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The Rotunda Hospital is the oldest working maternity hospital in the world.

Ireland’s first maternity hospital was established in 1745 and the Rotunda moved to its current site on Parnell Square in 1757. 

Today the hospital provides a full range of services to meet the needs of pregnant women and their babies as well as women with gynaecological conditions and women and men suffering infertility.

Management Team

 

Fergal Malone

MASTER  

Professor Fergal Malone - MD FACOG FRCOG FRCPI 

Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology, and maternal-fetal medicine and Professor of obstetrics & gynaecology

Professor Malone is currently Master of the Rotunda Hospital; his seven year term commenced in January 2016. 

He was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2005. The RCSI School of Medicine is the largest in Ireland, and also has Schools of Medicine in Bahrain, Penang, and Kuala Lumpur. In addition to these academic leadership roles, he has extensive experience in national leadership in healthcare management, and is currently the Clinical Director for Women and Children at the RCSI Hospitals Group, the largest hospital network in Ireland.  

Professor Malone is a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine, which is the area of obstetrics that focuses on high-risk pregnancy, multiple gestation management, and fetal therapy. He provides advanced obstetric ultrasound and all forms of prenatal diagnostic services, including amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), fetal blood sampling and fetal treatment procedures, such as intrauterine fetal laser surgery and fetal transfusions. 

He qualified from University College Dublin in 1991, and completed residency training in obstetrics and gynaecology followed by fellowship training in maternal-fetal medicine at Tufts University-New England Medical Center in Boston. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in both obstetrics and in maternal-fetal medicine, and he has also been elected a Fellow of both the American and Royal Colleges of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 

During his time at Columbia University in New York, Professor Malone was responsible for world class research developments in obstetric ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, and maternal-fetal medicine. He directed the National Institutes of Health Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Research Network in New York. 
 

Since returning to Ireland, he has established the Perinatal Ireland research consortium which has been responsible for world class research outputs in twin pregnancy, fetal growth restriction and difficult labour. 

Pauline Treanor

Pauline TreanorSECRETARY/GROUP GENERAL MANAGER
MS PAULINE TREANOR
MBA (Health & Social Care)

Ms Treanor trained as a nurse and midwife and held a number of senior posts in midwifery management. She developed a keen interest in hospital and healthcare management and undertook study courses to support this interest, culminating in being awarded an MBA in 1998 from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland.

In December 1999 Ms Treanor was appointed as nurse manager for Women`s Services in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, and remained there until April 2001 when she was appointed Director of Midwifery and Nursing in the Rotunda Hospital.

During the next seven and a half years Ms Treanor was a member of the Executive Management Team in the Rotunda Hospital and was appointed Secretary/Group General Manager in December 2008. Ms Treanor is committed to the development of maternity services that meet the needs of women in the 21st century. She undertook study in the area of corporate governance to support her current role and was awarded a Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance from the Smurfit School of Business, UCD in 2012.


Margaret Philbin

Margaret PhibinDIRECTOR OF MIDWIFERY/NURSING 
MS MARGARET PHILBIN
MSc (Health Services Management)

Margaret trained as a general nurse in the Royal City of Dublin Hospital, Baggot Street, and left in 1982 to undertake midwifery training in The Rotunda Hospital. She has practiced as a midwife since then, in a variety of areas within the Hospital.

In 1995 Margaret temporarily left clinical midwifery practice for a period of one year to assist in the establishment of a computerised patient administration and obstetric management system for The Rotunda Hospital. She returned to clinical practice in 1996 and continued to work in managerial roles within the Hospital focusing on improving services for those attending for care and was appointed Assistant Director of Midwifery & Nursing in 2001.

In 2005 Margaret was awarded an MSc in Health Services Management from Trinity College Dublin. Margaret was appointed Director of Midwifery & Nursing in January 2009 and is committed to working with staff and patients in the provision of the highest quality women and baby centred care.

Consultant Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Carole Barry-Kinsella

Fionnuala BreathnacDr Carole Barry-Kinsella - MD FRCOG FRCPI
Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology

Dr Barry-Kinsella is a consultant in the Rotunda Hospital and in Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin.

She qualified from Trinity College, Dublin in 1984. She trained in general obstetrics and gynaecology while working in the Rotunda Hospital, St James’s Hospital, the Coombe Hospital and the Mater Hospital.

Carole became clinical lecturer in TCD in 1988 and subsequently lectured in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland from 1989 - 1993. She continued to pursue her interest in infertility and endometriosis by travelling to Belfast to undertake training in advanced obstetric ultrasound.

In 1998, she established the Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic at the Rotunda for those families who may have a history of serious disorder or abnormalities. She provides 3 sessions per week in this clinic. She continues to teach students and is an honorary lecturer in RCSI.

Naomi Burke

Dr Naomi Burke is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the Rotunda Hospital and Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. She obtained her medical degree from Trinity College in 2006. She completed her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Rotunda Hospital, Galway University Hospital, St. James' Hospital and worked as Assistant Master in the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital. She worked as a clinical lecturer for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She developed an interest in post graduate medical education throughout her career. Dr Burke has presented research work both nationally and internationally. She carried out research into platelet function in pregnancy and was lead researcher for Perinatal Ireland which carried out a large multi-centre project to predict the risk of Caesarean Section. Her clinical interests include; labour ward obstetrics and medical and surgical management of benign gynaecological conditions including abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, urinary incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse.

Fionnuala Breathnach

Fionnuala BreathnacFionnuala Breathnach - MD FRCOG FRCPI DCH Dip GUMed
Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology
Associate professor of obstetrics & gynaecology, RCSI

As a certified specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Rotunda, Professor Breathnach’s practice focuses on obstetric care, particularly on obstetric ultrasound. Her clinical areas of interest include high risk pregnancy, prenatal screening and diagnosis, and twin pregnancy. Her practice offers prenatal screening for chromosomal abnormality, prenatal diagnostic techniques including amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and advanced prenatal ultrasound services.

She is the lead obstetrician in the combined obstetric-endocrine service at the Rotunda. Together with a consultant specialist endocrinologist, dietician and specialist midwives, this team provides coordinated prenatal and postnatal care for women with diabetes in pregnancy. She completed her doctorate thesis on thyroid function in pregnancy.

Fionnuala also offers integrated prenatal care to women whose pregnancies have been complicated by a prenatal diagnosis of fetal congenital heart disease. This service is coordinated with our paediatric cardiology colleagues in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

Professor Breathnach graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1997. She pursued higher specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Rotunda Hospital, Coombe Women and Infants’ University Hospital and St. James’s Hospital in Dublin. She worked as assistant master at the Rotunda from 2004 to 2005 before completing a maternal fetal medicine fellowship programme in the Rotunda Hospital and in Columbia University Medical Center, New York.

The recipient of several research awards, she has published and presented internationally on endocrine disease in pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis and prenatal screening for fetal abnormality. She is the lead researcher on a multicentre national study on twin pregnancy in Ireland.

As associate professor in maternal fetal medicine with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, she is involved in research and medical education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Professor Breathnach sees women for prenatal care and for pre-conception consultation in her office in the RCSI unit on the Rotunda Hospital campus (Tel: 01 402 2540; email: fbreathnach@rcsi.ie)

She is married and has four children.

Paul Byrne

Paul ByrnePaul Byrne - MD FRCOG FRCPI Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology Senior lecturer, RCSI

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.

This clinic has recently been amalgamated with the newly refurbished colposcopy clinic in the Rotunda Hospital. He also has a special interest in urogynaecology, in particular the surgical treatment of urinary stress incontinence. Dr Byrne is a member of the International Continence Society and a founder member of the recently established Continence Foundation of Ireland.

In obstetrics, his special interest is hypertension in pregnancy. In 1993 he established the hypertension day care unit in the Rotunda Hospital and is a key member of the specialist team who run the hypertension/antenatal clinic.

Dr Paul 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.

Dr Byrne is also a senior lecturer with RCSI and has a significant role in teaching students from RCSI when they are based in the Rotunda Hospital.

He is married and has two children.

Geraldine Connolly

Geraldine ConnellyGeraldine Connolly - MRCOG
Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology

Dr Connolly is mainly based in the Rotunda Hospital where she practices general obstetrics and gynaecology. She established a teenage pregnancy clinic in the Rotunda which caters for teenagers up to 17 years of age. This provides a dedicated obstetrician, midwife and social worker at the clinic. Specific antenatal classes for this age-group concentrate on general health measures including nutrition and sexual health education. Postnatal follow up is also provided with an emphasis on providing contraception.

Geraldine also provides a paediatric gynaecology service and colposcopic examination of children of suspected child abuse in the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street. Follow up of these girls after 15 years of age is continued in the adolescent gynae clinic in the Rotunda Hospital where appropriate.

Dr Connolly qualified from UCD in 1986. She trained in obstetrics and gynaecology in Dublin and Cambridge, UK. Following a short period as a consultant in Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar, she took up her post as consultant in the Rotunda and the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street in 2004.

Sharon Cooley

Sharon CooleySharon Cooley - MD MRCOG MRCPI
Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology

Dr Sharon Cooley is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and lead audit clinician for the hospital. Her clinical areas of interest are obstetric ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis, early pregnancy loss, recurrent pregnancy loss, obstetric haematology care, maternal medicine and general obstetric care. She also runs a general gynaecology service.   

Sharon leads the obstetric haematology service in the Rotunda with Dr Fionnual Ni Ainle, consultant haematologist.  She is also lead clinician for the early pregnancy service and the recurrent pregnancy loss clinic since 2012.  Sharon is involved in ongoing research and audit in the Rotunda and has a number of major research projects currently underway in the area of maternal fetal medicine.  She has also collaborated with international research.

Sharon graduated from the National University of Ireland Galway in 1997 and has worked as a lecturer for Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, as well as an honorary lecturer for the University of Birmingham.  She maintains an active role in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

She completed an award winning doctorate in clotting disorders in pregnancy and has received many academic awards at both national and international scientific meetings.  She has trained nationally and internationally and returned to the Rotunda as assistant master in 2008.

Sharon is a member of the executive for the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Ireland and a member of the working party for the National Clinical Advisory Group, responsible for the development of national evidence based guidelines for obstetrics and gynaecology in Ireland.

She is married with three children.


Sam Coulter-Smith

Sam Coulter SmithSam Coulter-Smith MB BCh BAO LRCPI & SI FRCOG

Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology

Professor Sam Coulter-Smith was Master of the Rotunda Hospital from January 2009 to December 2015. During his Mastership he devoted much of his time to ensuring quality and safety standards were maintained at the Rotunda, and raised the profile of maternity services onto the national stage.

He has been a consultant in the Rotunda since 2002. During this time he developed a special interest in the area of infection in pregnancy. He was also instrumental in expanding the diabetes service at the hospital and also has a big interest in complications of early pregnancy. 

He has an interest in gynaecology, particularly familial ovarian cancer and pelvic floor surgery. 

Professor Sam Coulter-Smith qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1987. His initial training in obstetrics and gynaecology was done at the Rotunda Hospital before moving to the United Kingdom where he completed his MRCOG and obtained further experience and training in the Hammersmith Hospital, Kings College Hospital, London, and the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead.

While in the UK he did his clinical research in the area of familial ovarian cancer screening and transvaginal ultrasound. He returned to the Rotunda Hospital as Assistant Master in 1996 and rotated between the Rotunda and the National Maternity Hospital as a senior registrar until 2002 when he was appointed as consultant in the Rotunda.

Professor Coulter-Smith is a clinical professor attached to the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and has a keen interest in training of both under graduate and post graduate students.

He also plays an important role within the Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist of Ireland and is a strong advocate for the improvement of maternity services in Ireland. He is also a member of the Women’s Health Council.

He is a regular contributor to the media in relation to all aspects of maternity and childbirth and he is married with three children. He continues to maintain both his public and private practice at the Rotunda.


Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly

Dr Jennifer Donnelly - MD MRCOG MRCPI DCH DipGUMed
Consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology
Subspecialist in maternal fetal medicine

Dr Jennifer Donnelly's practice focuses on high risk obstetric care and obstetric ultrasound. Her clinical areas of interest include prenatal screening and diagnosis, high risk pregnancy, maternal medical complications of pregnancy, early pregnancy loss, and general obstetric care. Her practice offers prenatal screening for chromosomal abnormality, prenatal diagnostic techniques including amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and advanced prenatal ultrasound services.

She is the obstetric lead of the combined Rotunda Hospital/Mater Misericordiae University Hospital service for women with congenital cardiac conditions and the Maternal Medicine Multidisciplinary Team. She provides an obstetric consult service to the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

Jennifer graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1997. She commenced training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Dublin followed by the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. She then pursued higher specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology at all three Dublin Maternity Hospitals, Our Lady of Lourdes, Drogheda and St James’s Hospital, Dublin.

Jennifer worked as Assistant Master at the Rotunda and then completed an RCOG Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship programme in Ireland (Rotunda Hospital/Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital) and in Columbia University Medical Center, New York.

She has published and presented internationally on venous thromboembolism in pregnancy, microarray in prenatal diagnosis, and prenatal screening for fetal abnormality.

Maeve Eogan

Maeve EoganMaeve Eogan MD MRCOG FRCPI
Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology

Dr Eogan took up her position at the Rotunda in early 2009. She provides a general obstetric and gynaecology service as well as a clinic specifically for women who have sustained anal sphincter injury at vaginal delivery or who have other postnatal complications. She is very interested in labour ward care and is very involved with postgraduate education at the Rotunda. Dr Eogan also works at the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit.

Maeve graduated from University College Dublin in 1996 and started training in general obstetrics and gynaecology at the Rotunda, National Maternity and St Vincent’s University Hospitals.

She then began the specialist registrar training programme, during which time she worked at the three Dublin maternity hospitals as well as University College Hospital Galway. During this time Maeve worked as clinical lecturer for UCD, based at the National Maternity Hospital, and developed her interest and expertise in complicated vaginal delivery and postnatal care.

She has published and presented her research findings internationally. Prior to working at the Rotunda, Dr Eogan worked as a consultant at the National Maternity Hospital and Merrion Fertility Clinic.

She is married with two children.


Karen Flood

Dr Karen Flood - MD MRCOG MRCPI

Consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology
Subspecialist in maternal fetal medicine Senior lecturer, RCSI

Karen’s main clinical areas of interest include early pregnancy loss, twin pregnancy and high risk obstetrics.  She is currently the lead clinician for the early pregnancy service and recurrent pregnancy loss clinic.  As a certified specialist in maternal fetal medicine she offers prenatal screening for chromosomal abnormality, prenatal diagnostic techniques including amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and advanced prenatal ultrasound services. She also runs a general gynaecology service. As a certified specialist in maternal fetal medicine, Karen’s practice focuses on obstetric care, particularly on obstetric ultrasound. Her clinical areas of interest include early pregnancy complications, prenatal screening and diagnosis, and multiple pregnancies. She offers prenatal screening for chromosomal abnormality, prenatal diagnostic techniques including amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). She also performs advanced prenatal ultrasound including fetal echocardiography.

Karen is the lead obstetrician in the recurrent pregnancy loss clinic in the Rotunda. This service provides couples with thorough investigation related to their pregnancy loss, in addition to dedicated early pregnancy support with frequent ultrasound monitoring and counselling. She also runs a general gynaecology service.

Dr Karen Flood graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2001. Karen has pursued higher specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology at the three Dublin Maternity Hospitals, Cork University Maternity Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. She worked as Assistant Master at the Rotunda in 2013 following completion of a maternal fetal medicine fellowship programme in the Rotunda Hospital and in Columbia University Medical Center, New York. She completed her doctorate thesis on platelet function in pregnancy loss.

As the recipient of several research awards, Karen has published and presented internationally on platelet function in pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis and screening. She is involved in ongoing research in the area of perinatal genetics. As senior lecturer with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, she is involved in research and medical education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Dr Flood sees women for prenatal care and for pre-conception consultation in her office in the RCSI Unit on the Rotunda campus (phone: 01 402 2540; email karenflood@rcsi.ie). Referrals for her benign gynaecology service in the Rotunda Private Clinics should be faxed to 01 402 2543.

She is married with two children.

Ronan Gleeson

Ronan GleesonRonan Gleeson - MA MD FRCOG FRCPI
Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology
Senior lecturer with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Dr Ronan Gleeson has an interest in ultrasound scanning and high risk obstetrics and runs the twin clinic in the Rotunda. His special areas of interest in gynaecology are endometrial ablation procedures, hysteroscopic surgery, and prolapse repair.

As a senior lecturer in the Rotunda, Dr Gleeson has been responsible for teaching schedules of both undergraduate and postgraduate students and research projects with Trinity College Dublin. He is currently senior lecturer with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Dr Gleeson qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 1980. He trained in obstetrics and gynaecology in the Rotunda Hospital and Coombe Women’s Hospital, Dublin.

Following this he worked in London in the Hammersmith Hospital which specialises in tertiary referral high risk obstetrics. He spent four years there doing clinical and research work in the O&G department of the University of London and was awarded MD on the basis of this research. He then worked in the University Department of obstetrics and gynaecology in the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.

He returned to Ireland in 1991 as assistant master in the Rotunda Hospital and was appointed to a consultant / senior lecturer post in 1995. He has been convenor of postgraduate meetings in the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists from 1993 - 1995 and honorary secretary of the Institute from 1995 - 1998. He represented the Institute on the European Board & College of Ostetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG) for three years.

He is married and has two children.


Mary Holohan

Mary HolohanMary Holohan - MB FRCOG FRCPI FFFLM (RCP Lon)
Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology

Dr Holohan has a special interest in the impact of epilepsy on pregnancy, the management of post-dates pregnancy, the aetiology and management of female urinary incontinence and domestic violence issues in obstetrics and gynaecology.

She was director of the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit from 1998 to 2007 and has been proactive in the development of a national forensic medical examination service for victims of sexual crime.

Dr Holohan is RCPI Dean of Professional Competence and Chair of Professional Competence Sub-Committee of the Forum of Irish Postgraduate Training Bodies.

Dr Mary Holohan qualified from medical school in Cork. She trained in obstetrics and gynaecology, achieving specialist certification in both Ireland and UK. Appointed consultant in 1995, she was the first female obstetrician on the Rotunda Hospital staff.


Fergal Malone

Fergal MaloneFergal Malone - MD FACOG FRCOG FRCPI 

Master - January 2016 - present

Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology 

Professor of obstetrics & gynaecology

Professor Malone is currently Master of the Rotunda Hospital; his seven year term commenced in January 2016.

He was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2005. The RCSI School of Medicine is the largest in Ireland, and also has Schools of Medicine in Bahrain, Penang, and Kuala Lumpur. In addition to these academic leadership roles, he has extensive experience in national leadership in healthcare management, and is currently the Clinical Director for Women and Children at the RCSI Hospitals Group, the largest hospital network in Ireland.

Professor Malone is a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine, which is the area of obstetrics that focuses on high-risk pregnancy, multiple gestation management, and fetal therapy. He provides advanced obstetric ultrasound and all forms of prenatal diagnostic services, including amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), fetal blood sampling and fetal treatment procedures, such as intrauterine fetal laser surgery and fetal transfusions. 

He qualified from University College Dublin in 1991, and completed residency training in obstetrics and gynaecology followed by fellowship training in maternal-fetal medicine at Tufts University-New England Medical Center in Boston. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in both obstetrics and in maternal-fetal medicine, and he has also been elected a Fellow of both the American and Royal Colleges of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

During his time at Columbia University in New York, Professor Malone was responsible for world class research developments in obstetric ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, and maternal-fetal medicine. He directed the National Institutes of Health Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Research Network in New York. 

Since returning to Ireland, he has established the Perinatal Ireland research consortium which has been responsible for world class research outputs in twin pregnancy, fetal growth restriction and difficult labour.


Peter McKenna

Peter Mc KennaPeter McKenna - FRCOG FRCPI
Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology 

Dr Peter McKenna’s current appointment is with the Rotunda and Mater Hospitals and he has a wide range of interests in general obstetrics and gynaecology and in particular, maternal illness such as cardiac disease in pregnancy.

He was Master of the Rotunda from 1995 - 2001 and during this time the hospital celebrated its 250th anniversary and began planning a substantial hospital renovation. Over this period, the hospital introduced several clinical services such as the introduction of amniocentesis for early pregnancy diagnosis and the use of frozen zygotes to facilitate better outcomes in IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) cycles.

Peter qualified from UCD in 1974. He worked as an intern in St Vincent’s Hospital and then in the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street where he worked in both obstetrics and in the neonatal unit. Following this, he went to England for five years where he worked in Birmingham and Sheffield in a number of hospitals, all delivering obstetric and gynaecological services.

On returning to Ireland in the early 80’s, he worked as a lecturer in Trinity which involved clinical duties in the Adelaide Hospital and Rotunda. Following this he was a senior registrar and assistant master in the Rotunda and was appointed to Jervis Street Hospital and the Rotunda as a consultant in 1985. Prior to the closure of Jervis Street, he moved to the Mater Hospital and has been a consultant there and at the Rotunda since 1986.

He is married with four children - three daughters and a son.

Edgar Mocanu

Edgar MocanuEdgar Mocanu - MRCOG 
Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology.  Special interest in reproductive medicine 

Dr Mocanu’s main interests are male and female infertility, the genetics of male infertility and reproductive surgery.

He was appointed as a consultant obstetrician & gynaecologist to the Rotunda in 2005. He holds infertility clinics in the main hospital and also in the Rotunda Private Clinics. He is involved with the practical and theoretical teaching of students attached to the Rotunda Hospital.

Dr Edgar Mocanu qualified in 1993 from Cluj-Napoca Medical University, Romania. He trained in general obstetrics and gynaecology in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and the Coombe Women’s Hospital, St. James’s Hospital, Rotunda Hospital and National Maternity Hospital in Ireland.

He holds a certificate of specialist training (CST) in obstetrics and gynaecology and is registered in the specialists register of the Medical Council. He is sub-specialty trained in reproductive medicine and surgery under the guidance of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in London. His sub-specialty training was based at the HARI Unit where he worked with Professor Robert F Harrison.

As part of this training he also worked at the Mater Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Tallaght Hospital and the Coombe Women’s Hospital.


Rishi Roopnarinesingh

Rishi Roopnarine SinghRishi Roopnarinesingh – MD MRCOG FRCPI
Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology 

Dr Rishi Roopnarinesingh is a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology. His special interest field is in reproductive medicine and he has worked with both Professor RF Harrison and Dr. Michael Darling at the Rotunda Hospital. He has been trained in the surgical management of female infertility using micro-surgical techniques and has visited centres in London and the United States to enhance the provision of this service at the Rotunda Hospital.

He has a wide range of experience in general obstetrics and gynaecology, laparoscopic surgery, colposcopy and peri-menopausal medicine.

He received his medical degree from the University of the West Indies in June 1993 and has trained in obstetrics and gynaecology in Trinidad (W.I.), Birmingham (UK) and Ireland.

He worked as assistant master at both the Rotunda Hospital and the National Maternity Hospital between 2003 and 2006. Dr Roopnarinesingh has been a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK) since May 1998 and was awarded his Certificate of Completion of Specialists Training in Ireland in 2004. He is also a member of both the Irish and British Fertility Societies and the European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (minimal access /'key-hole' surgery).

Dr Roopnarinesingh’s thesis was on hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (high blood pressure) and he has also co-authored a textbook on obstetrics. He has published other scientific papers in general obstetrics and gynaecology and subfertility.

He is married and has three children.


Tom Walsh

Tom WalshTom Walsh BSc MRCOG MRCPI DGO 
Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology 

Dr Walsh is a consultant in the Rotunda Hospital and in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin.

He is sub-specialty trained in gynaecological cancers having completed a fellowship programme in gynaecological oncology in Australia. He was awarded the internationally recognised Diploma in Gynaecological Oncology by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Tom qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1996. He did his initial training in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Rotunda Hospital, National Maternity Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin.

He has a wide range of interests in general obstetrics and gynaecology and holds a certificate of specialist training (CST) in these areas.

He is married with three children.


Hassan Rajab

Hassan Rajab
MRCOG, MRCPI, DGO, MBchB, Consultant Gynaecologist. Beaumont/Rotunda Hospital

Consultant Gynaecologist. Beaumont/Rotunda Hospital Dr Rajab has been working in Beaumont/Rotunda Hospitals as consultant gynaecologist since September 2015. He has 14 years experience in both obstetrics and gynaecology and was a permanent consultant at Our Lady Of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda from 2012-2015.

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.

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Kushal Chummun

Kushal Chummun Dr Kushal Chummun MD MSc MRCPI MRCOG
Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology 

Dr Kushal Chummun is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the Rotunda and Connolly Hospital. Dr Kushal provides a general obstetric and a wide range of benign gynaecology service. His area of expertise is minimally invasive gynaecology surgery which provides less pain, quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay. He is also a certified colposcopist and robotic gynaecology surgeon.

Dr Kushal qualified in UCD in 2004. Following his internship he did a postgraduate Master of Science degree with the Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research Centre in UCD and also tutored anatomy. He was awarded first class honours and the Coombe Masters research medal. He has throughout his career been involved in research and teaching which as he says “keeps him constantly up to date with changes and advances in medicine”. He also has a number of publications in reputable peer reviewed journals.

Dr Kushal has successfully completed his specialist training in the highly competitive Irish training scheme and has worked in a number of hospitals across the country including the 4 busiest maternity hospitals namely the Rotunda, National Maternity, Coombe Women and Infants University and Cork University Maternity Hospitals where he has gained significant experience managing all aspects of pregnancy.

He also did a fellowship in advance pelvic surgery and gynaecology laparoscopy in the Mater Hospital and was trained in robotic gynaecology surgery in Cork University Maternity Hospital. As part of his dedication to gynaecology and especially minimally invasive surgery he has taken courses and observership programs in Detroit, Sydney and London.

Naomi Burke

Dr Naomi Burke MRCPI, MRCOG
Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology 

Dr Naomi Burke is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the Rotunda Hospital and Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. She obtained her medical degree from Trinity College in 2006. She completed her specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Rotunda Hospital, Galway University Hospital, St. James' Hospital and worked as Assistant Master in the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital. She worked as a clinical lecturer for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She developed an interest in post graduate medical education throughout her career. Dr Burke has presented research work both nationally and internationally. She carried out research into platelet function in pregnancy and was lead researcher for Perinatal Ireland which carried out a large multi-centre project to predict the risk of Caesarean Section. Her clinical interests include; labour ward obstetrics and medical and surgical management of benign gynaecological conditions including abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, urinary incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse.

Consultant Neonatologists

David Corcoran

David CorcoranDavid Corcoran - MD FRCPI
Consultant neonatologist

Dr David Corcoran is a paediatrician with a special interest in the newborn infant.

He is a graduate of University College Dublin. He completed his higher speciality training in Belfast as a general paediatrician before moving to Vancouver, Canada for three years to specialise in newborn and preterm infants. He obtained his doctorate through the Queen’s University, Belfast in 1997.

He has been a consultant in the Rotunda since 1999. He is particularly interested in respiratory and heart problems in premature infants and also specialises in the care of infants and toddlers.

David has some practical experience in the area of paediatrics as he is married with five children.

Afif El-Khuffash

Afif El KhuffashAfif EL-Khuffash - MB BCh BAO BA(Sci) MRCPI MD DCE
Consultant neonatologist

Dr EL-Khuffash was appointed as a consultant in the Rotunda Hospital in September of 2012. His main clinical interest is the intensive care management of preterm and term infants. He is heavily involved in education, especially teaching echocardiography to neonatal doctors during their training. Dr Afif EL-Khuffash’s main research interest is the cardiovascular system of premature infants, with a focus on the use of targeted neonatal echocardiography in the assessment and management of premature infants.

Dr Afif EL-Khuffash graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2002. He enrolled in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland paediatric specialist training scheme in 2005. During his training he completed a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in University College Dublin in 2008. He completed his neonatal specialty training in Toronto, Canada between 2009 and 2011. He was appointed as consultant neonatologist and assistant professor of paediatrics at the University of Toronto in January of 2011. He also completed a diploma in clinical epidemiology during his time in Toronto.

He has explored the use of novel technology in monitoring the hemodynamic status of preterm infants. He was part of the only neonatal echo training course in Canada and has devised the world’s first echo teaching website and mobile device app. During his time in Toronto, he was part of the hemodynamic research group. He has over 30 peer reviewed publications in addition to commissioned book chapters.

Adrienne Foran

Adrienne ForanAdrienne Foran - MD MRCPI (PAEDS) FRCPCH
Consultant neonatologist

Dr Adrienne Foran’s special areas of interest are newborn intensive care brain monitoring, MRI imaging and care of extremely preterm babies.

She graduated from Trinity College in 1996. She trained in the National Maternity Hospital where she completed her post doctoral thesis (MD) in brainwave tracing in babies at risk of brain injury.

Dr Foran tutored in the RCSI Temple Street before completing her specialist registrar training in the Imperial College, Hammersmith, London where she worked for a year as a consultant before she took a post in the Rotunda Hospital as a consultant neonatologist in September 2007.

Dr Foran is married with three children.

Breda Hayes

Brenda HayesBreda Hayes - MD MRCPI
Consultant neonatologist

Dr Breda Hayes was appointed as a consultant neonatologist in the Rotunda Hospital in 2012. Her special areas of interest are newborn babies with neurological issues, newborn intensive care brain monitoring, and the care of extremely preterm babies.

Dr Hayes graduated from University College Cork in 2002. Breda pursued higher specialist training in paediatrics at the Rotunda Hospital and The Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street. She completed her post doctoral thesis (MD) in term hypoxic ischaemic brain injury in 2010 before completing a two year neonatal neurology fellowship programme in the Children’s Hospital, Boston.

She has published and presented internationally on neonatal encephalopathy in the term newborn babies.

Breda is married with two children.

Naomi McCallion

Naomi Mc Callion

Naomi McCallion – MB BAO BCh MD MRCPI (PAEDS)
Consultant neonatologist
Associate Professor of Neonatology

Professor Naomi McCallion’s specialist areas of interest are in neonatal ventilation and lung disease. Her current research also examines haemostasis in the very preterm infant.

She is a graduate of University College Dublin. She has trained in Ireland, Australia and the United Kingdom, and completed her Doctoral thesis on neonatal ventilation at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Professor McCallion has a keen interest in medical education and is responsible for the neonatology undergraduate program for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and neonatology training for the MSc program in Advanced Nurse Practice with the RCSI.

She is also a mum, and is lucky enough to have three great children.

Michael Boyle

Michael BoyleMichael Boyle MB BCh BAO, MRCPI (PAEDS), PhD
Consultant neonatologist

Dr. Michael Boyle was appointed as a consultant neonatologist in the Rotunda Hospital in 2016. His particular areas of interest are newborn infants with neurological issues, infants with surgical conditions and the care of the extremely preterm infant.

Dr. Boyle graduated from University College Dublin in 2004. Michael completed his higher specialist training in Ireland before further training in the UK. He completed a clinical neonatal and transport fellowship at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. Michael was also appointed chief resident before a consultant position prior to returning to Ireland. He completed his doctoral thesis (PhD) on neuroimaging in infants with growth restriction in 2016 through the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Dr. Boyle has a keen interest in education, particularly in teaching cranial ultrasound to trainee neonatologists and a research interest in neuroimaging using ultrasound and MRI.


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