Suzanne graduated from UCD Medical School in 1992 and trained in the Mater Hospital and the National Maternity Hospital, Holles St. In 1996 she moved to Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge and commenced Higher Specialty Training. After developing an interest in pelvic floor problems she undertook a 2 year clinical research post at the National Maternity Hospital, looking at connective tissue in the pelvic floor of women with incontinence. She then completed her training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Urogynaecology in Southampton before starting her first consultant post at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in 2002. She ran the high risk antenatal clinic and developed a dedicated specialist multidisciplinary pelvic floor service including conservative and surgical treatments for women with incontinence and prolapse. In 2006 she moved to Cork as consultant working at the Bons, Erinville and St Finbarrs prior to the opening of Cork University Maternity Hospital.
She has vast experience in labour ward obstetrics, complicated deliveries and gynaecological surgery. She has specific expertise in the prevention and management of pelvic floor injury during childbirth. She developed the Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury clinic at CUMH where all women are seen and scanned after third degree tears. Her research interests include specialist therapy for pelvic pain, incontinence, prolapse and sexual dysfunction. She is certified in robotic surgery and was President of the Continence Foundation of Ireland from 2014 to 2018.
She is National Specialty Director for Postgraduate training with the RCPI and is on several advisory committees working towards shaping the future for trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Ireland. She is also co-director of the EUGA accredited subspecialty training programme in CUMH; the first in Ireland, and one of only seven accredited programmes in Europe.
As a highly trained specialist with extensive experience in the field of antenatal and intrapartum care, Suzanne is committed to delivering the highest standard of friendly, sensitive and competent care during pregnancy and delivery.
With her Urogynaecology subspecialty expertise, she can treat all aspects of female pelvic floor dysfunction, including the provision of Fotona laser treatment for incontinence, prolapse and vaginal atrophy.