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.