` Deirdre Fanning

Ms. Deirdre Fanning

Consultant Urologist








Ms Fanning, originally from County Wexford, graduated with Honours from University College Dublin in 2004. Ms Fanning has completed both Basic Surgical Training and Higher Surgical Training Schemes in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Ms Fanning was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2012.

Ms Fanning takes great pride in developing her knowledge and expertise with postgraduate qualifications including an MD from University College Dublin, a Masters in Medical Education from Queens University Belfast and a Diploma in Health Services Management from Westmoreland College, Dublin. Ms Fanning  has received numerous awards and research grants for her work. Ms Fanning is a proud member of learned societies, such as the European Association of Urology, American Urology Association and the Irish Society of Urology.

Ms. Fanning joined the staff of Bon Secours Hospital Tralee and the Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons in 2015.

Areas of Interest

Ms Fanning caters for all areas of adult general urology. This encompasses a wide range of conditions including for example Urinary Tract Infections, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stone Disease, Benign Prostate Disease, Superficial Bladder Cancer, Assessment for Prostate Cancer, Scrotal Swellings and Penile Abnormalities.

Ms. Fanning is an examiner for the RCSI Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) postgraduate examinations.


MB BCh BAO (Honours)  - University College Dublin - 2004

IMRCS –Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland - 2006

Diploma in Health Services Management  - 2009

Masters of Medical Science (Medical Education) - 2009

Doctor of Medicine by Thesis (MD) - 2009

FRCS (Urology) - 2012


2004 Surgery Medal – Mater Misericordiae University Hospital                       

2007 Brendan Devlin Prize – Waterford Surgical October Club                    

2007 Joint University College Dublin / RCSI Surgical Research Fellowship Grant

2007 Medical Trainee Scholarship – University College Dublin                   

2008 Medical Trainee Scholarship – University College Dublin                   

2008 Travelling Fellowship in Surgery – RCSI & AstraZeneca                                 

2008 Seed Funding Award – University College Dublin                                

2008 Research Scholarship – British Urology Foundation                

2008 International Scholar-in-Training Award – American Association for Cancer Research             

2008 Student Project of the Year – Irish Healthcare Awards                          

2008 Sir Peter Freyer Poster Prize – 33rd Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Symposium

2009 Travel Award – Irish Association for Cancer Research 

2009 Liam O’Connell Research Medal – UCD Medical Graduates Association    

2009 Registrar’s Prize – Irish Society of Urology         

Publications (2012 onwards)

Moloney J, Drumm J, Fanning DM, A Rare Case of Paratesticular Leiomyosarcoma. Clin Pract. 2012 Feb 14;2(1):e29

 PMID: 24765428


Fanning DM, Forde JC, Mohan P. A simple football injury resulting in a Grade 4 renal trauma. BMJ Case Reports 2012

Mar 8;2012. PMID: 22605590


Ma’ayeh M, Power R, Fanning DM. Haematuria in association with Lynch Syndrome

Clin Pract. 2012 Apr 2;2(2):e41. PMID: 24765440


Forde JC, KM O’Connor KM, Fanning DM, Guiney MJ, Grainger R. Ureteric Angioplasty Balloon Placement to Increase Localised Dosage of BCG for Renal Pelvis TCC. Irish Medical Journal 2012 Mar;105(3):87-8. PMID: 22558818


Fanning DM, Flood H. Erythroplasia of Queyrat. Clin Pract. 2012 Jun 7;2(3):e63. PMID: 24765462

Oon SF*, Fanning DM*, Fan Y, Boyce S, Murphy TB, Fitzpatrick JM, Watson RW


The identification and internal validation of a preoperative serum biomarker panel to determine extracapsular extension in patients with prostate cancer. Prostate. 2012 Mar 13. PMID: 22415934

(Joint First Author)


Meurs P, Galvin R, Fanning DM, Fahey T. Prognostic value of the CAPRA

Clinical prediction rule: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BJU Int. 2013

Mar;111(3):427-36. PMID: 22882877


Sullivan JF, Fanning DM, Cheema I, Creagh TC. A Rare Case of Recurrent Urachal Adenocarcinoma of the Bladder

 Irish J Med Sci. 2013 May;106(5):147-8. PMID: 23914577


Fanning DM, McDermott TED. Premature Ejaculation – A Short Lived Problem! The Consultant 2013

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