a Tuesday in his Rooms in Crescent Court Medical Centre, Crescent Mall, Fr. Griffin Rd, Galway
Dr. O’Leary graduated from UCD with honours in 1998. He trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Dublin and Galway prior to undergoing a Fellowship in Gynae-Oncology in Australia and New Zealand in 2005 – 2007. He has a Diploma in Gynae-Oncology from the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He is the leading colposcopist for CervicalCheck in Galway and has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery and women’s cancers.
He is a member of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist, a member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a member of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. He is a member of the Executive of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and also sits on the interview committee for basic and higher specialist training for Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Ireland with the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. He is the national clinical advisor for women’s cancers to the National Cancer Control Programme.
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Barry O'Reilly graduated from RCSI in 1991 and later moved to London to commence specialist registrar training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology based in Guy's and St. Thomas' hospitals. He was awarded a research fellowship to work in the prestigious laboratory of Professor Stephen McMahon where he studied ATP receptors in overactive bladder which lead to the award of MD in 2000. On completion of specialty training he moved to Melbourne, Australia to undertake subspecialty training in Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery under Prof Peter Dwyer and Dr Marcus Carey. He was appointed Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Mercy Hospital for Women and University of Melbourne in 2003. He returned to take up a consultant post in Cork in 2004 and has set up the Centre for Urogynaecology at CUMH. He is a founding member and past Chairman of Continence Foundation of Ireland (www.continence.ie) and is currently on the workshop committee of the International Urogynaecology Association having previously served terms on the scientific, public relations and graft committees. He is a reviewer for BJOG, TOG, EJOG, International Journal of Urogynecology, was previously on the editorial board of The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist journal of the RCOG and currently on the editorial board of the IUJ. He has a special interest complicated childbirth and in the effects of vaginal delivery and caesarian section on the pelvic floor.
Head and Neck Cancer
Breast Cancer Reconstruction
Upper limb Surgery
Barry O’Sullivan graduated from University College Dublin in 1998 and his first exposure to Plastic Surgery was in Beaumont Hospital in 2002, which decided his future direction of his training. His MCh from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in2007 studied the ‘Upregulation of Diabetic Wound Healing’. Upon completion of his Higher Surgical Training in Plastic Surgery in Ireland in 2001, Barry undertook fellowships in Trauma and Microsurgical Reconstruction in Perth Australia.
Barry worked as Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Royal Perth Hospital before returning to Ireland in 2014 to take up a position in Beaumont and Connolly Hospitals. Barry has been an ATLS instructor for the pass 12 years and is a member of the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons and the Irish Hand Society.
His area of interest are head and neck cancer and breast cancer reconstruction along with skin cancer and upper limb / hand surgery.
Aoibhlinn O'Toole graduated from University College Dublin in 2004. She completed her Specialist training in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine in St Vincent's University Hospital, Sligo General Hospital and Beaumont Hospital. She was the UCD Newman Scholar in Inflammatory Bowel disease and obtained an MD from UCD for her research on colorectal cancer and immune evasion. She subsequently moved to Boston where she completed Inflammatory Bowel Disease fellowships in the Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Programme for Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health. She returned to Dublin in 2015 to join the Gastroenterology team in Beaumont Hospital.
Her areas of interest include management of complex Inflammatory Bowel Disease as well as colorectal cancer and dysplasia detection.
Consultant Laparoscopic General and Bariatric Surgeon
Mr. Colm O’Boyle was appointed to the Bon Secours Hospital Cork as Consultant General Surgeon and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Surgery in January 2008. He is extensively experienced in laparoscopic surgery and trained in Dublin, Galway, Yorkshire and the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia prior to becoming lead clinician for surgical services at Hull Royal Infirmary in 2002. He has a particular interest in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and has been performing procedures for morbid obesity since 1998. He is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the UK and Ireland. He is currently the council member representing Ireland on the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. He co-edited a book entitled Weightloss Surgery, A Comprehensive Medical Team Approach. He is a member of the International Federation for the Treatment of Surgical Obesity and British Obesity and Metabolic Surgical Society. His research interests include psychological aspects related to bariatric surgery, the affect of bariatric surgery on medical conditions, physiological consequences of anti-reflux surgery and evaluating new techniques in laparoscopic surgery. He has had a career interest in ongoing medical education and mentors final year medical students throughout the year. He is a member of faculty for the RCS Advanced Laparoscopic Training Course. He regularly performs most laparoscopic surgical interventions including Inguinal Hernia, Cholecystectomy, Incisional Hernia, Fundoplication, Splenectomy, Gastrectomy, Colectomy, Anterior Resection. He is expert at and routinely performs diagnostic and interventional colonoscopy and gastroscopy.
Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery (Banding, Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy)
Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery (Inguinal, Umbilical, Incisional, Hiatal)
Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
Surgical Tutor Laparoscopic Skills RCS England
Gastroscopy & Colonoscopy (Less than one month wait)
Gastric Sleeve, Bypass, Band, Balloon
Laparoscopic Fundoplication for GORD
Laparoscopic Incisional, Umbilical, Inguinal, Hiatus Hernia repair
Laparoscopic Colectomy for cancer/diverticulitis/colitis
Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection
Dr O’Connor graduated in Medicine from University College Cork in 1988. He completed general medical training in Cork University Hospital and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 1991. He spent two years at the Dermatology Department at St James’ Hospital and Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Dublin and then completed a Dermatology residency training program at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, U.S.A, 1994-1998 and subsequently completed a fellowship in Dermatologic Surgery and Mohs Micrographic Surgery at Mayo Clinic. He was on staff as Consultant Dermatologist and Mohs Micrographic surgeon at Mayo Clinic Arizona until 2002 when he returned to his current position in Ireland.
Dr O’Connor set up the first Mohs micrographic surgical department in Ireland and this is currently the only private hospital Mohs surgical department in the country. He is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) and a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS). Dr O’Connor treats all skin diseases and has a particular interest and expertise in skin cancer, both non-melanoma skin cancer and melanoma and its treatment. He sees patients for Dermatology consultation at the Lee Clinic, Cork (www.leeclinicdermatology.ie)and performs surgical procedures at the Bon Secours Hospital. He also cares for inpatients admitted to the Bon Secours Hospital.
Memberships / Societies
•Irish Medical Council, Specialist Registration in Dermatology
•Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
•Mayo Clinic Alumni
•American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
•American College of Mohs Surgery
•European Society for Micrographic Surgery
•Munster Dermatology Society
•Irish Association of Dermatologists
Please click on link above to view Dermatology website.
Interventional Endoscopy, Quality Assurance in Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Professor Patchett is a Consultant Gastroenterologist working in Beaumont and The Bon Secours hospitals and is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Royal College of Surgeons Dublin. Having graduated from UCD, he commenced his training in Dublin before moving to London to train in St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals.
He was appointed Senior Lecturer in Barts in 1996 and returned to take up in current position in Beaumont in November 1998. Professor Patchett’s professional interests focus on diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy and therapeutics of inflammatory bowel disease. He is currently chair of the working group for the national QA programme in endoscopy and represents the College of Physicians on the QA Steering group and the Conjoint Endoscopy Curriculum development group.
Professor Patchett is also the clinical lead for endoscopy services in both Beaumont hospital and The Bon Secours.In addition he is Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee in the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin, and has served as chairman of the division of Medicine in Beaumont and as National Specialty Director in Gastroenterology.
laparoscopic surgery including laparoscopic hysterectomies, myomectomies, ovarian cystectomies and advanced laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis and laparoscopic risk reduction surgery for at risk groups.
Menorrhagia and infertility
urinary incontinence such as TVTs, TVTOs for stress, Botox injection for non medically responsive urge incontinence
Dr Rajab has over 14 years experience in both obstetrics and gynaecology and worked as a permanent consultant at our Our Lady Of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda for three years, before joining Beaumont/Rotunda Hospitals as consultant gynaecologist in September 2015.
Dr Rajab has a wide range of interests in general benign gynaecology, pelvic floor reconstructive surgery and urogynecology. He had sub-speciality training in minimal access surgery having completed his training in South London Hospitals.
Dr Rajab’s training includes expertise in advanced laparoscopic surgery such as laparoscopic hysterectomies, myomectomies, ovarian cystectomies and advanced laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis and laparoscopic risk reduction surgery for at risk groups, in addition to general surgical skills required to undertake the safest and most effective gynaecological treatment available for most of gynaecological conditions such as menorrhagia and infertility.
Dr Rajab was the Lead of pelvic floor clinic, pelvic floor surgery and urogynaecology at the Lourdes Hospital, he has the expertise in managing all types of pelvic floor prolapse, recurrent prolapse and mesh surgeries, surgical treatment of precedentia and surgical treatment of vault prolapse such as sacrospinous fixation and abdominal vault suspensions and he has the expertise in managing different types of female urinary incontinence such as TVTs, TVTOs for stress , and Botox injection for non medically responsive urge incontinence.
Dr Rajab is a certified colposcopist, has the expertise in managing all types of smear abnormality cases.
Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon Beaumont Hospital
Upper GI Surgery
Mr. William Robb graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2000. He completed his fellowship training in the Department of Surgical Digestive Disease Oncology in Lille, France which is one of Europe’s foremost centres for diseases of the oesophagus and stomach. He was appointed as a Consultant in Lille prior to taking up a post as a Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon in the Bristol Royal Infirmary in 2013. He returned to Dublin in 2015.
In addition to his private practice in the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin, he works as a Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.
Specialist areas of interest
Gallstone disease and Laparoscopic cholecystectomy,
Hernia Surgery - Abdominal wall and groin hernias,
Endoscopy and Investigation of Abdominal Pain.
Upper GI Surgery
Laparoscopic Upper GI Surgery - Anti-reflux surgery, Laparoscopic myotomy for Achalasia, Laparoscopic Hiatal hernia repair
Barrett’s oesophagus (including endoscopic mucosal resection and radiofrequency ablation) and endoscopic treatment of early mucosal oesophageal cancer
Laparoscopic gastrectomy and totally minimally invasive oesophagectomy (MIO)
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda / Louth County Hospital, Dundalk / Beaumont University Hospital, Dublin
Diagnostic and therapeutic OGD and colonoscopy, ERCP, EUS (Beaumont Hospital), Quality Assurance in Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Dr Gupta is a Consultant Gastroenterologist working in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda and the Bon Secours Hospitals and is also a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin. Having completed his Masters degree from UCD and Specialist Training in Gastroenterology from Ireland, he completed his fellowship in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston USA before taking up the consultant post in Ireland in 2008.
Apart from doing interventional endoscopy at Lourdes Hospital Drogheda, Dr Gupta also does colon cancer screening of the National Colon Cancer Screening patients in Louth County Hospital, Dundalk and advanced biliary interventional procedures in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.
Dr Gupta was formerly the Endoscopy lead and is currently the Training lead in Endoscopy for the Louth Group of Hospitals. He is involved in the National Quality Assurance in Endsocopy. He is also the current Honorary Secretary of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.
Diabetes and Vascular disease, Hypoglycaemia, Metabolic Bone Disease
Dr Smith Graduated from UCD with an honours medical degree in 1994 and completed the Irish specialist registrar training programme in diabetes, endocrinology and general internal medicine in 2003. MD thesis in the field of hypoglycaemia in Kings College Hospital London. Appointed Lecturer in Endocrinology to St Vincents University Hospital in 2004 and then as a Consultant Endocrinologist to Beaumont Hospital in 2005. Since his appointment to Beaumont Hospital, Diarmuid has established an active research unit with a particular interest in diabetes and vascular disease, diabetes foot disease and hypoglycaemia. At a national level Dr Smith has been the secretary and chair of the diabetes section of the Irish Endocrine Society and the HSE national clinical lead for diabetes between 2011 to 2013.
Pancreaticobiliary Disease, Intrinsic Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease,Colorectal Cancer Screening, Coeliac Disease, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Claire graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1994 with an Honours degree. She completed her BST on the Federated Hospitals Scheme and subsequently her HST in Gastroenterology in both St. James’ and Beaumont hospitals. Claire was awarded her MD in Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Trinity College Dublin in 2005 having completed research in RCSI/Beaumont and Johns Hopkins, Baltimore. She also spent a year as Junior Lecturer in Trinity Medical School during her HST. Claire then spent two years abroad, the first in Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia and the second in University College London, completing Fellowships in ERCP and Hepatobiliary Medicine. She returned to Dublin in 2008 to take up her current position as Consultant Gastroenterologist in Connolly Hospital. She became a Fellow of RCPI in 2010 and has been an active member in RCPI, having been the National Specialty Director in Gastroenterology for three years. She has recently been appointed as Senior Lecturer in RCSI.
Claire has a particular interest in IBD, IBS and Hepatobiliary disease, but is experienced in all aspects of general Gastroenterology.
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Dr Yvonne Smyth graduated from NUIG in 1997. She completed her internship and General Professional Training in University College Hospital Galway ( UCHG). Thereafter she worked in Beaumont, the Adelaide and Meath and Cork University Hospitals before returning to Galway to complete the Cardiology Specialist Registrar training program. She was enrolled in the specialist division of the medical register in both Cardiology and General Internal Medicine in 2007. Her particular areas of interest are cardiovascular imaging and heart failure. She undertook a subspecialty fellowship in the Cleveland Clinic USA prior to being appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist in Bon Secours Hospital and Kerry General Hospitals Tralee four years ago. She has recently taken up a joint Cardiology/ AMU post in UCHG. She has a MA in Healthcare Management and is a fellow of the RCPI, an ACLS instructor and a reviewer for Heart.
Karl Sweeney is a Consultant General and Breast Surgeon. He is the Director of Surgery for Galway Roscommon University Hospital Group, the Lead Surgeon for BreastCheck Western Unit and honorary senior lecturer in the Department of Surgery in NUI Galway. He qualified from UCD and was awarded his MD Thesis from TCD. He did his specialist training in breast surgery in Memorial Sloane Kettering in New York in the USA. His specialist interest is in Benign Breast Disease, Hereditary Breast Cancer, Screen Detected Breast Cancer and Oncoplastic Breast Surgery including immediate reconstructive surgery.
Professor Thompson qualified from Dundee University in 1981, and trained in Endocrinology in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he was awarded his MD thesis. He worked as Lecturer in Medicine in Edinburgh University, from where he was funded to work as Associate Professor in the Dept of Physiology, UCSF, San Francisco. He returned to Scotland as Consultant Endocrinologist in Glasgow before taking up post in Beaumont in 1997. He has served as Chairman of Diabetes Ireland and secretary of the Irish Endocrine Society. He is chairman of the European Hyponatraemia Network, and was the European delegate on the world consensus guidelines for management of hyponatraemia, published in 2013. He has served on the medical and scientific committee of the GAA and is doctor to the Dublin Hurling Team.
Consultant Foot & Ankle Surgeon at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital. Consultant TR & Orthopaedic Surgeon at Beaumont Hospital
Adult reconstructive foot & ankle surgery, sports foot & ankle surgery & minimally invasive foot & ankle surgery
James Walsh specialises in adult reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, sports foot & ankle surgery and minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery.
James is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2001). Following this, he completed his basic surgical training in Dublin and was awarded a Master of Surgery (MCh) degree from University College Dublin in 2008. He completed his training in orthopaedics and foot & ankle surgery on the Irish Higher Surgical Training programme in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, obtaining his degree FRCS (Tr&Orth) in 2011.
He then undertook subspecialty fellowship training in Australia in 2012 on the Sydney Foot and Ankle fellowship (Royal North Shore Hospital) for 1 year, covering all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, including degenerative disease, sports and trauma, minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery.
He followed his training in Sydney with clinical attachments at the Kantonsspital Hospital Liestal Switzerland, focusing on ankle and distal tibial surgery and at the Amsterdam Medical Centre, Netherlands, specialising in arthroscopic ankle surgery techniques.
In addition to his practice in the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin, James also works at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.
He is a member of both the Irish Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (IOFAS) and the European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS).
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MB FRCSI (UROL)
Consultant Urological Surgeon
Mr. Walsh graduated from University College Dublin and underwent Basic Surgical Training in Dublin. He moved to London in 1995 and undertook Higher Surgical Training in Urology. During this time he completed his MSc Thesis in Prostate Cancer Detection and was awarded his Specialist Registration in Urological Surgery.
Mr. Walsh undertook further training in the United States of America at the University of California Davis graduating as a specialist fellow in Urological Reconstruction in July 2002. He occupied a Consultant appointment at Kings College Hospital and practice privileges at the Lister Hospital Chelsea from 2002 to 2007.
He has worked as a Urologist at University Hospital Galway and Bon Secours Hospital Galway since 2007. He practices a wide range of urology encompassing bladder dysfunction, kidney and bladder cancer, female incontinence and minimally invasive techniques for prostate disease.
Dr John Waterstone MD MSc MRCOG CCST
Consultant Gynaecologist, Bon Secours Hospital
A graduate of both the Science Faculty (Genetics) and Medical School of Trinity College Dublin, Dr Waterstone's career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology began at the Rotunda Hospital Dublin. He continued his training at teaching hospitals in London. His interest in Reproductive Medicine developed at the Hammersmith Hospital while working with Professor Robert Winston. A research fellowship at the Assisted Conception Unit, Kings College Hospital then followed.
Having completed his specialist training in London, Dr Waterstone was attracted to Cork by the possibility of establishing an effective fertility service. His consultant gynaecological practice at the Bon Secours Hospital is centred on the investigation and management of subfertility and of menorrhagia. His personal involvement in ultrasonography, hysterosalpingography and laparoscopy assures his patients appropriate treatment, accurate diagnosis and continuity of care. The challenging fertility enhancing surgery he carries out for multiple fibroids and severe endometriosis is facilitated by the efficiency of the operating theatres at the Bons, and by the support of high calibre surgical and radiological consultant colleagues.
Dr Waterstone is also a consultant in Obstetrics at Cork University Maternity Hospital where he is involved in undergraduate and post graduate medical education. He is the Medical Director of Cork Fertility Centre, and Vice President of the Irish Fertility Society. Dr Waterstone is committed to leading change in Reproductive Medicine in Ireland.
Colon Cancer screening, Inflammatory bowel disease, GI Haemostasis, Complications of Cirrhosis, Non alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Metabolic Syndrome
Dr. Shiobhan Weston received her medical degree from The Royal College of Surgeons in 1992. She completed her internship and residency in general medicine as well as one year as a registrar in hepatology at The Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.
She left Ireland in 1996 and completed her ABIM requirements in internal medicine and subspecialty training in gastrointestinal motility disorders, cholestatic liver disease, and inflammatory bowel disease at The Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, followed by a 3 year fellowship in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology at UCLA and the UCLA-Dumont Transplant Center in Los Angeles, California.
She was awarded an advanced hepatology research fellowship award and funding for formal training in clinical research, epidemiology, biostatistics, and liver transplant medicine at University of San Francisco, California. Her research more recently has focused on the study of metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Prior to her current appointment, Dr. Weston was Director for the Center for Liver Disease at Winthrop-University Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York.