I am an Irish trained Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon working in full-time private practice at the Bon Secours Hospital Cork. I am passionate about providing swift, high-quality care to both adults and children in a centre of excellence and innovation.
I graduated my study of medicine and surgery with honours at University College Cork (U.C.C) in 2001 and underwent basic surgical training (with the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland) between Cork and Dublin. During that time I developed an interest in treating athletes and completed a Masters in Medical Science in Sports Medicine with U.C.C.
Wanting to learn more about the body’s response to injury I went to Harvard Medical School and completed a two-year research fellowship at the Brigham and Womens’ Hospital. I won the Irish Association of Plastic Surgery Gerry Edwards Award, the British Association of Plastic Surgery John Calder Award and the International Society of Leucocyte Biology Award for my research and was awarded my Doctorate by U.C.C.
I returned home to complete the 6 year Irish Higher Surgical Training Scheme in Plastic Surgery. I attained the FRCS(Plast) Intercollegiate examination and then went on clinical fellowships in Toronto where I gained subspecialty training in hand surgery and complex wound reconstruction, as well as the latest techniques in adult burn and paediatric burn reconstruction, including scar modulation and LASER therapy.
I was appointed as Consultant Plastic Surgeon at St James’s Hospital and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Dublin in 2016. I have a strong academic interest and plan to continue my research by examining the role of both stem cells and LASER in the appearance of scarring and contractures. In addition to my private practice, I remain committed to teaching and am a director of Advanced Trauma Life Support training in Ireland and a consultant trainer for Higher Plastic Surgery Trainees in Ireland with the RCSI.