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A Network for Perioperative Practitioners in Ireland

Formed in 2020, IPOMS has the aim to provide an open platform for Perioperative Physicians and other like-minded healthcare professionals to share ideas, be supported in education and progress the footprint of perioperative medicine in Ireland.


IPOMS supports a continued multidisciplinary approach to healthcare.

About: About

Meet the IPOMS committee 


Pádraig Ó Scanaill

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Pádraig is a graduate of the National Anaesthesia Training Programme in Ireland. He has completed postgraduate fellowships in Perioperative Medicine, Liver Transplant and Cardiac Anaesthesia in the UK. Pádraig’s interests include medical education, critical care medicine and the delivery of perioperative care to the high-risk surgical patient. Pádraig currently works as a consultant in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. 


Andrea Haren

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Andrea is a Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesiology at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. A graduate of the National Anaesthesia Training Programme in Ireland, she completed a post graduate fellowship in perioperative medicine at University College London Hospitals.  Her areas of interest are perioperative critical care and optimising the care of the older person undergoing surgery


Aislinn Sherwin

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Aislinn is a Consultant Anaesthesiologist at St. James's Hospital, Dublin.  She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Physiotherapy and a Masters in Healthcare Ethics and Law. She has completed Fellowships in Perioperative Medicine and Onco-Anaesthesia in Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne and in Trauma and General Anaesthesia in the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Her areas of interest are in perioperative medicine and prehabilitation for the cancer patient and as well as shared decision making and open disclosure


Orla McCormack

Orla trained at U.C.D. and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. She completed higher surgical training in Ireland focusing on oesophagogastric surgery followed by an international fellowship in laparoscopic oesophagogastric surgery at the Princess Alexandra hospital in Brisbane. She was appointed to the Royal Infirmary hospital in Edinburgh and spent a year performing oesophagogastric, general and complex hernia surgery. In 2016 she became a consultant at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London doing oesophagogastric cancer resections. She spent almost 2 years there prior to returning to Ireland as a general/ upper gastrointestinal surgeon at the Mater hospital

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Kim Caulfield

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Kim is currently a Locum Consultant Anaesthesiologist at University Hospital Waterford. She completed her anaesthetic and intensive care medicine training with the College of Anaesthesiologist of Ireland in July 2018. She recently completed a Perioperative Medicine Fellow at UCLH, and is concurrently completing the University College London masters in Perioperative Medicine. She has an interested in High Risk Anaesthesia for both elective and emergency surgery, with a particular focus in Obstetric Anaesthesia having completed a High-Risk Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellowship at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. Her main interest in perioperative medicine is in the appropriate preoperative optimisation of patients, shared decision making and the PACU model of care postoperatively


Siobhán Clarke

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Siobhán is a Specialist Anaesthesiology Trainee. Her interest in perioperative medicine is in equal parts
practical and academic. With more people on surgical waiting lists than ever before, the speciality has never been more relevant. Drawing inspiration from other countries, it’s clear that much can be done to
mitigate preventable morbidity and mortality in the perioperative setting.
As a junior anaesthetic trainee, Siobhán feels best placed to reach out to peers
across a wide range of medical and surgical specialities with a view to promoting perioperative
medicine practices.

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Aoife Lavelle

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Aoife is currently a locum Consultant anaesthesiologist in St James’s Hospital. Prior to this she worked as a Consultant Cardiothoracic anaesthesiologist in St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. She has completed three post-CCT fellowships, two in cardiothoracic anaesthesiology split between Bart’s and Harefield Hospital and a

difficult airway fellowship split between St James’s Hospital and the Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital. This fellowship also incorporated a simulation fellowship through the College of Anaesthesiologists. Aoife's interests in perioperative medicine include prehabilitation and enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery.

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Naomi Fearon

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Naomi is an Irish surgical trainee currently undertaking a Bariatric Surgery fellowship in Southmead Hospital in Bristol, UK. This role encompasses a broad operative experience as well as becoming familiar with all aspects of the multi-disciplinary work up and enhanced recovery including a ’23-hour discharge’. Naomi's interests include peri-operative care of patients with obesity, optimisation of surgical outcomes and medical education. 

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