About The Mayo Clinic
Dr Brian Hynes
Position: Consultant Cardiologist
Dr Hynes commenced practice at The Mayo Clinic in August 2016. He also works as a Consultant Cardiologist in Bon Secours Hospital, Galway and University Hospital Galway. Dr Hynes graduated with an honours degree from National University of Ireland Galway. He completed his general medical and specialist Irish cardiology training at St Vincent's, St James' Mater Misericordiae and Cork University hospitals. After a research fellowship at University College Cork, he undertook a two year advanced training sub-specialisation fellowship in vascular medicine and interventional cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston, USA before returning to Ireland as a Consultant Cardiologist.
Dr Faisal Sharif
Position: Consultant Cardiologist
Dr Sharif commenced his practice at The Mayo Clinic in August 2016. Dr Sharif also practices in The Galway Clinic and the Bon Secours hospital Galway. Dr Sharif is a senior lecturer in Regenerative Medicine at National University of Ireland Galway and a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist for Galway University Hospitals. His research focuses on medical devices for cardiovascular medicine and translational research on vascular biology and myocardial regeneration. Dr Sharif's key area of interest is translational medicine focusing on cardiovascular clinical trials for medical devices and basic science outputs. Dr Sharif has been inducted as a Fellow to the Royal College of Physicians Ireland (FRCPI), the European Society of Cardiology (FESC), the American College of Cardiology (FACC). He is the Associate Director for Clinical Research Facitily Galway for cardiovascular trials.
Mr. Derek Bennett
Position: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon MCh, FRCSI, FRCS
Mr. Bennett is a Consultant Orthopaedic and trauma surgeon specialising in all aspects of primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery. He is Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department at Mayo General Hospital and has been an Orthopaedic Surgeon there for the last eleven years and in the Galway Clinic for the last ten years. He is a member and former chairman of the Irish Faculty of the AO Organisation. He is the only Irish Orthopaedic Surgeon on the European Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is Vice President of the Orthopaedic section of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland. He is a board member of the Irish American Orthopaedic Society as well as a board member of the Irish Osteoporosis Society. He is the Irish pioneer for rapid recovery surgery after hip and knee replacement and has introduced this programme into Mayo General Hospital.
Mr. Osman Yagoub
Position: Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon MBBS, FRCSI, DOT
Mr Osman is a consultant Orthopaedic and trauma surgeon who specialises in foot & ankle surgery and Osteoporosis. Mr Osman is a member of the Fragility Fracture Network (FFN), the Internal society for clinical densitometry (ISCD) and the American medical society. He has worked in Mayo General Hospital since 2005 having previously worked in Drogheda and Navan as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Cork University Hospital, St Vincent's Hospital and Cappagh National Hospital as a Registrar. In his spare time he likes to play chess and table tennis and has an interest in travelling.
Position: Chartered Physiotherapist MISCP,B.Phys.Ed, B.App.Sci(Physio), M.Sc(Sports & Exercise Medicine), Cert.Orth.Man.Therapy, CPSEM Level III Sports Physio
David graduated from university in Perth in 1990 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy). Prior to this he obtained a degree in Human Movement from the University of Western Australia. In 2009, he graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine and has been awarded the title of Level III Sports Physiotherapist by the Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine. In addition, he obtained a certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.He has practised in his native Australia, Norway, the USA and Ireland, primarily in private practice. He has worked extensively in sports physiotherapy and has travelled the world with his involvement in rugby union both as a physiotherapist and as a player. He is currently involved with the Trinity College Rugby Academy and has worked from club to international level with multiple sports including tennis, Australian football, cricket, basketball, triathlon, cycling, running and swimming. David also dedicates a lot of his time to educating and mentoring post-graduate physiotherapists and doctors as he is a lecturer, clinical supervisor and examiner on the Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine programme at Trinity College Dublin.
Position: Chartered Physiotherapist, MSc Manual Therapy, MISCP,MMACP,MCSP,MCPMT
Liam has over 15 years experience working in both private and public practice both in Ireland and the UK where he qualified in 2000. He has worked in the UK public health service and with various elite underage rugby teams in Wales for 3 years. Since returning to Ireland in 2003 he has worked within the HSE and in private practice in The Mayo Clinic.
Liam is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy, UK Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Member of the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine and Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered physiotherapists. In 2012 Liam achieved the status of clinical specialist in musculoskeletal medicine and in 2015 he completed a post graduate certificate in musculoskeletal injection therapy. Liam’s interests include complex hip, knee and shoulder rehabilitation. Musculoskeletal health and injury prevention, osteoporosis and exercise and running, cycling and other endurance event injuries.
Here at The Mayo Clinic in Castlebar we are passionate about preserving the health of the human skeleton. This is essential for allowing mobility, activity and quality of life. Life is movement, movement is life. We promote strong bones, healthy muscles and supple joints. We will use the best equipment, develop the best technology, research the best materials, train the best health professionals. We will always strive to improve our treatments. We encourage our patients to join our philosophy: Never stop moving, strength and movement for life.
Who are we?
We are a group of orthopaedic surgeons dedicated to providing the best patient care. In addition to being highly trained in general orthopaedics, the consultants here at The Mayo Clinic each have different areas of expertise of the musculoskeletal system. We believe that our surgeons should specialise in a specific area as this has been proven scientifically to reduce complications, enhance the quality of the surgical work and facilitate a more rapid recovery by the patient. We have consultants specializing in foot, ankle, hip, knee, and arthroscopic surgery. Our consultants strive to return patients to a fully functional recovery as quick as possible and give them strength and movement for life. We believe in earning the trust of our patients, not only by providing the highest quality care but by treating each patient as we would like to be treated ourselves. The Mayo Clinic which was opened in September 2014 is located on Lawn Road in Castlebar.
As well as having Orthopaedic surgeons we also have, physiotherapists, DXA bone density/Osteoporosis scans and body composition analysis scans which are in particular demand with endurance athletes like cyclists and runners. AllMed Healthcare also run an orthotics clinic here usually once a week. We are always happy to see new patients come through our doors. Although we are a private clinic it is important for non insured and international patients to note that with the Rapid Recovery program, hip and knee replacement can be surprisingly affordable. Please contact us and we will be pleased to tailor a quotation for you.
Meet our Administration Staff
Helen, Office Manager