Group photo of ISTG group

ISTG committee group photo at Careers day 2019

Welcome to ISTG


The Irish Surgical Training Group (ISTG) is the representative body for surgical trainees in Ireland and acts to:


  • - Represent all Core and Higher surgical trainees
  • - Remain independently run by trainees, for trainees
  • - Advocate for surgical trainees with professional bodies such as RCSI, ISCP, JCST, NTDP
  • - Promote the highest standards of surgical training
  • - Foster cross specialty collaboration
  • - Provide mentorship and leadership for surgical trainees

ISTG annual events include:


  • - Careers day for aspiring surgeons including the aspiring surgeon research symposium each November
  • - Annual trainee forum - ISTG session at Charter day in February
  • - Silver Scalpel awards ceremony and dinner for the trainee' nominated best surgical trainer

See our sub-specialty groups

Meet Our Team

Amy Lee Fowler bio

Amy Fowler

ASiT Representative
  • amyleefowler@rcsi.ie

Amy Fowler

ASiT Representative
Megan Wilson Bio

Megan Wilson

Core Surgical Training Year 1
  • meganwilson@rcsi.com

Megan Wilson

Core Surgical Training Year 1
Patrick Collins bio

Patrick Collins

Core Surgical Training Year 2
  • patrickcollins@rcsi.ie

Patrick Collins

Core Surgical Training Year 2
Justin Hintz bio

Justin Hintze

ENT
  • JustinHintze@rcsi.ie

Justin Hintze

ENT
Cover photo for bios

Ronan Kelly

Cardiothoracics

Ronan Kelly

Cardiothoracics
Sorcha O'Meara bio

Sorcha O’Meara

Urology
  • SorchaOMeara@rcsi.ie

Sorcha O’Meara

Urology
Meadbh Rhatigan bio

Maedbh Rhatigan

Ophthalmology
  • meadbhrhatigan@rcsi.ie

Maedbh Rhatigan

Ophthalmology
Paul Sexton bio

Paul Sexton

Maxillofacial Surgery
  • paulsexton@rcsi.ie

Paul Sexton

Maxillofacial Surgery
Vincent Healy bio

Vincent Healy

Neurosurgery
  • vincenthealy@rcsi.ie

Vincent Healy

Neurosurgery
Danielle McLaughlin bio

Danielle McLaughlin

Paediatric Surgery
  • daniellemclaughlin@rcsi.ie

Danielle McLaughlin

Paediatric Surgery
Billy Lane O'Neill bio

Billy Lane O’Neill

Plastics
  • billylaneoneill@rcsi.ie

Billy Lane O’Neill

Plastics
Kevin Clesham bio

Kevin Clesham

Orthopaedics
  • KevinClesham@rcsi.ie

Kevin Clesham

Orthopaedics
Mary Connolly bio

Mary Connolly

Vascular
  • maryconnolly@rcsi.ie

Mary Connolly

Vascular
Eanna Ryan bio

√Čanna Ryan

General Surgery
  • EannaRyan@rcsi.ie

√Čanna Ryan

General Surgery
Christina Buckley bio

Christina Buckey

Past President
  • christinabuckley@rcsi.ie

Christina Buckey

Past President
Alison McHugh

Alison McHugh

Treasurer
  • AlisonMcHugh@rcsi.ie

Alison McHugh

Treasurer
Czara Kennedy bio

Czara Kennedy

Secretary
  • CzaraKennedy@rcsi.ie

Czara Kennedy

Secretary
Jessica Ryan bio

Jessica Ryan

Vice President
  • jessicaryan@rcsi.ie

Jessica Ryan

Vice President
David Brinkman bio

David Brinkman

President
  • davidbrinkman@rcsi.ie

David Brinkman

President