Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Drawing on a history spanning over 200 years, today's Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at RCSI is at the cutting-edge of professional service for our patients, students, and professional colleagues. Uniquely, in the setting of academic practice in Ireland, the department provides services at all three Dublin maternity hospitals: The Rotunda Hospital DublinCoombe Women & Infants University Hospital and the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street.

The Department also has a presence at several major regional medical centres throughout Ireland, including Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda, University Hospital Waterford, Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar, and St Luke's General Hospital KilkennyCavan General Hospital.

The RCSI Fetal Centre is dedicated to ensuring that patients have immediate access to the latest in medical services; this includes our new state-of-the-art prenatal diagnostic service, where patients can avail of the latest cutting-edge obstetric ultrasound and screening tests, as early as the first trimester of pregnancy.

Contact us

  • Telephone: +353 1 402 2540

As an RCSI medical student, you will have the opportunity to witness both the joys of normal obstetrics and the challenges of complicated maternal, fetal and gynaecologic pathology during an intensive seven-week rotation at one of two Dublin maternity hospitals or one of our regional obstetric centres, in SC1.

As part of this rotation, students are embedded as members of healthcare management teams and encouraged to contribute to the day-to-day care of patients under direct physician supervision. You will have dedicated time in the delivery suite, community obstetrics and gynaecological surgery, and will be exposed to national leaders and innovators in the area of obstetrics and gynaecology.

Research staff within the RCSI Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology work with our partners to conduct world-class, ground-breaking research in the perinatal space.

We focus on the integration and development of our research infrastructure with our hospital partner, the Rotunda Hospital, whereby shared staffing and resources has allowed a substantial increase in both our funding streams and our portfolio of research studies and clinical trials.

The linking of services has enabled consistent growth to our research portfolio and better access to important clinical research supports.

Two key research projects for the department have been the HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trial Network Ireland and Perinatal Ireland, a multi-centre, an all-Ireland research consortium focused on researching women's and children's health.

Professor/Chair of Department

Associate Professor

Honorary Clinical Associate Professors

  • Michael Gannon
  • Raymond O’Sullivan

Honorary Clinical Professor

  • Michael Geary

Senior Lecturers

  • Etop Akpan
  • Bridgette Byrne
  • Karen Flood
  • Ronan Gleeson
  • Edward O’Donnell
  • Carmen Regan
  • Naomi Burke

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturers

  • Edgar Mocanu
  • Donal O’Brien
  • Seosamh O’Coigligh

Maternal Fetal Medicine Subspecialty Fellows

  • Sieglinde Mullers
  • Ann McHugh


  • Ream Langhe
  • Catherine Finnegan
  • Jasmeet Kumari
  • Sarah Nicholson
  • Suzanne Smyth
  • Saboohi Tariq
  • Nada Warreth