Brian O’Donnell

Brian O’Donnell

Brian O’Donnell

Consultant Anaesthetist | BreastCheck and Cork University Hospital

Dr Brian O’Donnell MB, MSc, MD, FCARCSI is a Consultant Anaesthetist at BreastCheck and Cork University Hospital; Lecturer in Anaesthesia at University College Cork; Principal Investigator at the ASSERT for Health Centre UCC; former Honorary Secretary and founding member of the Irish Society of Regional Anaesthesia; Director of the Cork Academy of Regional Anaesthesia and the Cork Cadaveric Peripheral Nerve Block Course. He graduated medical school in 1997 from Trinity College Dublin. In 2000 he entered the Irish anaesthesia specialist training programme. He was awarded both the Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland (FCARCSI) and MSc in Anaesthesia with distinction in 2005. While still a anaesthesia resident, he and co-investigators conducted the initial descriptive research on the Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) block. In 2009, he was awarded a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree with distinction, at University College Cork, for his work on the role of ultrasound guided axillary block in upper limb surgery. That year he was also awarded the IJMS Anaesthesia Doctor of the Year award 2009. His current research interests include proficiency based procedural skills training; simulation in regional anaesthesia; bio-innovation in regional anaesthesia; and evaluation of clinical outcomes following enhanced recovery programmes for breast surgery.

Outside of anaesthesia and medical education, Brian is a founding member and former chairman of Clonakilty Roadrunners Athletics Club and is the event director at Clonalkilty parkrun. He is a recreational marathon runner, train/mountain runner and long course triathlete.