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

Jessica Ryan bio

Jessica Ryan

President
  • jessicaryan@rcsi.ie

Jessica Ryan

President

Czara Kennedy

Vice President
  • CzaraKennedy@rcsi.ie

Czara Kennedy

Vice President
Alison McHugh

Alison McHugh

Treasurer
  • AlisonMcHugh@rcsi.ie

Alison McHugh

Treasurer

Megan Power Foley

Secretary
  • meganpfoley@rcsi.ie

Megan Power Foley

Secretary

Aileen Egan

Plastic Surgery
  • aileenfegan@rcsi.ie

Aileen Egan

Plastic Surgery
Barbara-Julius-bio-pic

Barbara Julius

General Surgery
  • barbarajulius@rcsi.ie

Barbara Julius

General Surgery

Conor Dooley

Vascular Surgery
  • conordooley@rcsi.ie

Conor Dooley

Vascular Surgery
David Brinkman bio

David Brinkman

ENT, Former President
  • davidbrinkman@rcsi.ie

David Brinkman

ENT, Former President
Gavin-Kane-Bio-Pic

Gavin Kane

Paediatric Surgery
  • gavinkane@rcsi.ie

Gavin Kane

Paediatric Surgery

Joseph McLoughlin

Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • joseph.mc-loughlin.1@ucdconnect.ie

Joseph McLoughlin

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Kevin Keane

Urology
  • kevin.keane@ucdconnect.ie

Kevin Keane

Urology

Liam Bourke

Ophthalmology
  • liambourke@rcsi.ie

Liam Bourke

Ophthalmology
Paul Sexton bio

Paul Sexton

Maxillofacial Surgery
  • paulsexton@rcsi.ie

Paul Sexton

Maxillofacial Surgery
Cover photo for bios

Tim McAleese

Orthopaedics
  • timmcaleese@rsci.ie

Tim McAleese

Orthopaedics
Vincent Healy bio

Vincent Healy

Neurosurgery
  • vincenthealy@rcsi.ie

Vincent Healy

Neurosurgery

Emily Crilly

Core Surgical Trainee Year 1
  • emilycrilly21@rcsi.ie

Emily Crilly

Core Surgical Trainee Year 1

Fiachra McHugh

Core Surgical Trainee Year 2
  • fiachramchugh@rsci.ie

Fiachra McHugh

Core Surgical Trainee Year 2

Conor Toale

Association of Surgeons in Training (ASIT)
  • conortoale@rcsi.ie

Conor Toale

Association of Surgeons in Training (ASIT)

Conor Sheahan

RCSI Surgical Society
  • conorsheahan@rcsi.ie

Conor Sheahan

RCSI Surgical Society
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Michael Flanagan

Podcast Producer, Former President
  • michaelflanagan@rcsi.ie

Michael Flanagan

Podcast Producer, Former President