Professor Dominic Hegarty, Consultant in Pain Management and Neuromodulation, has been appointed Clinical Director at the Mater Private Network in Cork. He will be responsible for overseeing, implementing, and ensuring participation in the clinical governance structures for patient safety.
Prof. Hegarty is also the Clinical Director of Pain Relief Ireland and President of the World Institute of Pain. He was appointed as the first formal Professor of Pain Medicine at University College Cork in 2022. He has a keen interest in technological innovations and the use of stimulation devices to support pain management. He believes that pain medicine as a discipline is changing dramatically and the medtech industry and advances in neuromodulation are major steps forward that will have a hugely positive influence on pain control in the future.