Prof. Donncha O'Brien

Prof. Donncha O'Brien

Neurosurgery (cranial and spinal surgery)

Epilepsy surgery (adults and paediatrics)
Stereotactic radiosurgery - Cyberknife
Degenerative spine conditions
Chiari malformations
Head injury
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M.B B.CH B.A.O, F.R.C.S.I, MD, F.R.C.S.I (Surgical Neurology)

Clinical research

Prof Donncha O'Brien has over 110 publications on various topics in neurosurgery. Professor O'Brien is also working on ongoing high level research with a future neuro project in association with the science foundation Ireland, in RCSI on micro RNA and epilepsy.

Prof Donncha O'Brien has extensive experience and a special interest in degenerative spine disease, tumours, cyberknife and hydrocephalus.

Fellowship training

  • Paediatric epilepsy surgery, St Louis Children's Hospital, USA
  • Paediatric epilepsy surgery, Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital