Surgeons

Sean T. O’Sullivan

Mr Sean T. O`Sullivan is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Reconstructive Surgeon and an Aesthetic Surgeon at Cork University Hospital and South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital. In 1989, he qualified in Medicine from University College Cork. At this time, he also completed an internship at Cork University Hospital before he was appointed to the Cork University Hospital Basic Surgical Training Scheme, which lasted up until 1993. Mr Sean T O`Sullivan was awarded fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of London and Ireland (taking first place in the London Examination) and he was awarded the Ainsworth Travelling Fellowship to Harvard Medical School along with the Brigham and Women’s in 1993 and 1994. He completed major research in Burn Injuries and was awarded an MD Doctoral Degree in 1995 for this work.

Following this success, he continued with Plastic Surgery training in Cork University Hospital for two years before being appointed Senior (Specialist) Registrar in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in St. James`s University Hospital in Leeds from 1996-1998. After this, he worked at Bradford Royal Infirmary until he undertook fellowships in Facial Plastic Surgery in The Australian Cranio Facial Unit in Adelaide Australia. During this time, he was also the surgeon at the Head, Neck and Facial Unit in the Princess Alexandria Hospital in Brisbane and the Royal Brisbane Hospital Brisbane Australia.

After his time in Australia, he was appointed Consultant Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon at Cork University Hospital where he has been since 1999. During this time he has been the main author in approximately fifty scientific articles and has presented widely at major national and international meetings. This has resulted in him receiving awards for a number of prestigious prizes such as the Sir Peter Freyer Gold Medal for surgical research, the Knoll Prize for best presentation of the European Burns Association and the Upjohn Prize for Trauma Research in Boston USA.