Derek is a spinal surgeon currently based at Tallaght University Hospital and The Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, having previously trained in Ireland as an orthopaedic surgeon.
He has trained abroad at the Institute de la Colonne Vertebrale, CHU Pellegrin, Bordeaux, France and at Stanmore Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London, UK.
Derek has been awarded several international guest fellowships, published over 50 research papers, 4 book chapters and has recently published a book entitled “Spinal Anatomy: New Concepts” (all accessible online). Previously, Derek completed Masters Degrees in Medical Sciences and in Surgery.
As a result of his extensive experience in musculoskeletal trauma, Derek is the editor and creator of the popular patient website www.myorthoclinic.com.
Derek directs the Spinal Studies module on the UCD Masters Degree in Physiotherapy. Derek is a committee member with the European Spine Society and maintains a keen interest in the progression of managing spinal conditions.
Derek is a committee member with the European Spine Society.
Derek maintains a keen interest in the progression of managing spinal conditions.