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Dr Michel de Wildt

Dr Michel de Wildt, Consultant Urologist

Before moving to Ireland, I worked as a Consultant Urologist for almost 20 years in Catharina Hospital Eindhoven: a non-academic training hospital in the Southeast of the Netherlands. I am mainly specialised in minimally invasive endo-urological procedures for stone disease, prostate enlargement and pediatric urology.

In 2015 I was the first to introduce a novel approach for treatment of benign prostatic enlargement in The Netherlands and performed over 300 cases since then.

The reason for our move to Ireland was that my Irish wife (after having lived in the Netherlands for almost 20 years) really missed her Irish culture, the nature and most of all the community sense she experienced growing up in the West of Ireland. My children wanted to better understand the Irish culture and also to experience Irish family life.

I really enjoy life here in Ireland. With an abundance of beautiful golf courses, I never get bored. I also cannot wait to explore the many scenic routes in Ireland on my race bike, or in my almost 45 year old Italian sportscar. Stopping every now and then to enjoy the local (sea)food and breath taking views as well.

Membership of professional bodies:

  • Irish Society of Urology
  • Dutch Association of Urology
  • European Association of Urology
  • Society of Endourology

Background information:


  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management: MBA in International HealthCare Management. Modules in UK, US, India, Singapore, Dubai, Germany : Sept 2015 – May 2017
  • Fellowship Pediatric Urology: Dep. of Urology UMC Radboud, Nijmegen, NL: 2003 – 2005
  • Consultant Urologist: UMC Radboud, Nijmegen, NL: July 1996 – July 2002
  • Doctoral Thesis (Ph.D.): UMC Radboud, Nijmegen, NL: Jan 1992 – Dec 1995
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.): Radboud University Nijmegen, NL: 1986 – 1992

Scientific experience

  • Pubmed
  • Research Gate
  • Clinical research on a new minimally invasive treatment for BPH: the Prostatron®: Doctoral Thesis (Ph.D.) in Sept 1996

Mr Deepak Thomas

MBBChBAO, B.Dent.Surg, MSc,MRCS( Irel), F(FD)RCS( Ire Oral Surg. and Oral Medicine)

Mr Deepak Thomas is a Specialist Oral Surgeon and is one of few dual qualified in Ireland, with both a Medical and Dental Degree. He is on the Irish register of Specialist Surgeons and has worked previously for the Dublin Dental Hospital and School. After finishing his Medical Degree at Trinity College Dublin, he successfully completed his Intercollegiate Membership training and examinations in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons. He has been awarded a Fellowship in Oral Surgery with Oral Medicine after completing appropriate training from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Title of Speciality: Oral Surgery

Areas of Speciality: Oral surgery, TMJ Pain dysfunction, Facial Pain and Oral Medicine.

Current Memberships: Fellow of the Faculty, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; FFDRCS(Ireland).


Mr Thomas also possesses a Masters in Global Health from Trinity College Dublin and a Fellowship in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He has worked for over 6 years in several major Oral and Facial Surgical training units in the UK, at Medical Council-validated Specialist Registrar level posts. He has gained excellent exposure to higher surgical training in all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery during his time abroad.

Dr Amy Rigby

Dr Amy Rigby

BMed (hons) FRACP MSc

Title of Speciality: Respiratory & internal Medicine

Areas of speciality: Respiratory failure/advanced lung disease, interstitial lung disease, COPD, lung transplant, interventional bronchoscopy

Current Memberships: Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand, European Respiratory Society, International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, American Thoracic Society

Training: Bachelor of Medicine (University of Newcastle, Australia) – graduated 2004, Specialist registrar training in General Medicine and Respiratory Medicine in Australia. Masters of Science in Public Health (Disaster Medicine) completed in Italy in 2009.

Biography: Dr Amy Rigby is a medical consultant physician with International qualifications and experience in Europe and Australia. She holds specialist qualifications in General and Respiratory medicine and holds sub speciality expertise in lung transplantation medicine. She was the youngest female appointed consultant to the prestigious State Heart & Lung Transplant unit at St Vincent’s hospital Sydney, Australia. A dual Finnish and Australian citizen, Amy has worked internationally extensively with her Masters in Public health being awarded by the university of Piemonte in Italy, when she was undertaking further studies and work experience at Cambridge university hospitals and Royal Papworth hospital. A mother of 4 young children Amy successfully balances the demands of a highly skilled professional position with a young family.


Mr Brendan Fennessy

Mr Brendan Fennessy


Mr. Fennessy is an Irish trained Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist. Having completed an undergraduate degree in Biotechnology at Dublin City University, he studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, graduating in 2002.

During his extensive ENT training, he has worked, trained and studied at various centres nationally and internationally, including Paediatric ENT at Children’s Hospital Boston.

In 2012 he was awarded a Master of Degree of Doctor (MD) from University College Cork in 2012 for research in basic fibroblast growth factor in head and neck cancer.

Mr. Fennessy is trained in all aspects of ear, nose and throat conditions. He spent one year completing sub-specialist fellowship training in the field of Rhinology at TUFTS University in Boston. Under the care of Professor Peter Catalano, he has gained considerable experience in the management of patients with all nasal/sinus conditions and surgical management of sleep apnoea (adults and children).

Upon completion of his fellowship training, he worked as an ENT consultant at Eastern Maine Medical Centre, Maine, USA for three years before returning to Ireland in 2017.

Ms Emma Cashman

Ms. Cashman (MB BAO BCh BMedSci FRCSI) is an Irish trained ENT specialist. She graduated from medicine in U.C.C with honours in 2003. After completing her basic surgical training she was appointed to the higher surgical training scheme in otolaryngology in 2007, receiving her fellowship in otolaryngology from the RCSI in 2014. 

During her extensive ENT training she has worked and studied at numerous centres both nationally and internationally including a year of research in the prestigious Dana-Farber cancer Institute/ Harvard Medical School in 2011. She has over 20 peer reviewed publications, multiple citations, book chapters and has won several awards for her presentations both nationally and internationally. For more detailed information about Emma’s academic activity search ‘Emma Cashman’ on google scholar. 

She is trained in all aspects of ENT surgery and passed the Otolaryngology Head & Neck surgery examination of the Royal College of Surgeons in England in 2013. She has been a senior clinical lecturer in postgraduate surgery in Trinity College Dublin since 2015 and was awarded an assistant professorship in 2018. 

She worked as a consultant in Tallaght University Hospital from 2015-2017 and as a consultant in the Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital’s from 2017-present.

She is a member of the RSM London, RAMI & RCSI.


Emma offers a rapid, comprehensive service encompassing all aspects of ear, nose throat disorders and can currently offer appointments within a 1-2 week timeframe. 

Dr Basabjit Das

Dr Das has hands-on experience in the latest technology of Pain Management and Neuromodulation, he has a strong Research background with many years of determined effort. He has a lot to offer and fulfil his personal ambition of taking away the sufferings of Chronic pain which is a disease in itself.  It is a challenge that he will always meet with honesty and integrity.


  • Diploma in MSK and Sports Injuries, fellowship In Pain Medicine – FFPMCAI, Ireland
  • CST in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, CAI
  • Diploma in Pain Medicine, Ireland
  • Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP)
  • World Institute of Pain, USA.FCAI, Ireland and MBBS, MD India

Professional Profile

  • Consultant in Pain Medicine, St James’s Hospital 2015-2020
  • Elected Board Member, Faculty of Pain Medicine CAI, 2018 – present
  • Appointed Chair of Examinations, Faculty of Pain Medicine CAI, 2018 – present
  • Advanced training in Neuromodulation, Leeds NHS UK Trust
  • Elected Irish Representative, Neuromodulation Society of UK & IRL, 2019 – present

Special Interests

  • Spinal Pain/MSK
  • and sports related pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Neuromodulation


Beacon D8 Clinic:

Address:  654 Hyde Square, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Phone number:   01 562 8686

E-mail-  D8admin@beaconhospital.ie

Beacon Mullingar:

Address:  Ballinderry PVT Clinic, Ballinderry, Mullingar, Co Westmeath

Phone number:    01 293 8629

E-mail – Corrina.parker@beaconhospital.ie

Mr Fardod O’Kelly

Mr Fardod O’Kelly


Consultant Paediatric and Adolescent Urological Surgeon    

Departments of Urology and Paediatric Surgery

Fardod O’Kelly graduated with an honours degree in medicine and a Bachelors degree in medical science from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in 2007 following undergraduate Bachelors and Masters degrees in natural sciences (Biochemistry) from Trinity College Dublin.

He returned to Trinity in 2010 to undertake a Doctorate in Medicine in the field of prostate cancer epigenetics, and was subsequently appointed to the higher surgical training scheme in urology. Following his attainment of FRCS(Urol), he pursued sub-specialist training in paediatric and adolescent urology in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin before being awarded the prestigious Colles medal by the RCSI for further subspecialty fellowship training as well as being a recipient of RCSI and Ethicon travel awards.

He completed highly sought-after clinical fellowships in paediatric and adolescent urology in Canada at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa, and at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, where he dealt with high volume upper and lower tract reconstruction, renal tumours, stone disease, renal transplantation, functional urology and neurogenic disorders, before returning to Ireland with his family.

Professional Memberships:

Irish Society of Urology

European Association of Urology

American Urological Association

Canadian Urological Association

British Association of Paediatric Urology

European Society of Paediatric Urology

Hypospadias International Society

American Association of Pediatric Urologists

Fardod has a strong academic and education background. He has written over 60 peer-reviewed academic manuscripts, 8 book chapters, and is a reviewer for over 15 journals as well as being awarded a global Top-10 reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Urology (2020).

He was also awarded a teaching medal by UCD for undergraduate education. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School, and was awarded a scholarship to study for an MBA in Smurfit Business School at UCD, Dublin. Fardod has set up and is involved in a number of international clinical research and educational collaborations, has created a paediatric urology podcast show (Circumsessions) in conjunction with the Journal for Pediatric Urology, and sits on the paediatric urology working group of the European Association of Urology. He lives in Dublin with his wife, and 3 boys, and enjoys rugby, history, and cooking.

Clinical and Research Interests Include:

Bedwetting and Incontinence

Urinary Tract infections

Bladder Bowel Dysfunction

Neurogenic bladder dysfunction

Undescended Testes

Congenital anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract

Hypospadias and Congenital Penoscrotal Abnormalities


Vesicoureteric reflux

Idiopathic and Metabolic Stone disease

Disorders of Sexual Development

Sports-related Genitourinary Trauma

Adolescent & Transitional Care Urology

Patient reported outcomes

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Value-Based Healthcare Delivery and Econometrics

Dr Eddy Ferrufino Rivera

Dr Eddy Ferrufino Rivera finished his training in Respiratory Medicine in Spain in 2013, was awarded a Master’s degree in Clinical research. He completed many post graduate courses and has gained particular experience in Non-invasive ventilation, Sleep Medicine, COPD, Asthma. Dr. Ferrufino Rivera moved to Ireland in 2015 to work in a busy clinical position at Our Lady of Lourdes initially and has been working as a Respiratory Consultant at Beaumont Hospital since 2016. During this time he has developed a particular interest in Sleep Medicine, non-invasive ventilation, maintaining interest in other complex respiratory pathologies.

Areas of Interest

Sleep Apnoea,  COPD, Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Pulmonary infections, Investigation of Breathlessness, Obesity\Respiratory muscle weakness.