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Prof. Simon Cross

UPMC Ireland Consultant
  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Referral Contact Information
  • Joanne
  • Tel: 051-842308
  • Fax: 051-848547 / 051-359943
  • Locations
  • UPMC Whitfield Hospital

MD, M.Med.Sci., FRCSI(Gen), FRCS(Ed)

Professional Profile

1981: Graduate of Medical School of Trinity College, Dublin.
1986: Completed Western Basic Surgical Training Scheme (Galway) with the following degrees and Diplomas: Master of Medical Science NUI, FRCSI, FRCS(Ed)
1988: Completed International Research Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, USA.
1991: Completed Middle Grade Registrar Training, Guy’s Hospital London & St. James’ Hospital, Dublin.
1991: Doctorate in Medicine (MD): “Vein Graft Vasomotor Contractility”
1994: Intercollegiate Examination in General Surgery with declared Special Interest in Vascular Surgery
1995: Completion of National Senior Registrar Training Programme in General Surgery (rotating through St. Vincent’s Hospital, Meath & Adelaide Hospitals, Mater Hospital & Beaumont Hospital).
1995: Appointment as Consultant Vascular Surgeon & Honorary Senior Lecturer to Aberdeen University and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
2001: Appointment as Consultant General & Vascular Surgeon, Waterford Regional Hospital.
2004: Appointment as Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Medical School, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
2012: Appointment as Honorary Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Medical School, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Professor Cross has clinical expertise in the following areas:

  • Vascular surgery
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Aneurysmal disease (including endovascular treatment)
  • Acute and critical ischaemia of the leg (open and endovascualar)
  • Diabetic foot disease
  • Varicose veins (managed by surgery, endoluminal thermal ablation – laser)
  • Venous ulcer disease
  • Deep vein occlusion/incompetence
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Hyperhydrosis (including thorascopic sympathectomy)
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Renal access surgery
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Lymphoedema
  • General Surgery (including biliary surgery and hernia surgery, open and laparoscopic)
  • Emergency Surgery Endoscopy