Meet the Consultant
Feras obtained his medical degree (MB ChB) in Sebha Medical University, Libya in 2000. He then completed 5 years of post graduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Maqased Hospital, Jerusalem, before arriving in Ireland in 2005. Since 2006 he has worked as Specialist Registrar in the major maternity hospitals in Ireland including Cork University Maternity Hospital, Galway University Hospital, Coombe Women’s and Infants University hospital and the Rotunda hospital. In 2008, he was appointed as lecturer/registrar at Cork University Maternity Hospital where he played a significant role in undergraduate teaching and was involved in the establishment and first year of operation of the Robotic theatre. Working as a Specialist Registrar in the Gynaecological Oncology unit at St James’s Hospital, he became interested in the research program run in collaboration with TCD Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He began investigating the role of the TF and TFPI in the pathogenesis of ovarian cancer and, using tissue from the ovarian cancer biobank, showed that TF and TFPI gene and protein expression are increased in tumours from patients with ovarian cancers compared to those with benign disease. The results of his work were presented at local and international meetings. In July 2011, Feras was appointed as Research Lecturer at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology/ TCD where he extended his studies to investigate the prediction of venous thrombosis (VT) in gynaecological cancer patients. His research was published in international peer reviewed journals. Feras has an MD from Trinity College Dublin and he is an RCOG accredited subspecialist in gynaecology oncology. Since 2013, he is working as a consultant gynaecological oncologist at St. James’s hospital, Dublin.