The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology's aim is to lead the development of teaching and research in obstetrics and gynaecology in Ireland and to become a centre of excellence internationally. This academic agenda is fully integrated with the delivery of clinical care in Cork University Maternity Hospital and the maternity units in University Hospital Waterford, University Hospital Kerry and South Tipperary Genearl Hospital thus providing a high quality academic service across a broad range of clinical, educational and research activities.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is one of the oldest Departments in University College Cork. There has been a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at UCC since 1849.
|Professors of Obstetrics and Gyneacology at UCC||Dates|
|J.R. Harvey||1849 – 1878|
|Henry Macnaughton-Jones||1878 – 1883|
|Henry Corby||1883 – 1924|
|J.J. Kearney||1926 – 1948|
|William Kearney||1949 – 1977|
|David M. Jenkins||1977 – 2010|
|John R. Higgins||2011 – present|