IITOS Training Times, Est 2012

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New Trainees

Ailbhe White-Gibson 

As an incredibly dynamic and varied speciality Trauma and Orthopaedics presents unique challenges which I look forward to taking on. I am delighted having been accepted to the training scheme this coming July and eagerly await this next chapter within a sense of community which is individual to Orthopaedics. Outside of the hospital I’ll usually be found running the coastlines, cycling or in pursuit of outdoor activity.  I also enjoy skiing and travel generally when given the opportunity

Cillian Keogh

Delighted to get on the SpR scheme this year. I was exposed to orthopaedics early on in my training and I was lucky enough to have some great mentors along the way who’s enthusiasm encouraged me towards pursuing a career in orthopaedic surgery. Looking forward to the next few years on the scheme. My hobbies outside of Orthopaedics include all sports, GAA, Soccer, Cycling and hiking.

Dave Cooper

I have always had a keen interest in orthopaedics ever since I was snuck into theatre in transition year. Since then, my love for the speciality has only grown, so I am delighted to be joining the SpR scheme this year. Outside of work, I enjoy building furniture, playing and watching rugby, working on my 1989 Land Rover defender and distilling gin.

Eilis Fitzgerald

I am from Mitchelstown in Co Cork. I am a graduate entry having completed physiotherapy in RCSI in 2008 and entering UL GEMS the following year in order to pursue a career in Orthopaedics.  I originally wanted chose physiotherapy as I had a keen interest in MSK and liked the idea of a hands on occupation. Unfortunately, or fortunately, on my first physio clinical rotation in Beaumont I went into theatre and after seeing my first ortho operation there was really no other job for me!  So far I have worked in CUH and UHL and am hoping to commence ST3 in Sligo this year pending their SAC approval. I am really looking foreword to that and the great surf I have been hearing about!! Outside of medicine my hobbies include Pilates, which I am a qualified instructor in, and music - going to gigs, listening to music, playing piano. 

Kevin Clesham

I am from Mayo, graduated from NUIG and realised early on that Orthopaedics was my area of interest. I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of managing acute trauma as well as gaining exposure to the many areas of elective orthopaedics in a dynamic team-based working environment. I am eagerly looking forward to starting as an ST3 and building on my experience. Outside of work I enjoy sports of all kinds. I play soccer & golf, enjoy attending Liverpool matches & Mayo’s annual quest for Sam. I like traveling, a bit of hiking and playing the drums

Kunal Moham

Born in Cork and spent my teenage years living in Belgium, before returning home to study Medicine in Trinity and then undertake Core Surgical Training in Tallaght and St James’s. Pursuing a career in Orthopaedic Surgery has always been a dream of mine, and I am delighted to be commencing the SpR programme in July. It is an absolute privilege and I look forward to getting started. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, languages, keeping fit and both playing and watching sports, in particular golf, rugby and football. 

Christine Kiernan

I am delighted to commence the SPR training scheme in Trauma and Orthopedics. Orthopaedics was my first job as an intern and with the encouragement and guidance of some wonderful mentors it was easy to see that this is where my passion lies. Having completed an MBA and a fellowship as the National Fellow for Innovation and Change with the HSE, I want to contribute to delivering value based healthcare and fostering innovation in our speciality. Outside of work you will find me running around after our two darling daughters, hiking or horse riding.

Michael Kelly

I am from Caltra in County Galway and attended university in NUIG. I enjoy keeping fit, playing Gaelic football, music and travel. I’m delighted to be appointed to the T&O SpR scheme having had a keen interest in Orthopaedic Surgery since my time as a medical student.

Oliver Boughton

I have been keen to work in Ireland since my medical school elective in orthopaedics at the Mater Hospital in Dublin. I am very grateful to be offered a place on the HST programme in orthopaedics, a specialty I love. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, playing football, doing martial arts, skiing and traveling.

Sean Flynn

I am excited to be commencing the HST programme this July. Currently working as a registrar in Tallaght. My interest in orthopaedics was initially garnered from my positive experiences as a patient and subsequently some fantastic learning opportunities as a medical student. Outside of work my main interests are in hurling and football; still playing with my club at home in Clare with record levels of underachievement!