Professor Fergal Malone

Professor Fergal Malone – MD FACOG FRCOG FRCPI
Consultant in obstetrics & gynaecology, and maternal-fetal medicine and Professor of obstetrics & gynaecology.


Special interests:

Prenatal diagnosis of fetal abnormalities, including ultrasound, genetic testing, CVS and amniocentesis. Fetal treatment and fetoscopic surgery of twins. Multiple gestation management. High risk obstetrics.

Contact Details:

Masters Office: 01 817 1731
Private: 01 402 2540

He was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2005. The RCSI School of Medicine is the largest in Ireland, and also has Schools of Medicine in Bahrain, Penang, and Kuala Lumpur. In addition to these academic leadership roles, he has extensive experience in national leadership in healthcare management, and is currently the Clinical Director for Women and Children at the RCSI Hospitals Group, the largest hospital network in Ireland.

Professor Malone is a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine, which is the area of obstetrics that focuses on high-risk pregnancy, multiple gestation management, and fetal therapy. He provides advanced obstetric ultrasound and all forms of prenatal diagnostic services, including amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), fetal blood sampling and fetal treatment procedures, such as intrauterine fetal laser surgery and fetal transfusions.

He qualified from University College Dublin in 1991, and completed residency training in obstetrics and gynaecology followed by fellowship training in maternal-fetal medicine at Tufts University-New England Medical Center in Boston. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in both obstetrics and in maternal-fetal medicine, and he has also been elected a Fellow of both the American and Royal Colleges of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

During his time at Columbia University in New York, Professor Malone was responsible for world class research developments in obstetric ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis, and maternal-fetal medicine. He directed the National Institutes of Health Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Research Network in New York.

Since returning to Ireland, he has established the Perinatal Ireland research consortium which has been responsible for world class research outputs in twin pregnancy, fetal growth restriction and difficult labour.