About Dr. Dominic Hegarty

BSc., BMedSc., MB., MSc. (Pain Management), PhD. FCARSCI, FFPMCAI, FIPP

Dr. Dominic A. Hegarty is now practising as a Consultant in Pain Management & Neuromodulation at the Orthopaedic and Spine centre, Mater Private Hospital, Cork.

Dr. Hegarty is recognised as one of the country’s foremost interventional pain management doctors who is constantly developing new pain techniques to deal with the most complex cases in this area. He is the holder of a doctrine degree (Ph.D., UCC), Master of Science (MSc., Edinburgh) a Fellowships in Ireland, USA (FIPP) and London (Royal College of Medicine) in the area of Pain Management.

He has specialised in pain management over the last 2 decades and his expertise in this area is regularly sought by national media and in the High Court on medical legal matters. Dr. Hegarty has secured over €3 million in research grants and sponsorship over the last 3 years. He continues to collaborate with innovation centres and industry in order to provide the best solutions to help individuals who have to deal with chronic pain on a daily basis.

In addition to his teaching posts Dr. Hegarty was awarded the unique position of Horary Consultant in Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospital, London. He co-founded the division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine at Cork University Hospital and South Infirmary & Victoria Hospital, Cork. He served as a consultant for 8 years in the Health Service Executive ( HSE) before joining the Mater Private Hospital Cork.

More recently he was the winner of the 2017 Conference ambassador award for “Best International Medical Conference” by Failte Ireland.

Present Positions

  • Consultant in Pain Management & Neuromodulation, Mater Private Hospital, Cork
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, UCC
  • Honorary Consultant Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospital, London
  • Clinical Lead Neuromodulation Research, Tyndall National Institute, UCC
  • World Institute of Pain (WIP) Ireland Section Chair
  • Clinical Director Pain Relief Ireland
  • Chair & Clinical lead Cork CRPS Forum
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