Prof. Patrick Broe is the immediate Past President and Emeritus Clinical Professor of Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is currently Group Clinical Director for the RCSI Hospitals Group and although recently retired from his public practice at Beaumont Hospital continues to practice privately in the Bon Secours Hospital, Glasnevin, Dublin.
Prof. Broe completed his medical education at University College Dublin Medical School and having graduated in 1974 did his Basic Surgical Training in Ireland and obtained his Fellowship of RCSI in 1978. He spent the next two years at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore doing predominantly laboratory based research into the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis and its complications. This work formed the basis of his Master’s Degree in Surgery (MCh) which was conferred in 1982. He spent a year at Guy’s Hospital London as a Surgical Registrar and then returned to Ireland where he completed the Higher Surgical Training programme in 1985. He then took up the post of Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant surgeon at the Richmond Hospital and the Surgical Department of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In 1987 he was appointed Consultant General Surgeon to the Richmond Hospital which subsequently transferred to Beaumont later that year. Prof. Broe continued his surgical practice at Beaumont until his retirement in 2015.
Prof. Broe was elected as a member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1991 and during his tenure served as Chair of many committees including General Surgery Training Committee; Irish Surgical Post Graduate Training Committee; Committee for Continuing Medical Education and the Ethics & Research Committee. He was elected President of the College in 2012 and under his leadership the training committee’s totally revamped the duration and scope of Irish surgical training. The development of this programme is an ongoing challenge and Prof. Broe takes a keen interest in its progress. In his current role as Group Clinical Director in the RCSI Hospitals Group he has a continued medical leadership role with important emphasis on quality and safety and reconfiguration of surgical services to ensure adequate elective work within the Group. The Clinical Director role is part-time and in association with that he continues with his private practice at the Bon Secours Hospital. In September 2015 he was appointed to the Board of the Bon Secours Hospital Group. Prof Broe joined the board of the Kimmage Development Studies Centre in September 2015.