Ms Ruth Delaney is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and shoulder specialist. Ruth specializes in the full range of shoulder surgery, including open and arthroscopic (keyhole) procedures. Her subspecialist areas of interest include shoulder instability and shoulder arthroplasty (shoulder replacement surgery).
After spending her initial postgraduate years in Cork, Ruth joined the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, where she underwent comprehensive training in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital
and the other Harvard-affiliated hospitals.
During her time in Boston, Ruth had the opportunity to compliment her Master’s degree in sports and exercise medicine with direct experience of professional sports teams such as the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. She maintains her interest in the care of athletes and sports injuries as a Member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in Ireland.
Shortly before the end of her orthopaedic training, Ruth was a chief resident on the orthopaedic trauma service at the time of the tragic events of the 2013 Boston marathon bombings. In 2014, she ran the Boston marathon to honour the victims and her patients, as well as to raise money for the MGH emergency response fund.
Following general orthopaedic training, Ruth completed her specialist shoulder training at the Harvard Shoulder Fellowship in Boston as well as in France, under the guidance of JP Warner, Gilles Walch and Laurent Lafosse. This international training afforded her opportunities to work with world-class surgeons at the top of their field in areas such as shoulder replacement, instability surgery and complex arthroscopic surgery.
Ruth has performed a number of research studies, and in 2014 won the premier research award in shoulder surgery, the Neer Award, for work on instability surgery.