Gary Colleary

Mr Gary Colleary, MB BCh BAO, PhD, FRCS (Tr & Orth) is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at The Royal Victoria Hospital and Musgrave Park Hospital. He specialises in all aspects of Foot and Ankle Surgery and he also continues to undertake Trauma work as member of the on-call Trauma Team at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Gary’s developed his interest in Foot and Ankle surgery early on in his surgical training and has completed a specialist fellowship in Foot and Ankle surgery in Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge under the guidance of Mr. Fred Robinson.

 

Gary completed his Medical Degree at The Queens University Belfast graduating in 1996, and completed his specialist orthopaedic training on the Northern Ireland Orthopaedic Higher Surgical Training Scheme. During this time Gary completed a PhD involving 3 years full time research into the effects of the newer biologic Rheumatoid Arthritis treatments on bone density and fracture healing. In 2009 Gary moved to Cambridge to undertake his Fellowship training. Following this Fellowship period Gary was offered a Consultants Foot and Ankle Surgeon position at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, the major teaching hospital in East Anglia. During this time he advanced his training in sports injuries having treated players from Norwich City soccer team.

 

Gary returned to Northern Ireland in 2012 where he has continued to advance his practice over the intervening period. As well as having an ongoing interest in general trauma focusing on complex foot and ankle injuries, his elective practice is focused on treatment of all conditions of the foot and ankle, including sports injuries, arthritis of the foot and ankle, bunions and other toe deformities and Achilles tendon or plantar fascial heel pain. He performs both open and arthroscopic (Keyhole) procedures as appropriate.

 

He also has a keen interest Diabetic Foot conditions and is currently working as part of a team to develop a Northern Ireland Multi Disciplinary Service to improve the treatment of patients with foot conditions arising from diabetes including ulcers and infections or bony collapse of the foot caused by Charcot arthropathy. Gary firmly believes that the proper early intervention and care of these conditions can prevent longer term major consequences for diabetic patients.

 

He regularly teaches undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and lectures to General Practictioners, Podiatrists and Physiotherapists. Gary is married with two teenage children, he enjoys golf, soccer and walking Molly the dog.

  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)
  • Irish Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (IOFAS)
  • European Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Mr Paul Moroney Orthopaedic Surgeon

Paul Moroney

His subspecialist interests include sports injuries and fractures of the foot & ankle, bunions and lesser toe pathology, diabetic and neuropathic feet. He performs ankle arthroscopy and total ankle replacement.

MB BCh BAO AFRCSI MFSEM FRCS (Tr & Orth) 
Paul Moroney graduated from University College Dublin in 1997 and received specialist training on the Irish National Higher Surgical Training Scheme in Trauma & Orthopaedics. In 2008 he was awarded FRCS (Tr & Orth) and was entered in the Specialist Register of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2010.
Mr Moroney spent a year of fellowship training in Foot & Ankle Surgery in France and in the Institut Monégasque de medicine et Chirurgie Sportive in Monaco. He subsequently moved to Switzerland, where he worked with Professor Beat Hintermann. He is a member of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine in RCSI / RCPI as well as the European Foot & Ankle Society and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.
His subspecialist interests include sports injuries and fractures of the foot & ankle, bunions and lesser toe pathology, diabetic and neuropathic feet. He performs ankle arthroscopy and total ankle replacement.
Mr Maurice O'Flaherty SSC

Maurice O’Flaherty

Mr Maurice O’Flaherty MSc (Sports Med) FRCSEd (Tr & Ortho) is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Trauma Surgery and Sports injuries.

He graduated in Medicine (MB BCh BaO) at Queens University Belfast in 2002, going on to follow a surgical career path, gaining a place on the Northern Ireland Orthopaedic Higher Surgical Training scheme in 2007. He obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (Trauma & Orthopaedics) in 2012 and went on to take up a place on the prestigious Surrey Foot and Ankle Fellowship in London.

Mr O’Flaherty has also graduated from the University of Bath, England, gaining a Masters of Science degree in Sports & Exercise Medicine. He spent time training with doctors and allied health professionals from all aspects of sport and exercise medicine, including Premier League Football and Rugby Union. He works with many high-level sportspersons including GAA players, Ulster Rugby, Ulster Hockey, NI Netball and Irish League Soccer.

He is a Consultant in the Royal Victoria Hospital and Musgrave Park Hospital Belfast, being a member of the on-call Trauma team in the former, which is a designated Major Trauma Centre. He is currently a certified Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor.

He was appointed Lead Clinician for Foot & Ankle Surgery in the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust in 2019.

Specialist interests include all aspects of complex foot and ankle problems including ankle instability and stabilisation, ankle arthroscopy (keyhole surgery), lower limb sports injuries and fractures, achilles tendon injuries and surgery, bunion (hallux valgus) surgery, lesser toe deformities, heel pain, tendon problems and foot and ankle arthritis.

Mr James Walsh Santry

James Walsh

James Walsh specialises in adult reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and sports foot & ankle surgery.
James is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2001). Following this, he completed his basic surgical training in Dublin and was awarded a Master of Surgery (MCh) degree from University College Dublin in 2008. He completed his training in orthopaedics and foot & ankle surgery on the Irish Higher Surgical Training programme in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, obtaining his degree FRCS (Tr&Orth) in 2011.
He then undertook subspecialty fellowship training in Australia in 2012 on the Sydney Foot and Ankle fellowship (Royal North Shore Hospital) for 1 year, covering all aspects of foot and ankle surgery, including degenerative disease, sports and trauma and arthroscopic surgery.
He followed his training in Sydney with clinical attachments at the Kantonspittal Hospital, Liestal Switzerland, focusing on ankle and distal tibial surgery and at the Amsterdam Medical Centre, Netherlands, specialising in arthroscopic ankle surgery techniques.
In addition to his practice in the Santry Sports Clinic, James also works at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.
He is a member of both the Irish Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (IOFAS) and the European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS).