Dr Cormac Breatnach

/ Dr Cormac Breatnach

Qualificaitons: MB BCh BAO, MRCPI, FJFICMI

 Positions Occupied:      

  • 2010-Present     Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine, OLCHC
  • 2011-Present     Director of Research, The Division of Intensive Care Medicine, OLCHC
  • 2016-Present     Chair of the Tri-Hospital Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee
  • 2015-2018            Clinical Lead for the Irish Paediatric Acute Transport Service
  • 2015-Present     Chair of the National Neonatal Standard Concentration Infusion Working Group


Dr Cormac Breatnach received his medical degree from University College Dublin in 2001. Following this he embarked on a career in paediatrics in Ireland, completing both the General Professional and Higher Specialist Training schemes. In 2007 he took up a Fellowship in Intensive Care Medicine at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, London, in addition to operating with the Children’s Acute Transport Service. In 2008 he moved on to a Fellowship in Critical Care at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, where he completed his sub-specialist training before returning home to take up a position as Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Dublin, in 2010. He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at TCD and has a research interest in novel modes of mechanical ventilation, oxygen kinetics, post-operative pharmacokinetics and systems of care.