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Mr James Beirne

Consultant Gynaecologist

Speciality: Gynaecological surgical oncology

Sub specialities: Surgical Oncology, Complex Pelvic Surgery

Mr James P Beirne is one of the few surgical oncologists in the UK and Ireland who is dual-clinical fellowship trained and, formally, dual-clinical academic trained.  He completed general training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Northern Ireland. He also completed a Clinical Research Fellowship, with the support of the Northern Ireland Public Health Agency Research and Development Department, for which he was awarded a PhD for investigating the underlying molecular biology of high grade serous tubo-ovarian carcinoma. Following this, Mr Beirne embarked upon a combined, GMC-approved, Clinical Academic Training Lectureship and an RCOG-approved Sub-Specialty Training Fellowship in Gynaecological Oncology at Queen’s University, Belfast and the Northern Ireland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer. He also completed an Advanced Training Fellowship in Gynaecological Surgical Oncology at the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer in Brisbane, Australia.

    • MB BCh BAO (QUB 2006)
    • MRCOG (RCOG 2011)
    • DFSRH (RCOG 2015)
    • PhD (QUB, 2016)
    • Accredited Colposcopist (BSCCP, 2017)
    • Certificate of Completion of Training and Subspecialist Accreditation (RCOG and GMC, 2020)
    • PGcert ClinEd (QUB, 2020)
    • European Gynaecological Oncologist Accreditation (ESGO, 2021)
    • Risk reduction surgery for hereditary gynaecological cancers
    • Complex abdomino-pelvic surgery
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Sentinel lymph node techniques
    • Advanced cytoreductive surgery for ovarian cancer
    • Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy
    • Exenterative surgery for abdomino-pelvic malignancy
    • Quality improvement and patient safety in surgical oncology.
  • Professional Bodies.

    Irish Medical Council (registration number: 429644)

    General Medical Council (registration number: 6143943)

    Colleges and Societies.

    Member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

    Member of the British Gynaecological Cancer Society.

    Member of the British Society of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology.

    Member of the Irish Society of Gynaecological Oncology.

    Member of the Ulster Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society.

    Associate Member of the International Gynaecological Cancer Society.

    Member of European Society of Surgical Oncology.

    Member of European Society of Gynaecological Oncology.

    Founding Member of the Audit & Research in Gynaecological Oncology Collaborative.

    Member of Clinical Trials Ireland.

  • Throughout his sub-specialist and Advanced Fellowship Training, Mr Beirne maintained an integral role in translational research at the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, Queen’s University, Belfast. This resulted in the development of a bespoke research programme focussed on the identification and validation of biomarkers for ovarian cancer.


Via Healthlink

Via post:
St James's Hospital
Dublin 8

Nurse Liaison:
Ciara Donohoe
Elaine Gray