Professor Fergal Malone

Professor Fergal Malone – MD FACOG FRCOG FRCPI
Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynacology and maternal-fetal medicine; Professor of obstetrics & gynaecology. Past Master of the Rotunda Hospital Dublin


Special interests:

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

Contact Details:

Masters Office: 01 817 1731
Private: 01 402 2540

Prof Malone was Master of the Rotunda Hospital from 2016 to 2022, where he was responsible for building the Rotunda into the busiest maternity hospital in Ireland, together with many innovations in maternity care. In addition, he remains the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland since 2005. The RCSI School of Medicine is the largest in Ireland, and also has Schools of Medicine in Bahrain and Malaysia. In addition to these academic leadership roles, he has extensive experience in national leadership in healthcare management, having recently served as 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.

Originally a medical graduate of University College Dublin in 1991, he then 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.

Professor Malone is a world-renowned researcher, being responsible for cutting-edge 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, the Perinatal Ireland research consortium in Ireland, and the HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trials Unit in Ireland.