Board Members

Professor John O'Byrne

Professor John O'Byrne

President IITOS

Abraham Colles Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery,

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Founder & Director – Taught MCh Programme, RCSI.

Established in 2009, it was an innovative programme with taught modules and an original research component.  There were 55 students enrolled in the MCh programme for  2014-15.


Professor O’Byrne is currently working alongside Professor Fergal O’Brien on the development on novel biomaterials and surgical devices for cartilage and osteochondral repair.  He and Prof O’Brien are co-PIs on €1.3 million SFI-HRB Translational Research Award which began in 2012. 

Professor O’Byrne is also a PI in the €50 million SFI-funded AMBER Centre.

He holds multiple patents in medical devices.


Professor O’Byrne has a large clinical practice, specialising in hip and knee surgery.  He has two/three full operating lists per week, predominantly hip and knee arthroplasty, but also arthroscopy and sports injuries.

His practice is based at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Mater Private Hospital and Sports Surgery Clinic, Santry.

Director, Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

Executive Committee member, Irish Orthopaedic Association (IOA)


Professor O’Byrne has published two textbooks and authored over 100 publications.



Mr Seamus Morris

Mr Seamus Morris

Honorary Clinica Secretary

Professional Profile

Mr Morris was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght in 2007 before taking up his current post at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in 2013. His higher orthopaedic training was on the Irish Specialist Training Programme in Orthopaedic Surgery. He then completed specialist fellowship training in spine and scoliosis surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and pelvic and acetabular and trauma surgery in the UK.

His major subspecialist interests in spine surgery are degenerative spine surgery utilising minimally invasive techniques including lumbar and cervical microdiscectomy, pain management interventions, osteoporotic spine fractures, deformity correction and tumour surgery. In addition he has a major interest in trauma surgery including complex trauma and pelvic and acetabular trauma.

He currently serves as a postgraduate trainer in orthopaedic trauma for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He has taught nationally and internationally on spine and trauma surgery, and presented and published numerous clinical papers and book chapters on spine and trauma surgery. He is a member of numerous academic societies including the Irish Institute of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Irish Orthopaedic Association, the Irish Spine Society, the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, AO Spine, AO Alumni Society.

Orthopaedic Subspecialist Procedures:

Lumbar and Cervical Degenerative spinal conditions including Lumbar Microdiscectomy, Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, Cervical Arthroplasty. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Scoliosis Surgery, Spine Tumour Surgery. Knee Arthroscopy, Hip Arthroplasty, Complex Trauma Reconstruction.


Mr Aaron Glynn


Mr Aaron Glynn

Honorary Treasurer 

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Spinal Surgeon




Mr. John Quinlan

Mr. John Quinlan

Honorary Academic Secretary

MB, BCH, BAO (Hons.); AFRCSI; MCh; H.Dip (QHLC); FFSEM; FRCS (Tr. & Orth.)
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon University Hospital Waterford 2009-2012
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon Tallaght University Hospital 2013.










Mr Finbarr Condon


Mr Finbarr Condon

Director of Higher Surgical Training







Mr Eoin Sheehan

Mr Eoin Sheehan

Assistant Director of Training

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Rothman InstituteAdult Reconstruction, Hip & Knee Replacements and Revision 2009-2010

Society memberships

Specialty Society Memberships

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Additional Society Memberships

Irish Institute for Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryIrish Orthopaedic AssociationAmerican Association of Hip and Knee SurgeonsAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsSICOT/SIROT Internationl Member


Mr Paddy Kenny

Mr Paddy Kenny

Joint National Clinical Lead of the National Clinical Programme for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery.

Member of the RCSI Committee for Surgical Affairs

Chairman of the Irish National Orthopaedic Register.

RCSI Council Member

Member of the Steering Group of the Irish Hip Fracture Database

Member of the Lower Limb Arthroplasty Committee

Board Member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine

Chairman of the Reconstruction and Ongoing Care Subgroup of the National Trauma Steering Committee.

Member of the National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) Governance Board

Member of the Royal College of Surgeon’s Committee for Surgical Affairs. 

Chairman of the Training Programme for the IITOS

Honorary Secretary of the IITOS from 2003 – 2011, 2013.    

Mr. David Moore


Mr David Moore

Committee Membership

Council of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

RCSI College Board

RCSI Court of Examiners Executive Committee

Joint Committee on Intercollegiate  Examinations (JCIE)

Chairman of the RCSI Academic Council. 

RCSI  Finance Committee

RCSI Medicines and Health Sciences Board.

Steering Committee of the Irish National Orthopaedic Register..

Council, Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

Board of Governors National Office of Clinical Audit.

Steering Committee of the Irish Hip Fracture Database

Network Organisation of Trauma Network Policy Group

Leadership Roles

Joint Clinical Lead in Trauma and Orthopaedic Clinical Programme

Chairman - Department Of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin

Past President (2007 – 2013), Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery