Brian completed his medical school training at University College Dublin, Ireland, and carried out his specialist training in Trauma & Orthopaedics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He also achieved a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine. Brian chose to pursue a career in academic orthopaedic sports surgery, and carried out three years of fellowship training. The first year was a research fellowship at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. He then carried out a clinical fellowship at the University of Toronto in sports surgery. Finally, he completed two clinical fellowships in Melbourne; the first was a knee reconstruction fellowship at OSV and the second a fellowship in hip arthroscopy at Hip Arthroscopy Australia.
Brian has a keen interest in research and is currently Director of Research of the OrthoSport Victoria Research Unit. His specific research interests are ACL reconstruction, lateral extra-articular reconstruction, PCL and PLC reconstruction, and hip instability.
He has published extensively in all of these areas and speaks frequently at international meetings. He was recently awarded the ESSKA/APKASS travelling fellowship, where he visited and lectured at orthopaedic centres in Asia.
Brian is a member of the following national and international organisations: International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic sports Medicine (ISAKOS), International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS), Magellan Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA).