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Professor Cathal Moran

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Professor Cathal Moran was appointed the Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, in The School of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin in 2014. Professor Moran`s clinical practice as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon is located at Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin.

In addition, Professor Moran is also an Honorary Professor at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and has been awarded a Professorial Fellows hip of Trinity College Dublin, as well as Fellowship of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Professor Moran`s sub-specialty clinical interests lie in the management of sports injury, soft tissue and degenerative conditions of the knee and shoulder. In his career to date, he has published over 60 international peer-reviewed manuscripts and has made over 250 scientific presentations. He has been awarded travelling fellowships of the International Cartilage Repair Society, and the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy. He has been awarded significant research funding by The Health Research Board of Ireland, and is also a recipient of a significant research grant from The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, for research in meniscus replacement surgery at the knee joint.

Professor Moran`s academic functions at Trinity include both education and research. From an education perspective, current post-graduate activities include a contribution to the MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine, MSc in Bioengineering and the education of surgical trainees. Professor Moran also acts as Director of the clinical and academic Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship being hosted across Sports Surgery Clinic and Trinity College Dublin. In addition, he delivers lectures, tutorials and clinical electives that are part of the curriculum of the School of Medicine.

As part of his research role in Trinity Medical School, Professor Moran is a Principal Investigator in Trinity Centre for Bioengineering and AMBER Research centres. His research focuses on the transfer of biological developments in Sports Medicine to improve the outcomes of surgery for soft tissue and sports injuries. Professor Moran is internationally recognised as emphasising the translational role of the surgeon in linking bench and bedside in the Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering field of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

In addition to his role in traditional academic pursuits of the School of Medicine and Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, Professor Moran is also working with Trinity Sport and The Student Health Service in the management and ongoing development of a Sports Medicine Programme and Medical Care Pathway, a first of its kind programme in the Irish collegiate setting, which was established in 2015.

The goal of the Sports Medicine Programme, from the outset, was to provide the student athletes at Trinity College with a health care system and Medical Care Pathway that

  • Reduces the risk of athletic injury
  • Is proactive in approach to injuries that do occur
  • Provides easily accessible sports medicine services that are responsive to the needs of the students and athletes of Trinity.
  • Facilitates their safe return to participation in athletic competition as soon as possible.
  • Fosters an environment for the education of health professionals and facilitates research on injury prevention and management.
The Programme not only serves the students of Trinity better, but also delivers a programme that allows Trinity College contribute in new ways to the global scientific, medical and social community.