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Stephen Mannion

Qualifications: M.B., B.Ch.,B.A.O., B.MedSci., M.D., M.R.C.P.I., F.C.A.R.C.S.I., D.CH (RCP & SI), F.J.F.I.C.M.I., D.M.M.D,

Title:  Consultant in Anaesthesiologist and Clinical Senior Lecturer 

Hospital: South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH).

Subspecialty interest: Regional anaesthesia, paediatric anaesthesia, advance airway management.

Teaching interest: Postgraduate doctors and medical students - clinical and didactic; 3rd Year Medical Students’ Anaesthesia Tutor, University College Cork.

Research interest: Regional anaesthesia, paediatric anaesthesia, patient safe and quality of care.


As Chair of the Consultant Medical Staff (2018-present) and part of the Executive Management Board of the SIVUH, I am directly involved in senior management decisions on patient care at SIVUH. As the Chairman of the SIVUH Department of Anaesthesia (2008-2017), I have contributed significantly to the development and ongoing innovation in anaesthesia related patient care at local, regional and national level. In the course of this timeframe various initiatives were undertaken such as the introduction of peripheral neural blockade, expansion of paediatric services and reconfiguration of regional elective surgical services. I am involved in producing national guidelines and developed a foundation curriculum for regional anaesthesia training for the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland (CAI). As Hospital Tutor for the CAI (2007-2015), I consolidated and developed an educational programme at SIVUH that meets the requirements of the Colleges’ curriculum. As 3rd Year Medical Student Tutor, I have contributed significantly to the undergraduate teaching programme for Anaesthesia at University College Cork.

I have a significant interest in supporting and developing research for both postgraduate doctors and medical students and supervise a number of research projects per year.

I offer a number of student summer electives in Anaesthesiology each year.

Current research projects:

Minimum Standards for Documentation in Regional Anaesthesia Delphi Consensus Study. Co-author. Submitted - Revisions sent. Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine

Chronic post-Surgical Pain After Total Knee Arthroplasty. O’Brien-Horgan A, Murphy L, Woodhouse E, Mannion S. Submitted - Irish Medical Journal

MOPED study (Management and Outcomes of Perioperative Care of European Diabetic Patients). European Society of Anaesthesiology.

Co-investigator, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital:

Burnout among Anaesthetists in Ireland: One Year on from the Covid-19 Pandemic. Walsh P, Mannion S, Mays I, Jonkers W. At data collection stage.

To investigate if preoperative anaemia in patients undergoing hip arthroplasty is associated with postoperative blood transfusions. O’Connor G , Mannion S, Purcell J. Draft form for presentation.

Medication safety in Anaesthesia. Final Year Medical Project. Timothy Locke. Supervisor: S. Mannion.



Web of Science Researcher ID: AAC-9529-2022

I have 47 publications listed on Publons and onORCID:

27 Publications are in PubMed-Indexed Journals - 13 as first named author


Book- Chief Editor: Stephen Mannion

Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia in Children- a practical guide.  

  1. Mannion S, Iohom G, Dadure C, Reisbig MD, Ganesh A. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2015. ISBN: 9781316371770


Professional Roles: 

Invited speaker at international and national conferences including ESA, ESRA, Creighton Medical School, Nebraska and Irish Congress of Anaesthesia. Reviewer for numerous anaesthesia journals including Anesthesia & Analgesia (2003 - present) and British Journal of Anaesthesia (2016 - present). Founding member of Irish Society for Regional Anaesthesia (ISRA)  and Committee Member (2007-2013).  

Irish Standing Committee Member (2008-2014) - Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland (AAGBI). Working party member on Recommendations on staffing for safe anaesthesia provision in Ireland (2014) and Workload for Consultant Anaesthetists in Ireland (2010), Independent Practice (2018) and Use of Regional Anaesthesia in Trauma Patients (2021). 

Health Service Executive Anaesthesiology Lead, South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital, Cork, Ireland (2011- present). 


Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine