Prof. John McCabe



Consultant Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon
Medical Director

Qualification: M.B. (Hons) M.M Sc., M. Ch., F.R.C.S.I., F.R.C.S (Orth.)

Special Interests:
Hip and Knee Surgery

Current Positions:
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon (Spine and Hip/knee surgery) at Bon Secours Hospital and Galway University Hospitals
The Medical Director, Bon Secours Hospital, Galway
Professor of Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery, NUI, Galway
President of The Irish Spine Society

1985: Conferred with an honours medical degree from NUI Galway and awarded first place in class for the final medical year
1989: F.R.C.S.I. RCSI
1989: Master of Medical Science Degree, NUIG
1990: Master in Surgery, NUIG
1993: F.R.C.S (Orth) RCSI
1994: Certificate of Accreditation in Orthopaedic Surgery ,Intercollegiate Board
1995: Fellowship in Spine Surgery, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Hospital -Cornell Medical Centre, New York
1996: Fellowship in Joint Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Hospital -Cornell Medical Centre, New York
2017: Personal Professor in Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery, NUI, Galway

Clinical Practice:
Having commenced practice in Galway in 1996, Professor Mc Cabe is the longest serving Spine Surgeon in the Irish Public System. His expertise covers the full spectrum of traumatic, degenerative and tumour spine conditions as well as deformity surgery. He has pioneered technologies in this area including anterior and posterior cervical fixation and percutaneous spinal surgery. He has particular expertise in the management of complex spinal conditions in the presence of prior surgery.
Professor Mc Cabe also has an extensive practice in hip and knee surgery given his unique dual fellowship training in the world renowned Hospital For Special Surgery, New York .This experience has ensured that he is skilled and has a wealth of knowledge in dealing with all aspects of musculoskeletal conditions pertaining to the spine and hip/knee area, conditions which often times can be difficult to diagnose and treat.
Research and Publications:
Professor Mc Cabe is very involved in ongoing research and teaching particularly in the area of spinal surgery. He has over 80 publications in peer reviewed journals as well as a number of co-authored book chapters in both spinal surgery and arthroplasty. He presents regularly at national and international meetings.