Graduate of University College Cork, Ireland, 1997. Completed Higher Surgical Training in Otolaryngology in Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Training Scheme (2000-2006) and subsequent Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York (2007) and Medical University of South Carolina (2008). Appointed as Consultant Otolaryngologist – Head, Neck and Thyroid Surgeon in South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork, Ireland, in 2009, and and as Professor of Otolaryngology in University College Cork in 2017. Currently Regional Lead for Head and Neck Cancer. Clinical and research interests in thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, recurrent laryngeal nerve, and author of 90 peer-reviewed publications.