Each year approximately five teams (surgeon, anaesthetist, nurse) spend seven days (each team) at Children’s Hospital #2 and provide the skills necessary 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.
Martin Corbally is a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and Associate Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is currently the lead Surgical Oncologist for the National Cancer Center at Crumlin. His other areas of interest include delivery of a National Paediatric Hepato-biliary Surgical Service, and Neonatal 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, since 2003, in an outreach programme between the Children’s Hospital Number 2, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam, the Royal College of Surgeons, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and the Christina Noble Foundation to provide skills enhancement for doctors and nurses in HCMC. 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 Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin. He trained at Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA where he remained on facultyasassistant professor of cardiac surgery and was appointed director of Paediatric heart and lung transplantation, director of cardiac research and co-director of the Albert Brocoli 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 2008, he initiated the development of a cardiothoracic surgical program in Paediatric Hospital Number 2 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with the support of Professor Martin Corbally 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 Paediatric 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. Paul Oslizlok
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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 Consultant Paediatrician 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. Eamonn Tierney
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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.
Dr. William Casey
Paediatric anaesthetist and intensivist in Our Lady’s Hospital, Dublin. William graduated from University College Cork in 1980. Interests in regional anaesthesia ,sepsis pulmonary hypertension.
Dr. Mark Ryan
Consultant Interventional Radiologist MB BCh BAO FRCR FFRRCSI
Dr. Ryan graduated from University of Dublin, Trinity College in 1988. He did hisRadiologytraining 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.
Dr. Padraig Sheerin
Dr Sheerin qualified in Liverpool in 1983. DA DTM&H 1990 FFARCSI 1993 FRCSEd 2000. Hon Fellowships FFSEM FJFICMI.
Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist and Paediatric Critical Care Medicine. Interests. Trauma, Anaes for complex Spinal Conditions, SEM and physiological assessment for extremes of age.
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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.