Mr. Michael Dodds

Mr. Michael Dodds

Orthopaedic surgery

Spinal surgery
Adult and paediatric surgery
Suite 23


MB ChB MCh FRCSI (Tr &Ortho)

Michael is a consultant orthopaedic and spine surgeon practicing in the Hermitage Clinic, National Spinal Injuries Unit of the Mater Hospital and The Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street.

He specializes in spinal surgery, complex deformity and spinal trauma, along with general paediatric orthopaedics and paediatric spine. 

He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and underwent higher surgical training in Orthopaedics in The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  He completed a research Maters degree in University College Dublin focussing on paediatric hip dysplasia.

Clinical research

Areas of clinical interest include:

  • Paediatric orthopaedics.
  • Paediatric spinal pathologies including scoliosis.
  • Adult spinal trauma.
  • Adult spinal deformity.
  • Disc pathology.
  • Metastatic disease.


Areas of academic interest include:

  • Paediatric hip dysplasia.
  • Scoliosis.
  • Achieving patient satisfaction following spinal surgery.
  • Avoiding complications in spinal surgery.
  • Innovations in spinal surgery.




Fellowship training

Michael undertook a clinical fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery in SickKids Children’s Hospital in Toronto.  He followed this with a second fellowship in Toronto dedicated to spinal surgery. 

He was appointed as a consultant spinal surgeon in the Mater Hospital and Temple Street in 2018. He leads the transitional scoliosis service for young adults in the Mater Hospital, as well as being part of the National Spinal Injuries Unit Surgical Team. He is a member of the multidisciplinary team which manages metastatic spinal disease. He also provides specialist services to the Central Remedial Clinic in Clontarf.

He is a trainer of surgeons and medical students and is involved in the fellowship programmes at both The Mater and Temple Street hospitals.