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. I received a Certificate of Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and subsequent registration on the Specialist Register of the Irish Medical Council as proof of expertise.
My passion for understanding infertility and helping these patients made me pursue 3 years of advanced training in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. This training was certified by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) with the award of a SubSpecialist degree, the highest qualification achievable in infertility training. 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) from Trinity College Dublin (2011).
I am actively involved in the teaching of undergraduate RCSI students and also doctors receiving postgraduate education in Obstetrics and Gynaecology part of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (RCPI) training scheme. I am an examiner for the RCSI Medical School.
Regularly I participate in the RCPI education programmes delivering workshops and examining for the College. I maintain a dynamic research interest, 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, a global organisation delivering educational programmes in the field of infertility.