Prof. David O'Briain - Orthopaedics in Waterford | UPMC Whitfield
Prof. David O’Briain


Orthopaedic Care

Prof. David O’Briain




  • Upper limb surgery
  • Upper limb sports surgery


MB, BCh, BAO, HDipMed, MSc, MCh, IMRCS, FRCS (Tr and Orth), FFSEM


Professor David E. O’Briain graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine with an honours degree and completed the national orthopaedic specialist training scheme to become a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Prof. O’Briain holds a master’s degree in surgery from NUI Galway and a graduate diploma and a master’s degree in healthcare informatics from UCD. He is an assistant professor and adjunct clinical lecturer to UCD School of Medicine.

Internationally, he completed fellowship training in all aspects of elective and traumatic shoulder and elbow surgery at the Sydney Shoulder Research Institute (SSRI) and furthered his studies by participating in a year of ACGME-accredited fellowship training in sports surgery and upper limb surgery in Tampa, Florida, U.S. He was affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), where he worked with world-renowned surgeons at USF and in the Florida Orthopaedic Institute.

Prof. O’Briain is an Assistant Professor and Adjunct Clinical Lecturer at UCD School of Medicine and treats patients at UPMC Whitfield Hospital and UPMC Aut Even Hospital.  

Contact Details

Orthopaedics Department

Tel: 051-359727

Prof. O’Briain accepts eReferrals through Healthlink from GPs (‘Orthopaedics’ under UPMC Whitfield Hospital)

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