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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 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

Prof. Rustom Manecksha


Consultant Urological Surgeon, Tallaght University Hospital, St. James’s Hospital the Beacon Hospital Clinical Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin.

A  graduate from the School of Medicine, University College Dublin in 2000, Rustom Manecksha was awarded his M.D. from Trinity College Dublin for his work on prostate cancer progression to androgen independence. He completed a 2-year Endourology Fellowship at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He was the recipient of the Anthony Walsh/Ipsen/RCSI Travelling Fellowship, the Ethicon Travelling Fellowship and the RCSI Travelling Fellowship.

On completion of his clinical fellowship in 2013, Prof. Manecksha returned to a locum consultant position in St. James’s Hospital running the National Cancer Control Programme’s rapid access prostate clinic. He was subsequently appointed Consultant Urological Surgeon in St. James’s and Tallaght Hospitals, Dublin in 2014. He is currently Clinical Lead in Urology at Tallaght University Hospital and the National Training Programme Director for Urology.

He has a special interest in endourology, kidney stone disease and BPH. Prof. Manecksha was the first urologist to introduce the Urolift® procedure for BPH in the Irish public health system (HSE). He has an active clinical research profile (https://www.tcd.ie/medicine/staff/manecksr/)

(https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rustom_Manecksha), with national and international collaborations and at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences.

Mr Arun Thomas

Mr. Arun Thomas Consultant Urologist, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeon

BSc; LRCP & SI, MB, BCh, BAO (Hons); IMRCS; MCh; PgDipHSc; FRCS(Urol)

Education & Experience

  • Graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Medical School.
  • Basic and higher surgical training in Ireland in Urology (RCSI).
  • Graduated with Master of Surgery (MCh) from Trinity College Dublin.
  • Fellowship trained in Urological Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas, United States
  • Consultant in Tallaght University Hospital and Beacon Hospital.

Clinical interests include:

  • Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
  • Urological Cancers including diagnosis and treatment of prostate, bladder, kidney and testis cancers.
  • General Urology
  • Men’s Health
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Fellow of the Society of Urologic Oncology in the United States.
  • Member of the American Urological Association
  • Member of the American Urological Association
  • Member of the European Association of Urology
  • Member of Irish Society of Urology


  • Active in clinical research and education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Tallaght University Hospital and Trinity College Dublin
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Teaching, NUI Galway

Mr Kashif Siddiqui

Mr Kashif Siddiqui has recently commenced practice as a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Beacon Hospital. Mr Siddiqui graduated in 1993 and subsequently completed his basic surgical and urological training in Ireland before obtaining FRCS (Urol). He was conferred with Masters Med Sc in Urology from NUI Galway and Fellowship from European Board of Urology. He completed his research fellowship from Sunnybrook Hospital Toronto in MRgUS treatment of localized prostate cancer. He worked as a consultant urologist in Oxford UK for a short time before returning to Ireland and taking up his current position in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda. His clinical interests include BPH, stone disease, uro-oncology and female urology.

Mr Siddiqui currently runs clinics in Beacon Hospital’s Outpatient Department on alternate Friday afternoons.

Mr Michael Murphy

Please note that urgent appointments will always be accommodated.

Sub-specialty: Uro-oncology
Special clinical interests: Early diagnosis of prostate & bladder cancer; Benign prostatic disease; Minimally invasive / laparoscopic surgery
Research interests: Immunotherapy of cancer / cancer vaccines
Year of first medical qualification: 1989

Membership of professional bodies:
– Irish Association of Urology
– European Association of Urology
– British Association of Urological Surgeons

Background information:
• Graduated Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (1989)
• Anatomy Demonstrator RCSI (1990)
• MMedSci thesis, University College Dublin, awarded with honours
• Dublin Surgical Training Programme (1991-1994)
• Northern & Yorkshire Urology Specialist Training Rotation (1994-2002)
• Clinical Research Fellow in Cancer Studies (1997-1999); Thesis title: ‘Recombinant Mycobacteria as Bladder Cancer Vaccines’, awarded with commendation
• Winner of the Bard Medal, awarded by the British Association of Urological Surgeons (2001)
• European Association of Urology scholarship to visit Prof H. Van Poppel in Belgium for sub-specialised training in pelvic oncology
• Clinical visits to India, Austria & France for advanced laparoscopic training
• Appointed as Consultant Urologist in the NHS (2002)
• Returned to Ireland as Consultant Urologist, Beacon Hospital (2006)
• Particular interest in laparoscopic urology and major complex oncology, including radical prostatectomy, cystectomy and orthotopic reconstruction.
• Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons in undergraduate and postgraduate surgical examinations
• Appraiser of urology trainees
• Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Beacon Hospital

I enjoy working in a high tech environment with state of the art equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of urological problems. I work in partnership with my colleague Mr Hugh Gallagher who has been a friend for many years. We both share similar goals and aspirations with regard to the delivery of a high standard of patient care in a multidisciplinary team setting.

Mr Hubert Gallagher

Graduated RCSI with honours 1986 (1st Place)
Anatomy demonstrator RCSI 1987-1988 (Awarded BSc (Hons) Anatomy and Anthropology
Dublin Region Surgical Training Programme 1988-1991
Postdoctorate Research Fellow 1991-1993, University of Pennsylvania
Awarded MCh(NUI) degree for thesis entitled: ‘The Effects of Protein-energy Malnutrition on Mononuclear Phagocyte Function’.
Specialist Registrar training – Edinburgh, Scotland 1997 – 2001
Consultant Urologist, Beacon Hospital 2006 – to date
Registered Irish Medical Council and General Medical Council (UK)
Specialist Registration (Urology) IMC, GMC

British Association of Urological Surgeons
European Association of Urology
Irish Society of Urology (Secretary 2006/8)
Advisor to Marie Keating Foundation on Men’s Health
Examiner RCSI
MCQ Committee for Intercollegiate Fellowship in Urology Examination (past member)

Areas of Particular interest:
Superficial Bladder Cancer
Stones and Endourology
Prostate Cancer
In conjunction with my colleague Michael Murphy, we aim to offer a comprehensive urological service in a multidisciplinary team setting, working with colleagues in oncology, radiotherapy, radiology and pathology.

We aim to providing a rapid diagnostic service as well as a comprehensive range of treatments for patients with urological cancers as well as a range of other urological conditions. – See more at: https://www.beaconhospital.ie/doctors/mr-hubert-gallagher/#sthash.ssDtYnJv.dpuf

Mr Robert Flynn

Mr Robert Flynn is a Consultant Urologist in Beacon Hospital since March 2007.

His main areas of interest are;
Robotic Surgery, green light laser prostatectomy stone disease, laparoscopic surgery and neuro-urology.

2005-to-date He was appointed as a Consultant Urologist in AMNCH Tallaght and the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dun Laoghaire.
2000-2005 Mr. Flynn worked as a Consultant Urologist in Bridgend, South Wales
1995-2000 He then underwent urological training in London and subsequently was appointed as a Specialist Registrar on the Wales Urological Training Programme .
1990-1993 His basic surgical training was on the Dublin surgical rotation.
1989 Mr. Flynn graduated from Trinity College Dublin.