Dr. Francis O'Keeffe, MB, BCh, BAO, BA, MOD (Biochem), FRCEM, FACEM
Francis O’Keeffe graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) in 2006 and commenced his training in Emergency Medicine through Beaumont Hospital. In 2009, Dr O’Keeffe moved to Australia to commence his advanced training in Emergency Medicine at The Alfred Hospital Emergency & Trauma Centre, Melbourne. The Alfred Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Centre and one of the busiest and most advanced trauma centres in the Southern Hemisphere.
During his specialist training in Emergency Medicine, Dr O’Keeffe was appointed as the inaugural Principal Registrar for the Emergency Department as well as holding the position of Senior Trauma Fellow in The Alfred Trauma Service. Dr O’Keeffe completed his Fellowship in Emergency Medicine in 2015 and subsequently held Consultant positions with both the Emergency Department and the Trauma Service until his return to Ireland in 2016.
Dr O’Keeffe’s main areas of clinical interest are in critical care and trauma resuscitation. He remains an Honorary Consultant with the Alfred Trauma Service as well as Research Fellow with The National Trauma Research Institute, Australia. Dr O’Keeffe is actively involved in medical education and regularly teaches all aspects of critical care and emergency procedures to doctors on courses throughout Ireland, Australia, the Middle East and China.