Hair Restoration Surgeons
There are currently four consultant surgeons and a general practitioner on the team at HRBR in Dublin. See their full professional profiles below. If you would like to arrange a consultation with one of our hair restoration doctors, please contact us by completing the form to the right.
Dr Maurice Collins
MB, B.Ch, BAO, DLO, FRCSI, FRCS, FRCSEd.
Dr Collins is Medical Director and Team Principal of Hair Restoration Blackrock. He was educated at Belvedere College Dublin and did his undergraduate medical studies at University College Dublin. After graduating as a doctor he trained in General Surgery and received his Fellowship (FRCSI) in this specialty from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr Collins then undertook specialist surgical training in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery and was awarded a Fellowship (FRCS) from the Royal College of Surgeons in London. He subsequently received a further Fellowship (FRCSEd.) in Head and Neck Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He has practised as a Consultant Surgeon in the Blackrock Clinic for over 20 years.
Dr Collins’ interest in hair transplant surgery started over twenty years ago and he has trained and studied internationally in this specialist subject with some of the best experts in the world. Dr. Collins and his team regularly attend, and participate in, the annual conferences of The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ESHRS). Dr Collins contributes to the ISHRS Hair Transplant Forum International bi-monthly newsletter and was named Surgeon of the Month in May/June 2007.
Dr Collins has invited colleagues from around the world to HRBR in Dublin and has also attended numerous workshops in hair transplant surgery in both Europe and the United States. His knowledge and expertise on the subject of hair restoration surgery is recognised internationally. As one of Ireland’s only qualified surgeon practising hair restoration medicine, he is regularly asked to comment on related subjects in the media. Dr Collins has appeared on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show in addition to numerous radio features.
On a personal level, Dr Collins’ interests include flying (he is a qualified helicopter pilot), hill walking, climbing (he has climbed Mont Blanc and Kilimanjaro), cycling and men’s health issues. He is proud to be the great-nephew of General Michael Collins. To see historical footage please click here.
Dr Joseph O’Connor
MB, BCh, BAO, FRCS RCPS Glasg, FRCS Edin, FRCS Eng, FRCSI.
Dr O’Connor was educated at Rockwell College, studied Medicine at University College, Dublin and interned at St Vincent’s Hospital. He was subsequently appointed lecturer at the University of Glasgow. He then spent a period as a researcher in cardiovascular and liver transplant surgery and has contributed to the international literature on these and other subjects. His Senior Registrar General Surgery rotation included a year as Vascular Fellow at the Cardiovascular Research Center, Seattle.
Dr. O’Connor holds a Specialist Certificate in General Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has over 30 years experience as a Consultant Surgeon and lecturer in surgery at postgraduate and undergraduate levels. He is a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ireland and England.
Dr Siun Murphy
MB BA BAO BCh MD MRCSI FRCS (Plast)
Dr Murphy qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 1999 with honours in surgery. After completing an Internship in Tallaght Hospital, she completed her basic Surgical Training (RCSI BST) in 2002 and pursued a career in Plastic Surgery.
Dr Murphy completed her first post as Senior House Officer in St James’s Hospital and Crumlin and went on to complete a Masters Degree and Thesis through Trinity College while in Vancouver, Canada studying neovascularisation (formation of new blood vessels) in the British Columbia Cancer Research Centre, and was awarded the Postgraduate Edward Hallaran Bennett Medal and fellowship through Trinity during this tenure.
On her return to Ireland Dr Murphy was appointed to the Higher Training Programme in Plastic Surgery (RCSI) in 2005. She then went on to complete the FRCS (Plast) examination (Intercollegiate Examination) and finished her training with a Fellowship in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Sydney, Australia where she trained in skin cancer reconstruction as well as the latest techniques in plastic surgery including short scar surgery of the breast, face and abdomen.
Dr Murphy has a strong academic interest and has published extensively and presented work at both national and international levels. In addition to private practice she remains committed to the public hospital system with clinical and teaching roles.
Dr Liz Purcell
Dr Purcell is a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgeon with a private practice based in Naas, serving the Leinster area and offering surgery at Aut Even Hospital, Kilkenny, at Clane General Hospital, Kildare and at Beacon Hospital, Dublin.
Dr. Purcell graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1996. Following an internship at St James’s Hospital Dublin, Dr Purcell taught anatomy at Trinity College Dublin and obtained a postgraduate Masters of Medical Science degree in anatomy and anthropology from University College Dublin.
Dr Purcell became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on completion of basic Surgical Training and subsequently undertook a period of laboratory based research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA.
Higher Surgical Training in Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery led to FRCSI(Plast) and additionally, Dr Purcell undertook a European diploma in hand surgery (FESSH) and achieved 3rd place in the European board certification examinations in Plastic Surgery, (EBOPRAS). Dr Purcell completed her training with a clinical fellowship in breast and microsurgery at Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge, UK, before returning to practice in Ireland.
Dr. Purcell is a specialist registered Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgeon with the Irish Medical Council and is a member of the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (IAPS).
Dr Knut Moe
Dr Moe is a qualified general practitioner “GP” and currently works as a GP in the Clonskeagh and Ranelagh areas of Dublin.
Born and raised in Dublin, Dr. Moe originally obtained an honours degree in business studies and political science in Trinity College Dublin in 2002 prior to working in finance in Canary Wharf in London. He returned to Dublin to study medicine in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, graduating in 2010 with honours and winning the JJ Fitzsimons Gold Medal in Surgery. He completed his internship in Beaumont Hospital before joining the RCSI and HSE Dublin North East GP Specialist Training Scheme, which he completed in July 2015.