Frank Loughnane

Qualifications: MB BCh BAO(NUI) FCA(RCSI)


  • Consultant Anaesthesiologist
  • Clinical lead in the regional anaesthesia fellowship programme in Cork University Hospital
  • Clinical lead in preoperative assessment
  • Director of the Cork Academy of Regional Anaesthesia

Hospitals: Cork University Hospital and South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital

Subspecialty interests:

  • Regional Anaesthesia
  • Orthopaedic/Trauma Anaesthesia
  • Anaesthesia for the Frail/Elderly
  • Neuroanaesthesia
  • Preoperative Assessment

Teaching Interests:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students of anaesthesiology
  • Regional anaesthesia at postgraduate and fellowship level
  • Co-founder of the Cork cadaveric peripheral nerve block course

Research interests:

  • Procedural skills training
  • Ultrasound-guided neuraxial block
  • Analgesia for total knee arthroplasty
  • Regional anaesthesia in the hip fracture patient


  • Development of key performance indicators for anaesthesia for orthopaedic surgery
  • Development of care pathways for the elderly, frail orthopaedic patient
  • Co-author of the textbook ‘Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Peri-operative Pain Relief’

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine