I qualified from Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy in 1993 and trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in all three maternities in Dublin, Coombe Women’s Hospital, National Maternity Hospital and Rotunda Hospital from 1996 until 2005 when I received a Certificate of Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
I also received advanced training in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery (RMS) certified by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) as a SubSpecialist in RMS after three further years of training in this field. I am a Fellow of the RCOG (2011) and RCPI (2020).
I hold a Diploma in Ethics of Medical Research and Biotechnology (Keele University, 2008) and a research Doctoral Degree (MD) with Trinity College Dublin (2011).
I am actively involved in the teaching of undergraduate RCSI students and also postgraduate doctors training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology part of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (RCPI) training scheme.
Regarding medical care outcomes, I am passionate about ways to improve practice. This is reflected in my publications portfolio available here.
I am a member, past Secretary and past President of the Irish Fertility Society (IFS).
In Europe, I became an active member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). I was the National Representative, EUTCD Task Force Chair, European Affairs Committee Chair, EIM Consortium Steering Committee member. I continue as the Clinical Science Poster Award Chair and recently member of the COVID 19 ESHRE Task Force.
At global level, I have been the Chair of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Committee of the International Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FIGO), current Past Chair and FIGO Board member.
Similarly, I have been the Treasurer of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), Chair of the Audit Committee and recently (2019) voted as the President-Elect of the IFFS.