Colin Peirce, MD, FRCSI (Robotic Surgery)
University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Colin is as a General and Colorectal Surgeon in the University Hospital Limerick, Ireland. He graduated with first class honours in surgery from Trinity College, Dublin, in 2004. He completed the Basic Surgical Training Scheme in the Dublin Region, working in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (Vascular, Colorectal and Cardiothoracic Surgery Departments) and the Midlands Regional Hospital at Tullamore (Orthopaedics). He undertook an MD by thesis in University College Dublin between 2007 and 2009, being awarded 2 research grants and receiving the Registrar’s Prize from the Royal Academy of Ireland, Surgery Section, in 2008. He was a Lecturer in Surgery in University College Dublin and St. Vincent’s University hospital prior to gaining a position on the Higher Surgical Training Scheme in General Surgery in 2010 for 5 years. Following this he undertook an international fellowship in Colorectal Surgery in the world renowned Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, with a strong focus on inflammatory bowel disease and robotic surgery for both colorectal malignancy and pelvic floor disorders.
He has received a number of national and international awards and accolades, including 4 international travelling fellowships. He was the first Irish recipeint of the European Society of Coloproctology Travelling Fellowship to Japan in 2014, and in 2017 was awarded an RCSI Ethicon travelling grant to visit robotic colorectal surgeon Seon-Hahn Kim in Seoul, Korea. He has published 3 randomised controlled trials, 20 original papers and 6 book chapters, with numerous presentations nationally and internationally, including 5 invited international lectures. He is a member of a number of surgical societies and is a keen contributor to the surgical literature as an author and reviewer, a position he currently holds with 5 journals. Outside of work, Colin is a 9-handicap golfer, a keen cyclist, an avid Munster and Irish rugby supporter and an accomplished pianist and organist.