Declan FogartyMD,MB ,FFARCSI
- Adult Anesthesia
Senior Attending Physician
Dr. Fogarty graduated in 1983 from Queen’s University Belfast and qualified as a consultant anaesthetist in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. Following specialty training he worked in the university department of anaesthesia. During this period he published several research papers and completed his MD thesis on postoperative pain management. This lead to Dr. Fogarty being awarded a Doctorate in Medicine and graduating with his MD thesis from Queen’s University Belfast in 1994.
After completing his higher specialty training in Northern Ireland he was appointed as a visiting assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco. While at UCSF he researched muscle relaxants in anesthesia and published a paper in Anesthesia and Analgesia.
Upon returning to Ireland in 1995 he was appointed as a consultant obstetric anaesthetist in the Royal Maternity Hospital Belfast. This is part of the major teaching and university hospital in Northern Ireland. Along with his interest in obstetric anaesthesia he has also developed his expertise in acute pain management and enhanced recovery for patients following major surgery. His specialist interests are epidural anaesthesia and analgesia. Dr. Fogarty pioneered the use of intravenous anaesthesia in Northern Ireland and regularly attended the Society of Intravenous Anaesthesia, SIVAUK to ensure he was up to date with the current developments.
He has worked in King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Jeddah where he developed a keen interest in Middle Eastern culture and subsequently went on to study Arabic at Queen’s University Belfast.
In his spare time Dr. Fogarty is passionate about flying. He holds a commercial pilots licence and acquired his instructor rating seven years ago. Dr. Fogarty has always been a keen teacher and he is especially interested helping others to acquire new skills whether this be in anaesthesia or aviation.
Obstetric, Acute Pain, Intravenous anesthesia