University College Galway, Medical School, 1974-1980, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FRCSI) Dublin 1985, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd.) Edinburgh 1985, Master in Surgery (MCh) by thesis awarded by NUIG Galway 1989. Fellow in Surgery at the University of Toronto 1987-1988, Accreditated post in academic surgery St. Georges Medical School London 1988-1990, Lecturer in Surgery University College Dublin 1990-1991, Accreditated Senior Registrar Post in Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 1991-1994 (Higher Surgical Training HST), Senior Lecturer in Surgery RCSI and Beaumont Hospital 1994-1995, Awarded Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Chicago October 2009.
Venous disorders, Colo-rectal cancer surgery, Inflammatory bowel disease & laparoscopic surgery
The Medical Protection Society, Hospitals Consultants Association, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, European Society of Surgical Oncology, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, European Society of Vascular Surgery, European Venous Forum, Basingstoke Irish Surgical Travelling Society, Intercollegiate Board of the Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Irish Society of Gastroenterology, American College of Surgeons.