Professor Ciaran Bolger is Head of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience RCSI, Director of Research and Development at the National Neurosurgery Unit, Beaumont Hospital Dublin and a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Beaumont Hospital.
Previous positions include consultant appointments at the Frenchay Hospital Bristol UK and the Royal Adelaide Hospital South Australia.
He trained in Neurosurgery at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery Liverpool and the Primary Children’s Medical Centre, Salt Lake City Utah USA and in Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia.
He is a Past Secretary and Past President of EUROSPINE, the Spine Society of Europe.
He is a recipient of several international awards including from the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, the Presidents Design Award from the President of Singapore, Awards from the Association for the Study of Medical Education, the Biomedical Synergistics Institute, Wichita, Kansas, the Biological Society, Dublin, the Intensive Care Society, UK and the Society of British Neurosurgeons, UK.
He is on the Editorial Board of the European Spine Journal and on the Review Panel or Advisory board of several other Neurosurgery or Spine Journals.
He currently serves on the Council of the Society of British Neurosurgeons and the European Spine Foundation and previously served on the Executive of the British Cervical Spine Society. He is the UK representative to both the EANS and WFNS. He is the author of numerous book chapters and papers on spinal surgery and has several published patents in the same area.
He is a serial entrepreneur, has been involved in five start-ups, four of which to date have achieved commercialisation. He is a qualified and enthusiastic pilot. He also served as Candidate Astronaut to the European Space Agency.