Mr. Derek Hennessey graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) in 2006 and interned in the Mater Misercaordiae University Hospital. He completed his basic surgical training (BST) in St. Vincent's University Hospital and was awarded his membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (MRCSI) in 2009. Mr. Hennessey then went on to obtain a Medical Doctorate (MD) in 2011 from Trinity College Dublin for research carried out in St. James University Hospital. He was also conferred with post-graduate diplomas in medical education and management that year.
Mr. Hennessey moved to Northern Ireland to begin specialist training (SPR) in Urology. During this time, he was made a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FRCSI) in Urology and a fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU). Mr. Hennessey then moved to Australia to complete a fellowship in Endourology and minimally invasive surgery at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. After this fellowship, he returned to Northern Ireland, where he worked as a Locum Consultant before returning to Ireland to take up his post here at Mercy University Hospital.
Mr. Hennessey has in interest in complex renal stone disease, laparoscopy and bladder outlet obstruction surgery. He is a keen researcher and has published nearly 70 scientific papers. Mr. Hennessey has also supervised several higher degrees and has been a lecturer and examiner for Queens University Belfast and the University of Melbourne. Outside work, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching rugby, travelling and fishing.