He studied medicine in University College Dublin, and graduated with an Honours Degree and the Mater Hospital gold medal in Surgery in 2000. He completed his basic surgical training in in Ireland an was awarded the Associate Fellowship examination of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (AFRCSI) in 2003. He was awarded a Doctor in Medicine Degree (MD) from Trinity College Dublin for surgical research in 2010. During his Higher Surgical Training, he worked in the Breast Units of University Hospital Galway, Mater Hospital and St. James’s Hospital Dublin. He completed the Internationally recognised Society of Surgical Oncology, Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. He was awarded the Intercollegiate Speciality Board Examination in Surgery in 2014 (FRCSI).
Following completion of his surgical training in University Hospital Waterford, he commenced there as Consultant General and Breast Surgeon in 2014.
His research interests include strategies to improve outcomes in breast-conserving surgery, quality measures in breast cancer surgery, and the surgical treatment of hereditary breast cancer. His research has recently been published in The Annals of Surgical Oncology, The Annals of Oncology, and the Yearbook of Oncology 2013.
He lives in Waterford with his wife and three children.