Areas of Expertise
Sports injuries including ACL reconstruction, cartilage injury, meniscus surgery, rotator cuff repair and shoulder stabilisation surgery. Shoulder replacement and knee replacement.
Education & Experience
Prof. Cathal Moran is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Mater Private Network, Dublin, and the Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at Trinity College Dublin.
- Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Shoulder Fellowship Program, Hospital for Special Surgery & Weil Cornell Medical College, New York
- Knee & Shoulder Sports Surgery Fellowship, Antwerp Orthopaedic Centre, Antwerp, Belgium
- Cartilage Repair Visiting Fellowship, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
- Higher Surgical Training Programme in Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
- MFSEM, RCSI
- FRCS (Tr & Orth)
- MD, National University of Ireland, Galway (Research Doctorate)
- MB, BAO, BCh, NUI, Galway (Medical School Degree)
- BSc in Pharmacology, NUIG & University of California San Francisco
- PhD, Biological Augmentation / Tissue Engineering in Cartilage Repair, NUI Galway
Prof. Moran specialises in knee surgery and shoulder surgery. His sub-specialty interest is in sports injuries, including ACL reconstruction, cartilage injury, meniscus surgery, rotator cuff repair and shoulder stabilisation surgery. He also performs shoulder replacement and knee replacement surgery.
Prof. Moran completed his training in the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery and Cornell Medical College in New York, the Cartilage Repair Centre at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and Antwerp Orthopaedic Centre in Belgium. He has worked extensively with professional athletes and teams across Ireland, the US and Europe. He is a Principal Investigator at Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, RCSI Bioengineering and AMBER research centres, as well as a lead surgeon in international multi-centre clinical trials. He links this research to the development of new options for cartilage and ligament injury in Mater Private Network.
- ACL reconstruction
- Ligament repair
- Cartilage / meniscus repair and replacement
- Osteotomy / alignment surgery
- Knee replacement
- Rotator cuff
- Biceps and labrum
- Shoulder instability surgery
- Shoulder replacement
Clinical Research & Professional Memberships
In addition to his research role as a lead surgeon in international multi-centre clinical trials, Prof. Moran is a Principal Investigator at Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, RCSI Bioengineering and AMBER research centres. He links research at these centres to the development of new options for cartilage and ligament injury at Mater Private Network. Prof. Moran has completed orthopaedics and sports medicine research training at the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) in Ireland; University of California, San Francisco; UC Irvine, California; Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota; and Hospital for Special Surgery / Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. He has published over 50 papers and given over 200 presentations.
- Restoration of Articular Cartilage. Moran CJ, Pascual-Garrido C, Potter H, Chubinskaya S, Cole BJ, Rodeo SA. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Feb 19;96(4):336-44.
- Open and Arthroscopic Anterior Shoulder Stabilization. Fabricant PD, Taylor SA, McCarthy MM, Moran CJ, Kang RW, Cordasco FA. J Bone Joint Surgery, February 2015, Vol 3, Issue 2.
- Biological Augmentation and Tissue Engineering Approaches in Meniscus Surgery. Moran, CJ, Busilacchi,A., Lee CA, Athanasiou, KA., Verdonk, PC. Arthroscopy. 2015 Feb 14. pii: S0749-8063(14)00976-1.
- Clinical Application of Scaffolds for Partial Meniscus Replacement. Moran CJ, Withers D, Kurzweil P, Verdonk PC. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review. 2015. Accepted – PDF. Copy Available from Authors.
- Cell distribution and regenerative activity following meniscus replacement. Moran CJ, Atmaca S, Declercq HA, Cornelissen MJ, Verdonk PC. Int Orthop. 2014 Sep;38(9):1937-44. PMID: 24993651
- Extra-articular Augmentation of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: The Monoloop Procedure. Moran CJ, Lagae KC, Verdonk PC, Declercq G. ESSKA Book, 2014.
- Meniscus Extrusion Following Meniscus Allograft Transplantation. De Coninck T, Moran CJ, Huysse W, Verdonk R, Verstraete K, Verdonk PC. ESSKA Book, 2014.
- Arthroscopic Meniscal Allograft Transplantation With Soft Tissue Fixation Through Bone Tunnels. Peter Verdonk, Tim Spalding, Ben Parkinson, Cathal Moran. ESSKA Book, 2014.
- Monoloop Extra-articular Augmentation of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Moran CJ, Verdonk PC, Lagae KC, Declercq G. Arthroscopy Journal – Accepted July 2014
- A History of Meniscus Surgery; From Ancient Times to the 21st Century. Cathal J Moran, Berardo di Matteo; Vittorio Tarabella,; M Marcacci, Rene Verdonk. KSSTA – Accepted July 2014.
- Advancing Regenerative Surgery in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: The Critical Role of the Surgeon. Moran CJ, Barry FP, Shannon FJ, Maher SA, Rodeo SA. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012 Apr;40(4):934-44.
- Gene-modified mesenchymal stem cells express functionally active nerve growth factor on an engineered poly lactic glycolic acid (PLGA) substrate. Rooney GE, Moran CJ, McMahon SS, Ritter T, Maenz M, Flügel A, Dockery P, O’Brien T, Howard L, Windebank AJ, Barry FP. Tissue Eng Part A. 2008 May;14(5):681-90
- Neurotrophic Factor-Expressing Mesenchymal Stem Cells Survive Transplantation into the Contused Spinal Cord without Differentiating into Neural Cells. Rooney GE, McMahon SS, Ritter T, Garcia Y, Moran C, Madigan NN, Fluegel A, Dockery P, O’Brien T, Howard L, Windebank AJ, Barry F. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009 Oct;15(10):3049-59.
- Translating Science to Surgery; Linking Current Concepts in Biological Cartilage Repair to Surgical Intervention. Moran CJ, Shannon FJ, Barry FP, O Byrne JM, O Brien T, Curtin W. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (Br); 2010. Sept; 92(9); 1195-1202
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