Mr. Cullen MD FRCS (Tr. and Orth.) IMRCS PGDipHI (Hons) MBBS

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon that mainly specialises in primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery

Mr. Cullen has worked as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon since returning from a Senior Clinical Fellowship at St. Albans and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore in 2018. Mr. Cullen graduated from medical school in 2002 whilst on a rugby scholarship there. He went on to complete orthopaedic training through the Irish Healthcare System and RCSI in 2016/2017.


Mr. Cullen has published widely in the orthopaedic literature with extensive postgraduate research that includes a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from REMEDI/Galway University (osteoarthritis and stem cell research), honours by thesis in Healthcare Informatics (UCD), several book chapters, seminars and peer reviewed papers with presentations of his work at multiple national and international Conferences. He has won several awards for his orthopaedic research over the years, winning the Cappagh National Orthopaedic Prize, the Merlin Gold Medal at the Freyer meeting in Galway, the Best Basic Science Research Paper in Orthopaedics at the Atlantic meeting (Galway) and the Best Clinical Research Paper in Orthopaedics (Mayo). He continues to review for International Publications regularly, including the Journal of Arthroplasty – the last paper review by Mr. Cullen was very recent; declined.

Cappagh National Orthopaedic Prize Winner Mr. E. Cullen

Mr. Cullen is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, a member of the Irish Orthopaedic Association, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the International Cartilage Regeneration and Joint Preservation Society, the European Orthopaedic Research Society, the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy and a member of the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction. He uses minimally invasive surgical techniques in joint replacement when suitable and uses an enhanced recovery program in hip and knee surgery. His main specialist areas of interest are in primary and revision hip/knee joint replacement surgery.

Mr. Emmet Cullen has offices located in Galway and Limerick



The Consultants Building at the Bon Secours Hospital in Galway
Tel. (091) 766 777

Blackrock Health at the Galway Clinic
[commenced in practice here on the 17th of April 2023; is now open for referrals to Blackrock Health at the Galway Clinic]
Tel. (091) 766 777



Bon Secours Hospital at Barringtons
(soon to move to the Bloodmill road, Ballysimon, Limerick [2024])
Tel. (061) 514 777


If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the practice directly or by email


GP/Physiotherapist referrals to:

GP/Physio Referrals

Please ask for a referral letter from your GP/Physio in advance of an orthopaedic consultation with Mr. Cullen

Contact Details

Bon Secours Hospital Galway 
phone icon (091) 766 777
map icon Renmore Road, Renmore, Galway
H91 KC7H  (directions)

Blackrock Health at the Galway Clinic
phone icon (091) 766 777 [currently]
map icon Doughiska, Galway
H91 HHT0 (directions)

Bon Secours Hospital at Barringtons 
phone icon (061) 514 777
map icon George’s Quay, Limerick
V94 HE2T (directions)

business hours Business Hours

09:00 to 17:00      Monday
09:00 to 17:00      Tuesday
09:00 to 17:00      Wednesday
09:00 to 17:00      Thursday
09:00 to 17:00      Friday

Closed                    Saturday
Closed                    Sunday


GP/Physio referrals to
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Please do not hesitate to contact us with your enquiry


    Bon Secours Hospital Galway
    Renmore Road, Renmore, Galway
    H91 KC7H

    Blackrock Health at the Galway Clinic
    Doughiska, Galway
    H91 HHT0

    Bon Secours Hospital Barringtons
    George’s Quay, Limerick
    V94 HE2T