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 the Ireland South Women & Infants Directorate - a network of four maternity hospitals and units in the south of Ireland – Cork University Maternity Hospital, University Hospital Kerry, South Tipperary General Hospital and University Hospital Waterford.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in UCC provides a framework for education, training, research and innovation across this Directorate.
The Department is also 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 – 1999|
|John R. Higgins||2001 – present|