Michael Geary MD FRCOG FRCPI DCH
Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Subspecialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine
Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Special Interests: High risk obstetrics, maternal fetal medicine and pre-natal diagnosis, early pregnancy support. General Gynaecology
Contact: 01 874 2115 (Private)
01 874 0992 (Semi-Private)
01 874 9598 (Fax)
Professor Michael Geary qualified as a doctor from the National University of Ireland Galway in 1989. His specialist work in Obstetrics and Gynaecology has been undertaken in Dublin, London and Toronto. He works primarily in the area of maternal-fetal medicine and high-risk obstetrics. He has received many academic awards at national and international level. Michael held the position of Master of the Rotunda from 2002 to 2008.
With almost 30 years of experience in the specialty, he has been driven by a desire to constantly improve and optimise safe outcomes for mothers and babies. His approach to care is to ensure that his patients are well informed and that their care is tailored to their individual needs and circumstances. His motivation is for safety first while ensuring patients and partners have a positive and happy birth experience.
After initial training in the specialty in Dublin, Michael did further postgraduate training in the UK. While conducting clinical research at University College Hospital London, he completed his medical doctorate. After completing his specialist training he did sub-specialty training in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Toronto, one of the busiest training programs in North America. He worked at Mount Sinai Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Michael has Fellowships from the Royal Colleges in both the UK and Ireland, and is certified in Advanced Obstetric Ultrasound by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Radiologists.
Michael was appointed Chief Executive Officer/Master of the Rotunda in January 2002 and has held academic appointments as Professor at Trinity College and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. During his seven-year term as Master, he was instrumental in leading the team to many new clinical and quality improvement innovations in order to enhance patient care. Following this term, Michael worked as a consultant at the Rotunda before taking up the post of Chief of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Toronto in 2014. While working as a subspecialist in maternal fetal medicine at St Michael’s, he was the Lead for Obstetrics on the Quality Improvement & Patient Safety committee at the university. During this time he was central to leading change and quality improvement across the Greater Toronto Area for postpartum haemorrhage, caesarean section audit, and optimising management of medical emergencies in labour.
Recognising the power of academic partnership, Michael is particularly interested in fostering research collaborations nationally and internationally and is a founding member of the highly successful Perinatal Ireland Research Consortium. More recently, he was involved in setting up the Greater Toronto Area OBGYN Clinical Research Network in 2014. Throughout his career, he has led and collaborated in a large number of research programs, including international randomized trials and cohort studies. His specific research interests include fetal growth, labour, twins, thyroid function in pregnancy, clotting disorders in pregnancy, recurrent miscarriage, postpartum haemorrhage, pregnancy hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and the role and use of low dose aspirin in pregnancy. Michael is committed to education of medical and midwifery students, and postgraduate trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He has supervised and mentored numerous trainees in research, many of whom have completed medical doctorates.
Michael returned to the Rotunda in September 2017 as Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and has also been appointed Director of Labour & Delivery. He has resumed his position as Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and continues to hold an honorary academic appointment as Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Toronto.