Prof. Donal Brennan


Gynaecological Oncology



UCD Professor of Gynaecological Oncology,

Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist

Prof. Donal Brennan graduated from University College Dublin School of Medicine in 2003. He was awarded a PhD in cancer biology by University College Dublin in 2008 and was awarded dual Memberships of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, MRCPI, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists UK, MRCOG.

During his specialist training, he also retained a post-doctoral position and is currently a fellow at the UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science. His main research interests are in biomarker development, tumour inflammation and obesity related carcinogenesis.

He has received several awards for his research and was awarded European Young Researcher of the Year in 2010. In 2012 he relocated to Brisbane, Australia to undertake subspecialist training in Gynaecological Oncology at the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer which is the largest gynaecological cancer centre in Australia. He also completed a fellowship in General and Colorectal surgery at the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.

Prof. Brennan returned to work in Ireland in 2015 as a consultant gynaecological oncologist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. His main surgical interests are laparoscopic pelvic surgery and cytoreductive surgery for advanced ovarian cancer