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Dr Claire Donohoe

Consultant Gastrointestinal and General Surgeon

Speciality: Upper gastrointestinal (GI) and general surgery

Dr Donohoe is Trinity College Dublin graduate and a consultant surgeon, specialising in upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery at St James’s Hospital.

She is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. As a specialist working in the National Centre for Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer, she specialises in minimally invasive surgery and works with the broader multi-disciplinary team delivering care to patients with barrett’s oesophagus, oesophageal and gastric cancer. She also treats benign conditions of the foregut including paraesophageal and hiatal hernias, oesophageal motility disorders and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.


  • Dr Donohoe completed her general surgery training in Ireland and then travelled for two international fellowships in oesophagogastric surgery, in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) and in minimally invasive surgery at Oregon Health & Sciences University (USA). 

  • She completed a PhD in 2013 with the Department of Surgery, funded by the Irish Cancer Society. She is currently conducting research into the immune environment in oesophageal adenocarcinoma and its role in responses to neoadjuvant treatment, funded by a Health Research Board Applying Research into Policy and Practice grant.

    Dr Donohoe also has an interest in medical education and holds a Masters in this area from the University of Dundee. She is the first author on 32 publications, a co-author on 43 others and has written seven book chapters.

Contact Information

Via Healthlink (for General surgery)

Via post:
Upper Gastrointestinal / General Surgery
St James's Hospital
Dublin 8

Nurse Liaison:
Cancer - Jenny Moore
Cancer - Catherine O Farrell