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Prof. Cathal Moran

Orthopaedic surgery

Knee Surgery ACL Reconstruction Meniscal Repairs Knee Replacement Shoulder Surgery Rotator Cuff Shoulder Replacements

Blackrock Clinic, Suite 37 |

Monday, AM

Galway Clinic, Suite 15

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Professor Cathal Moran is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and the Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at Trinity College Dublin. He specialises in Knee Surgery and Shoulder Surgery.

  • FRCS (Tr & Orth)    
  • MD, National University of Ireland, Galway (Research Doctorate) 
  • MB, BAO, BCh, NUI, Galway (Medical School Degree)   
  • BSc in Pharmacology, NUIG & University of California San Francisco 
  • PhD, Biological Augmentation / Tissue Engineering in Cartilage Repair,   NUI Galway 

In addition to his research role as a lead surgeon for SSC’s participation in international multi-centre clinical trials, Professor Moran is a Principal Investigator at Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, RCSI Bioengineering and AMBER research centres. He links research at these centres to the development new options for cartilage and ligament injury at Sports Surgery Clinic.  Professor Moran has completed orthopaedics and sports medicine research training at the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) in Ireland; University of California, San Francisco; UC Irvine,California;  Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota; and Hospital for Special Surgery / Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.  He has published over 50 papers and given over 200 presentations. 

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Shoulder Fellowship Program,

  Hospital for Special Surgery & Weil Cornell Medical College, New York  

  • Knee & Shoulder Sports Surgery Fellowship,

  Antwerp Orthopaedic Centre, Antwerp, Belgium   

  • Cartilage Repair Visiting Fellowship, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

  Harvard Medical School 

  • Higher Surgical Training Programme in Orthopaedic Surgery,

  Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland     


Selected publications include:

Restoration of Articular Cartilage. 

Moran CJ, Pascual-Garrido C, Potter H, Chubinskaya S, Cole BJ, Rodeo SA.

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Feb 19;96(4):336-44.

Open and Arthroscopic Anterior Shoulder Stabilization

Fabricant PD, Taylor SA, McCarthy MM, Moran CJ, Kang RW, Cordasco FA

J Bone Joint Surgery, February 2015, Vol 3, Issue 2.

Biological Augmentation and Tissue Engineering Approaches in Meniscus Surgery

Moran, CJ, Busilacchi,A., Lee CA, Athanasiou, KA., Verdonk, PC
Arthroscopy. 2015 Feb 14. pii: S0749-8063(14)00976-1. 

Clinical Application of Scaffolds for Partial Meniscus Replacement

Moran CJ, Withers D, Kurzweil P,  Verdonk PC
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review. 2015. 
Accepted – PDF Copy Available from Authors.

Cell distribution and regenerative activity following meniscus replacement.

Moran CJ, Atmaca S, Declercq HA, Cornelissen MJ, Verdonk PC.
Int Orthop. 2014 Sep;38(9):1937-44. 
PMID: 24993651 

Extra-articular Augmentation of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction:  The Monoloop Procedure

Moran CJ, Lagae KC, Verdonk PC, Declercq G

ESSKA Book, 2014

Meniscus Extrusion Following Meniscus Allograft Transplantation      

De Coninck T, Moran CJ, Huysse W, Verdonk R, Verstraete K, Verdonk PC

ESSKA Book, 2014

Arthroscopic Meniscal Allograft Transplantation With Soft Tissue Fixation Through Bone Tunnels

Peter Verdonk, Tim Spalding, Ben Parkinson, Cathal Moran

ESSKA Book, 2014

Monoloop Extra-articular Augmentation of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Moran CJ, Verdonk PC, Lagae KC, Declercq G

Arthroscopy Journal – Accepted July 2014

A History of Meniscus Surgery; From Ancient Times to the 21st Century

Cathal J Moran, Berardo di Matteo; Vittorio Tarabella,; M Marcacci, Rene Verdonk

KSSTA – Accepted July 2014

Advancing Regenerative Surgery in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: The Critical Role of the Surgeon. 

Moran CJ, Barry FP, Shannon FJ, Maher SA, Rodeo SA.

American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012 Apr;40(4):934-44Gene-modified mesenchymal stem cells express functionally active nerve growth factor on an engineered poly lactic glycolic acid (PLGA) substrate. 

Rooney GE, Moran CJ, McMahon SS, Ritter T, Maenz M, Flügel A, Dockery P, O'Brien T, Howard L, Windebank AJ, Barry FP.  Tissue Eng Part A. 2008 May;14(5):681-90

Neurotrophic Factor-Expressing Mesenchymal Stem Cells Survive Transplantation into the Contused Spinal Cord without Differentiating into Neural Cells. Rooney GE, McMahon SS, Ritter T, Garcia Y, Moran C, Madigan NN, Fluegel A, Dockery P, O'Brien T, Howard L, Windebank AJ, Barry F. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009 Oct;15(10):3049-59.

Translating Science to Surgery; Linking Current Concepts in Biological Cartilage Repair to Surgical Intervention.

Moran CJ, Shannon FJ, Barry FP, O Byrne JM, O Brien T, Curtin W. 

Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (Br); 2010

Sept; 92(9); 1195-1202



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