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Prof Joseph M Queally

Joseph M Queally MD FRCS (Tr& Orth) M Ed Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

I have been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2016 when I was appointed a Consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge prior to my return to a post in Ireland. I currently hold positions at St Jame’s Hospital, Tallaght University Hospital and the Beacon Centre for Orthopaedics. I specialise in treating patients with musculoskeletal injuries (both trauma and sports injuries) and chronic conditions affecting the lower limb including the hip, knee and ankle joints. I have specific expertise in hip and knee joint replacement (primary, complex and revision), arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery, upper and lower limb fracture fixation and joint injection.

My philosophy of care is to understand the individual needs of my patients and deliver a bespoke treatment plan that is based on the most up to date evidence . Ultimately the primary aim is to achieve a return to the best possible level of function so patients can return to daily life as soon as possible.

I graduated from University College Dublin in 2002 and completed the Irish surgical training programme in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery with the award of FRCS (Tr &Orth). I then completed a fellowship in complex trauma (pelvic and lower limb) and joint replacement at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in 2015. Addenbrooke’s is a major academic health science centre in the UK and is the major trauma centre for the East of England with a 21 bed trauma ICU and a trauma catchment population of 6 million. I was subsequently appointed a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s in 2016 and was the departmental Head of Trauma at the time of my return to Ireland in 2019.

I have extensive research interests that mirror my clinical interests and have published widely in the fields of trauma and joint replacement with over 35 publications in leading journals including the BMJ and Cochrane. I have over 750 citations of my research and have won awards for my research in joint replacement and am currently an NIHR grant holder for a large multi-centre trial investigating the role of total hip replacement in acetabular fractures. I was the departmental Head of Trauma Research prior to leaving Addenbrookes and oversaw the running of 15 clinical trials. I also have extensive experience in surgical education and have completed a Masters in Surgical Education at Imperial College London. I am currently the director of orthopaedic research at the Beacon Hospital. For detailed information on my academic activity please search “Joseph Queally” on google scholar.

Dr David P Moore

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

(Adults & Paeds)

David graduated from University College, Dublin in 1981 and completed the Irish Trauma and Orthopaedic training programme in 1991. He then spent a year doing Paediatric Orthopaedics in a University of Minnesota affiliated fellowship in Gillette Children’s Hospital in St. Paul and the Shriners Hospital in Minneapolis.  After this he did a fellowship in spinal surgery in the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

He was appointed as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1993.

He specialises in adult and childrens orthopaedics with a particular interest in spine pathology including deformity surgery, limb lengthening and reconstruction, and joint replacement.


Undergraduate in UCD.  MB BCh BAO 1981

  • Postgraduate in RCSI, FRCSI 1985
  • University of Liverpool, MChOrth 1987
  • Certificate in Specialist Training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery  1991
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowhip in University of Minnesota, 1992
  • Spinal Surgery Fellowship in QMC Nottingham, 1993

Recent Achievements

  • Involved in directing and participating in numerous instructional courses in limb reconstruction, spinal surgery, trauma and paediatric orthopaedics.
  • President of the Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (1997 – 2013).
  • Member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
  • Joint Clinic Lead in the Trauma and Orthopaedic Clinical Programme.

Mr Michael Mara

Mr. Michael L. Mara BA MD FRCSI FAAOS Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon, specializing in advanced reconstructive surgery of the upper extremity, and upper and lower extremity trauma.

Mr. Mara completed his orthopaedic specialty training in the U.S. in 1995, studying under renowned reconstructive hand surgeon Mr. Alfred B. Swanson.  In 2001, he completed advanced fellowship training in surgery of the hand, including microvascular, paediatric, congenital, and adult reconstruction.  Mr. Mara is a member of the Irish Hand Surgery Society, The British Society for Surgery of The Hand, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a certified specialist of the Joint Committee on Surgery of the Hand of the American Boards of Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery.

At Beacon Hospital, Mr. Mara specializes in all aspects of upper extremity surgery, including shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions.  He emphasizes minimally invasive “keyhole” surgery for shoulder and elbow pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and Dupuytren’s disease, as well as arthritis of the hand and wrist.

Mr. Mara also serves on the trauma team, providing fracture care aimed at rapid recovery to sports and daily activities.

Mr. Brendan O’Daly

MD, MSc, MSc(OrthEng), FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr. O’Daly is a Fellowship trained Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon. He Graduated MB BCh BAO in 2003 from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. He was awarded his FRCS Tr&Orth Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2012. Following completion of a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Traumatology at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA, he was appointed a Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, Ireland (2013-present), with a sub-speciality interest in fracture fixation, post-traumatic reconstruction, hip and knee replacement. He joined Beacon Hospital in 2017.

He is a Clinical Lecturer in Postgraduate Surgery in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Trinity College Dublin.

He is a member of the Advanced Trauma and Life Support and AO Teaching Faculty in Ireland, as well as Invited Faculty at numerous International trauma courses.

Mr James Cashman

Mr. James Cashman recently joined our team at the Beacon Centre for Orthopaedics. He graduated from University College Cork in 2001. Having undertaken his postgraduate training in Trauma and Orthopaedics under the auspices of the Irish National Orthopaedic training programme, he completed a hip and knee reconstructive fellowship at the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, USA and a fellowship in the Young Adult Hip at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London.

Mr. Cashman has a keen interest in treated hip problems in the young adult, whether treating sports related hip problems with hip arthroscopy or treating the younger patient with hip deformity.   Hip arthroscopy is useful for removing loose bodies or debris from the hip and removing tears of the labrum or cartilage of the hip. These can cause groin and thigh pain, catching, locking or giving way of the hip. Diagnosis is made by clinical examination, plain x-rays and an MRI scan.

He has published numerous peer reviewed articles in basic science and clinical orthopaedics, as well as texts on hip and knee arthroplasty. His interests include primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty. He also has a further subspecialty interest in the Young Adult Hip, performing hip arthroscopy, pelvic and femoral osteotomies.

Prof Michael Stephens

Prof Stephens was appointed to the Mater, Cappagh and the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street in 1989 following an appointment in 1987 as Lecturer to the University of Hong Kong studying paediatric orthopaedic surgery. In 1988 he was Clinical Fellow in Foot & Ankle Surgery in Cincinnati, USA. Since then he has developed the subspecialty of foot and ankle surgery with colleagues now appointed around the country.

He is Past President of the Irish Orthopaedic Association and the European Foot & Ankle Society and is currently President of the Irish Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.

He was recently appointed Associate Professor in University College Dublin. In 2012 he ceased public practice in the Mater and Cappagh Hospitals but has continued his voluntary clinic in the Central Remedial Clinic and is honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street

Mr Turlough O’Donnell

Mr Turlough O’Donnell, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Wrist. MB BCh BAO FRCSI FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Turlough O’Donnell graduated from University College Dublin in 1994, completed basic surgical training in 1998 and became a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in the same year. He gained entry into the Higher Surgical Training programme in 2001 and passed his fellowship examination in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2006.

Mr O’Donnell held a higher training post in orthopaedic trauma surgery in the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght in 2008 and also completed his orthopaedic training that year. He was awarded CCHST in 2008 and entered onto the specialist register of Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery 2008. Mr O’Donnell completed his Fellowship training in Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne, and The Epworth Hospital, Richmond, Melbourne in 2008 in upper limb surgery and limb reconstruction/deformity correction. His fellowship training in St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, Sydney in 2009 was in major joint reconstruction of the hip and knee/minimal resection arthroplasty.

His specialty clinical interests include total hip and knee replacement, partial knee replacement (unicondylar knee replacement and patellofemoral joint replacement), sports injuries of the knee, surgery of the shoulder, rotator cuff tendonopathy, shoulder instability, shoulder replacement, arthroscopic wrist surgery and Ilizarov surgery techniques for deformity correction and treatment of non-union trauma. – See more at: https://www.beaconhospital.ie/doctors/mr-turlough-odonnell/#sthash.Up8mgZBR.dpuf

Mr Gary O’Toole

Mr Gary O’Toole , Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Hip, Knee, Sports Injuries, Tumours. BSc (Hons) MB BAO BCh (Hons). BMedSci MCh AFRCSI FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Gary O’Toole was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon to St Vincent’s University Hospital in 2004. He is a graduate of UCD (1996) and completed his Internship and basic surgical training in St Vincent’s University Hospital (1996-99).

His orthopaedic training was on the Irish Specialist Training Programme in Orthopaedic Surgery (1999-2004). He then completed two specialist fellowship training programmes. The first in adult hip and knee reconstruction in the Mater Hospital in Sydney, Australia; the second in orthopaedic oncology in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA. He has an interest in adult arthritis (both hip and knee) and knee sports injuries. He also has a keen interest in musculoskeletal cancer (bone and soft tissue tumours).

He is actively involved in teaching and enjoys a position of Clinical Lecturer in the School of Medicine in UCD. He is widely published in orthopaedics and is a member of numerous academic societies.

Mr Paul Nicholson

Mr Paul Nicholson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Hip, Knee, Trauma. MCh BSc Anat FRCSI FRCS (Tr & Orth).

Paul Nicholson graduated from UCD in 1987. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1992 and was awarded his Masters of Surgery (MCh) in 1998. Following completion of the Irish Higher Surgical Orthopaedic Training programme, Mr Nicholson was awarded the FRCS (Tr and Orth) in 1998, and was granted the Certificate of Specialised Training (CSST) in 2001. He is on the Specialist Register with the Medical Council of Ireland.

He spent two years in Melbourne, Australia on a Hip/Knee Arthroplasty and Trauma Fellowship and was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Consultant to the Meath and Adelaide Hospital in 2002, where he worked until 2012. He is a member of the Irish Institute of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Mr Nicholson’s special interests are in hip and knee joint replacement, performing over 300 cases per year. He also has interests in trauma, knee arthroscopy and anterior cruciate reconstruction – See more at: https://www.beaconhospital.ie/doctors/mr-paul-nicholson/#sthash.4ug1RJ8O.dpuf

Mr Maurice F Neligan

Mr Maurice F Neligan, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Sports Injuries. MB BCh BAO MMedSci FRSCI FRCSI (Tr & Orth)

Maurice Neligan was appointed to Tallaght Hospital as an Orthopaedic Consultant in 2005 and worked there until 2012. He was then appointed to Chief of Orthopaedics in Beacon Hospital. After leaving school in Blackrock College, he did his undergraduate degree in Medicine in the RCSI in Dublin. He entered the Irish Specialist Training Programme in Orthopaedic Surgery after obtaining his FRCSI. He completed this programme in 2005 and was awarded his CCST and the FRCSI (Tr & Orth).
Following this he undertook a Specialist fellowship in the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, based in the University of Western Ontario, under the mentorship of Dr Peter Fowler.

Mr Neligan’s interests are in sports surgery of the knee and shoulder, arthroscopic surgery, knee preservation surgery, and hip and knee arthroplasty. He also has a major interest in trauma surgery in the area of hip, knee, and shoulder. His memberships include the Irish Institute of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Irish Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.