Medical Oncologists

  • Dr. Brian Bird BA MB BCh BAO FRCPI

    Medical Oncologist

    Dr Brian Bird graduated with Honours from Trinity College Dublin in medicine in 1998. He pursued a career in oncology and published several papers in the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Annals of Oncology from four year's training in Cork and Dublin.

    During a two year fellowship at National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, Maryland, USA he worked at the multidisciplinary Breast Care Center at the National Naval Medical Center. He also participated in breast cancer trials at NCI. With Dr. Sandy Swain, a world-famous breast specialist and President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), he published a paper entitled "Cardiac Toxicity in Breast Cancer Survivors” in the prestigious journal Clinical Cancer Research.

    Since returning to Cork he has lead several breast trials including the TailorX trial at Bon Secours Cork. He is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork and his specialist interests are reducing toxicity of breast cancer treatment and cancer survivorship. His students have presented posters on breast cancer treatment at ASCO Breast and ICACT Paris.

    Dr Bird has addressed the Irish Cancer Society Survivorship Conference on the subject of “Thriving after Cancer”.

    This year in chicago ASCO June 2013 he will present data on Lymph Node Ratio in Bons Breast Cancer patients

    Publication-only abstracts published in conjunction with the 2013 Annual Meeting but not presented at the Meeting' - 'Impact of lymph node ratio (LNR) on prognosis of early breast cancer'


    Medical Oncologist
  • Dr. Conleth Murphy M.B., B.Ch, BAO, M.R.C.P.I.

    Medical Oncologist

    Conleth studied medicine at NUI Galway, and graduated with honours in 2000. He completed his specialist registrar training in Ireland before travelling to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York to complete his training. Here his area of special interest was breast cancer and he undertook laboratory research on predictors of sensitivity to drugs targeting DNA repair defects, as well as clinical research on breast cancer brain metastases and pregnancy-associated breast cancer. He was awarded a special merit award for a presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) breast symposium. He has been published widely on breast cancer topics in peer-reviewed journals. He took up a position as a consultant medical oncologist at the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork in August 2010.

    Medical Oncologist
  • Dr Deirdre O'Mahony

    Consultant Oncologist

    Deirdre gratuated from University College Cork in 1995.  After completing speciality training in Medical Oncology in Ireland, in addition to a MSc in Molecular Medicine from Trinity College, Dublin, she moved to the United States.  There, she completed a post graduate fellowship in the world-renowed US National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.  She continued there as a Consultant, continuing her research into viral associated malignancies.

    In 2008, she returned to St James' Hospital, Dublin as a Consultant Medical Oncologist.  She moved to serve the Cork/Kerry region in 2012; her specialty interests in Breast Cancer, Lymphoma and Sarcoma.

    A long-standing member of the Lymphoma Forum of Ireland, she was recently nominated as its Chairperson.  She co-founded the Irish Sarcoma Group and advocates for streamlining of sarcoma services in Ireland.  She is an advisor to the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) and serves on various of sub-specialty advisory groups.  She has been active in clinical, academic and research programs.  She is the Irish Society of Medical Oncology (ISMO) president and Committee member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) International Quality Task Force.  

    Phone: 021 4345087

    Consultant Oncologist