Professor John O’Byrne Appointed Clinical Director at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh

The National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh is delighted to announce that Professor John O’Byrne, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, has been appointed as the hospital’s new Clinical Director, effective from 4th January 2021.

In his new role, Prof. O’Byrne will take responsibility for enhancing clinical engagement and governance across all services and departments within the hospital. As a key member of the Executive Management team, he will lead the multidisciplinary team to continue to improve access to care, create a positive patient experience, and drive better clinical outcomes. The Clinical Director position was created in 2018 as a key deliverable in the hospital’s Strategic Plan.

Prof. O’Byrne will remain in his existing role as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the hospital while serving as the Clinical Director.

Prof. O’Byrne has held the position of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the NOHC since 1996 and is the Abraham Colles Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). He is also the Head of the RCSI Professorial Unit at the hospital and in this role, he supervises the education of more than 350 RCSI and 300 UCD Undergraduate medical students each year.