Prof. Donal Brennan

Prof. Donal Brennan

Prof. Donal Brennan



Sub specialties

Complex Pelvic Surgery. Minimally Invasive Surgery. Risk Reducing Surgery. General Gynaecology. Prolapse

Professional Profile

Prof. Donal Brennan  MB, BCh, BAO, MRCPI, MRCOG, PhD
UCD Professor of Gynaecological Oncology,
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecological Oncologist


Prof. Donal Brennan graduated from University College Dublin School of Medicine in 2003.  He was awarded a PhD in cancer biology by University College Dublin in 2008. He undertook specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology working in the National Maternity Hospital, Cork University Maternity Hospital, The Coombe and The Rotunda Maternity hospitals and was awarded dual Memberships of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, MRCPI, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists UK, MRCOG. 
During his specialist training, he also retained a post-doctoral position at the UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science. His main research interests are in biomarker development, tumour inflammation and obesity related carcinogenesis. Prof.  Brennan is a fellow of the UCD Conway Institute.  
He has received several awards for his research and was awarded European Young Researcher of the Year in 2010. In 2012 he relocated to Brisbane, Australia to undertake subspecialist training in Gynaecological Oncology at the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer which is the largest gynaecological cancer centre in Australia. He also completed a fellowship in General and Colorectal surgery at the Queen Elizabeth II Jubillee Hospital in Brisbane Australia.  
Prof. Brennan returned to work in Ireland in 2015 and is now practicing at the Mater Private Hospital.  His main surgical interests are laparoscopic pelvic surgery and cytoreductive surgery for advanced ovarian cancer.  
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