Medical Team

OCL teams travel to Children’s Hospital No.2, Ho Chi minh City, and to Muhumbili Hospital, Dar-es-Salaam to help the local teams to surgically treat up to twenty patients with a complex surgical problem. The local surgeons, anaesthetists and nursing staff all participate in these procedures at every level and are now competent to perform these procedures independently and to an international standard.

Professor Martin T Corbally

Martin Corbally is Chief of Staff and Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at King Hamad University Hospital, Bahrain and Professor of Surgery, RCSI, Medical University of Bahrain. His areas of interest include oncological surgery hepato-biliary surgery, neonatal surgery and upper gastrointestinal surgery. He maintains an active role in the teaching of undergraduates and post graduate trainees in paediatric surgery.

He has been actively involved through OCL with Children’s Hospital Number 2, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam, the Royal College of Surgeons, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital,  Dublin, King Hamad University Hospital and the Christina Noble Foundation in providing skills enhancement for doctors and nurses in HCMC and Muhumbili. This has only been possible with the support of many medical and nursing colleagues who have travelled to Vietnam many times over the past 7 years and helped local health care workers to meet international best practice standards. He continues as programme director of a new charitable agency “Operation Childlife” which aims to consolidate further training in Cardiac, Thoracic, Urological, Hand Reconstructive Surgery in Vietnam and also hopes to extend aspects of this training programme to Tanzania and Mongolia.

Professor Mark Redmond

Professor Mark Redmond is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin. He trained at Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA where he remained on faculty as assistant professor of cardiac surgery and was appointed director of paediatric heart and lung transplantation, director of cardiac research and co-director of the Albert Broccoli Centre for Aortic Diseases. He returned to Ireland in 2000 as a paediatric cardiac surgeon and established the cardiac research laboratories in Beaumont Hospital to study brain injury in cardiac surgery and mechanisms of aortic aneurysm formation in Marfan Syndrome.

He is co-founder and co-owner of UPMC Beacon Hospital in Dublin.

In 2008, through OCL, he initiated the development of a cardiothoracic surgical program in Children’s Hospital Number 2 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, together with the cardiac team at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. The goal has been to train the surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses in Children’s Hospital No 2 to perform high quality cardiac surgery in a safe and sustainable program.

Professor Redmond has thus far made four visits to Vietnam to assist in initiating the program and to conduct operational procedures on patients.

Dr. Brendan O’Hare

Brendan was an integral component in the initial development of the programme and thus far has been involved in the care of over 200 children in Vietnam and Tanzania. Having been approached by the Christina Noble Foundation, he approached Professor Martin Corbally with a view to pursuing a joint surgical/anaesthetic trip. Brendan took his first trip to Vietnam in 2004 where he and the team introduced new surgical and anaesthetic techniques for infants – they had not had exposure to invasive haemodynamic monitoring or infant epidurals perioperatively before his visit, anaesthetic techniques that would be deemed essential for safe surgery.

Apart from annual visits to Vietnam since 2004 Brendan has thus far been on two trips to Tanzania where he is providing anaesthetic know-how to doctors there who would not feel themselves to have been adequately trained to undertake the proposed surgery.

Brendan is a consultant paediatric anaesthetist and intensivist at Crumlin Hospital, Dublin and is also a clinical lecturer in the Dept of Paediatrics in Trinity College Dublin medical school.

Dr. Mark Ryan

Dr. Ryan graduated from University of Dublin, Trinity College in 1988. He did his radiology training under the auspices of the Faculty of Radiology at The Royal College of Surgeons inIreland earning his FFRRCSI. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in London. He completed his Specialist Training in Interventional Radiology at Massachusetts General.

He was Assistant Professor of Radiology at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina from 1998 to 2004 where he was involved in grant-funded research on gene therapy delivery. He has published over forty scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, as well as numerous book chapters and invited editorials. He has delivered more than 50 invited lectures in the US and Europe.

Dr. Ryan is a Fellow of the Cardiovascular Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) and specialises in minimally invasive vascular treatments and interventional management of many forms of cancer.

Please see a fuller curriculum vitae of Dr. Mark Ryan on www.tcd.ie/medicine/staff/ryanj34/

Ms. Roisin Cleary

Roisin Cleary is a Clinical Nurse Manager II in the operating theatres of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin since 2003. Roisin trained as a paediatric nurse for 3 years in Our lady’s Children’s Hospital from 1988 to 1991 after which she worked as a staff nurse in the operating theatre for 1 year. In 1992, Roisin then went to St. Michael’s Hospital in Dun Laoghaire to do an 18 month post graduate course in general nursing. After qualifying in general nursing and working as a staff nurse in St Michael’s, she returned to Our Lady’s to the operating theatres in 1994. Since returning to Crumlin she has completed a higher diploma in theatre nursing and a degree in nursing management.

Roisin was the first nurse to travel to Vietnam with Prof. Corbally and Dr. O’Hare in 2004. Her role was primarily one of teaching, education and support for the Vietnamese theatre nursing staff and also to assist Prof Corbally with some of the more difficult procedures.

Ms. Patricia Eadie

Patricia Eadie is a Consultant Plastic surgeon. She graduated from University College, Cork in 1981 and trained in Plastic Surgeon in Ireland, UK, USA and Australia.  Appointed as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in 1994 to Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin and St James’s Hospital, Dublin she has a special interest in Hand surgery, Breast surgery and cosmetic surgery.  She looks after all the children with congenital hand problems in Crumlin and deals with many of the adult hand reconstructive problems at St James’s hospital. She has visited and worked in Children’s Hospital No. 2 on 5 occasions, and has helped treat many children with congenital hand problems and with post burn deformities. Through her contact with the doctors in the Plastic and Orthopaedic department there, many of these procedures can now be performed by the local surgeons.

Prof. William Casey

Bill graduated from University College Cork in 1980. Bill was a consultant paediatric anesthetist and intensivist in Our Lady’s Hospital, Dublin until 2015, when he was appointed Associate Professor of Critical Care at RCSI Medical University of Bahrain and Director of Critical Care Services at King Hamad University Hospital Bahrain. His interests include regional anaesthesia ,sepsis and pulmonary hypertension.

Dr. Padraig Sheerin

Padraig qualified in Liverpool in 1983. DA DTM&H 1990 FFARCSI 1993 FRCSEd 2000. Hon Fellowships FFSEM FJFICMI.

consultant paediatric anaesthetist / intensivist. Interests include trauma, anaesthesia for complex spinal conditions, sports and exercise medicine and physiological assessment for extremes of age.

Dr. Paul Oslizlok

Paul is a consultant cardiologist at Our Lady’s Hospital Dublin.

Prof. Eamon Tierney

Eamon trained in Ireland, the U.K. and Canada. He worked as consultant anaesthetist and intensivist at Wexford General Hospital. He was then appointed Associate Professor of Critical Care at RCSI Medical University of Bahrain and Director of Critical Care Services at King Hamad University Hospital, Bahrain. He made several trips to Muhumbili Hospital in Dar-es-Salaam and to Vietnam / Cambodia with OCL. He is now retired from clinical practice and is involved with OCL as an administrator and advisor.

Mr. John Russell

John is an ear nose and throat surgeon in Our Lady’s Hospital, Dublin.

Mr. Fergal Quinn

Fergal is a paediatric surgeon in Our Lady’s Hospital, Dublin. He has special interest in urology.  

Board Members

John Collins – COO, Broadmeadow Healthcare Management
Fran Whelan – CEO, Whelan Corcoran and associates
Kieran Killeen – CEO, Marketing Network
Des Hurley – Sales Director, Lakelands Dairy
Mark Ryan – Interventional radiologist, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin
Eamon Tierney – Intensive Care physician / anaesthetist (retired)
Martin Corbally – Professor of Surgery / Paediatric surgeon