Ian Lavery: Surgical Seminar

Dr Ian Lavery delivered a lecture in which he discussed the educational milestones that shaped his career as an internationally respected colorectal surgeon.  His surgical interests are varied and include carcinoma of the large and small bowel, inflammatory bowel disease, sphincter-saving operations, stoma surgery and paediatric gastrointestinal surgery.

A graduate of the University of Queensland, Dr Lavery trained at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Queensland as well as Repatriation General Hospital in Melbourne.  He undertook his Colorectal Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic under Rupert B. Turnbull, M.D. and was appointed to the staff of the Cleveland Clinic in 1976. 
J Calvin Coffey, Professor of Surgery, UL and organiser of the Annual Surgical Lecture said; "Dr Lavery`s visit to the Mid-Western region and to the students at UL represents a wonderful educational opportunity.  Dr Lavery has mentored several Chairs of Surgery worldwide and continues to inspire  Irish and other surgeons.”

With the recent establishment of the Graduate Entry Medical School at UL together with the development of the Gastrointestinal Surgery, HSE Mid-Western Region (involving Professor J Calvin Coffey, Mr David Waldron, and Mr Eoghan Condon) service delivery and research in this field has been greatly strengthened.  The relationship between the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, the HSE Mid-Western Regional Department of Surgery and the Cleveland Clinic has been further developed through multiple collaborations in several research projects and is set to continue to generate benefits for medical education and surgery in the Mid-West of Ireland.