Clinical & Research Team

Mr Mohamed Elsherif


Mr Mohamed Elsherif is a Vascular & Endovascular Surgical Registrar at the University College Hospital, Galway (UCHG). He graduated from the Ain Shams University in 2006. He specialised in vascular surgery at Nasr City Insurance Hospital in Egypt from 2009 to 2015. Following completion of a masters degree in surgery in 2011, MRCS degree in 2013, he then moved to Ireland in 2015. Since then, he has worked as a vascular registrar under supervision of Professor Sherif Sultan. He has also undertaken a two year vascular research fellowship under the supervision of Professor Sherif Sultan, in the Western Vascular Institute, UCHG.




Mr. Ramy Elkady received his MBBS and MSc from Ain Shams university in Egypt. He is a Member of the Egyptian Society of Vascular surgery. He has been practicing Vascular and Endovascular surgery in Egypt since 2010. He subsequently went onto study in the UK and received his MRCS. He is a Vascular surgery registrar in UCHG. He has also been coordinating and participating in teaching courses in surgery for international exams as the iMRCS since 2007.

Dr Fionnuala Jordan

Cochrane Fellow

Dr. Fionnuala Jordan is a registered nurse who has previous experience in a clinical environement as well as in the pharmaceutical industry. Currently she holds the post of lecturer in nursing at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Prior to her lecturing post, Dr Jordan carried out a PhD which explored preventative mechanisms for dementia. Part of her PhD involved conducting a systematic review of the various drugs using in the prevention of dementia. This was carried out as a Cochrane systematic review. Dr Jordan carried out this research in the cpaacity of PhD candidate and Cochrance fellow, which was awarded to her. Following successful completion of her PhD and Cochrance systematic review, Fionnuala part-takes in the Cochrane research arm of the Western Vascular Institute, as head of Cochrane Research. To date, the WVI has 6 active reviews, with a 100% success rate under the guidance of the Cochrane Vascular and Stroke groups, and Fionnuala's expert experience.

Mr Brian FitzGibbon

PhD Candidate

Brian FitzGibbon graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway with a first class honours B.E in Biomedical Engineering in 2015. His primary research focus to date has been in the area of computational biomechanics, specifically finite element modelling of aortic biomechanics. His thesis investigated
 the effects of intraluminal thrombus, tortuosity, and wall thickness on the rupture potential of infrarenal aortic aneurysms.
He has now successfully attained a position as a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering in National University of Ireland, Galway with clinical supervision from the WVI. His present work focuses on the biomechanics of aortic dissection and its treatment using endovascular therapies.

Mr Jamie Concannon

PhD Candidate

Jamie Concannon graduated from The National University of Ireland, Galway in 2015 with a First Class Honours B.E in Biomedical Engineering. His thesis focused on the Computational Modelling Of The Optimum Removal Of External Fixators In Comminuted Tibial Fractures and was awarded the David Bouchier Hayes Innovations in Surgery Award for 2015 for his research at the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. His thesis was presented internationally at both the 23rd Annual European Orthopaedic Research Society and the 6th Annual International Conference of Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues.

A keen interest in biomechanics and computational analysis has lead to him successfully attaining a position as a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at The National University of Ireland, Galway under the Co-Supervision of Professor Peter E. McHugh and Professor Sherif Sultan of the WVI. His PhD focuses on the Computational And Experimental Analysis Of The Efficacy Of Endovascular Devices In The Treatment Of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms.


Mr Wael Tawfick

Senior Registrar, Lecturer

Mr Tawfick is a Clinical Lecturer in Vascular Surgery at the School of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway. Mr Tawfick has a special interest in wound management, where he is currently running a randomised controlled trial on the management of venous leg ulcers.

Mr Mohamed El Sharkawy

Senior House Officer

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