Professor Sam Coulter Smith

Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Sam Coulter-Smith MB BCh BAO LRCPI & SI FRCOG
Special Interests:

Pelvic floor Surgery, non surgical vaginal radiofrequency treatment for incontinence and pelvic floor weakness, familial ovarian cancer screening, Early pregnancy complications, Vaginal birth after previous caesarean section, labour ward management.


Secretary: Ms Ciara Mc Greevy:
Please note that Ciara Finishes work at 2pm on Fridays

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Mobile: 085 780 3569

Professor Sam Coulter-Smith was Master of the Rotunda Hospital from January 2009 to December 2015. During his Mastership he devoted much of his time to ensuring quality and safety standards were maintained at the Rotunda, and raised the profile of maternity services onto the national stage.

He has been a consultant in the Rotunda since 2002. During this time he developed a special interest in the area of infection in pregnancy. He was also instrumental in expanding the diabetes service at the hospital and also has a big interest in complications of early pregnancy.

He has an interest in gynaecology, particularly familial ovarian cancer and pelvic floor surgery.
Professor Sam Coulter-Smith qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1987. His initial training in obstetrics and gynaecology was done at the Rotunda Hospital before moving to the United Kingdom where he completed his MRCOG and obtained further experience and training in the Hammersmith Hospital, Kings College Hospital, London, and the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead.

While in the UK he did his clinical research in the area of familial ovarian cancer screening and transvaginal ultrasound. He returned to the Rotunda Hospital as Assistant Master in 1996 and rotated between the Rotunda and the National Maternity Hospital as a senior registrar until 2002 when he was appointed as consultant in the Rotunda.

Professor Coulter-Smith is a clinical professor attached to the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and has a keen interest in training of both under graduate and post graduate students.

He also plays an important role within the Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist of Ireland and is a strong advocate for the improvement of maternity services in Ireland. He is also a member of the Women’s Health Council.
He is a regular contributor to the media in relation to all aspects of maternity and childbirth and he is married with three children. He continues to maintain both his public and private practice at the Rotunda.