` Des Farrell

Dr. Des Farrell

Consultant Histopathologist

MB BCh BAO FRCPath DipRCPath(cytology) FFPathRCPI






Cytopathology, Histopathology


Dr Farrell is a Consultant Histopathologist at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee.  Dr Farrell was first appointed as Consultant Histopathologist in 1997 and spent 7 years in a busy district general hospital in the UK before returning to Ireland in 2004.  


Specialist Interest

 Skin, Urological and Gastrointestinal Pathology and in the application of fine needle aspiration cytology.


Education and Experience

MB BCh BAO Trinity College Dublin 1987

MRCPath 1994

DipRCPath (cytopathology) 1996

FRCPath 2002

FFPathRCPI 2005             


Appointments and Training Posts

Consultant Histopathologist/ Cytopathologist

 2004 – to date

Bon Secours Hospital Tralee


Consultant Histopathologist/ Cytopathologist

1997 - 2004

Torbay Hospital, Torquay, Devon, UK

College Tutor for Pathology - 2001 to 2004


House Officer:

Royal City of Dublin Hospital, Baggot Street, Dublin, 1 st July - 3 1 st December 1987.

Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, 1 st February 1988 – 31 st July 1988


Senior House Officer in Pathology

Trafford General Hospital, Manchester, 1 st August 1988 - 7 th January 1990.


Rotational Registrar/ Senior Registrar in Histopathology:

Northern and Yorkshire Regional Health Authority, 8 th January 1990 - 5 th May 1997.

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