Originally from Gort, in south county Galway in the west of Ireland, I attended the National University of Ireland, Galway for my undergraduate medical training. I graduated with honours in 2010. I completed my postgraduate surgical training on the national orthopaedic training schemes with the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland.
I undertook a Masters in Surgery (MCh) with the NUI, Galway and a further Masters in Orthopaedic Trauma Science (MSc) with Queen Mary University, London. I was awarded FRCS (T&O) in 2020.
I travelled to Sydney to continue my surgical training with the Sydney Shoulder Research Institute under the guidance of Dr Cass, Dr Young and Dr Hughes from July 2021 – 2022. Here I was exposed to high volume, tertiary referral practice encompassing all aspects of trauma and elective shoulder and elbow surgery. Following my year in Australia, I then travelled to the Upper Limb Unit at Wrightington in the UK for a second post graduate fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery.
I have been appointed as a Consultant Shoulder and Elbow surgeon at St James’s Hospital and Tallaght University Hospital in Dublin and will take up my post on completion of my fellowship in the UK.