Michael Sugrue MB, BCh, BAO, MD, FRCSI FRACS

Consultant Surgeon, Letterkenny University Hospital

and University Hospital Galway Ireland.



Michael qualified 1981 from University College Galway Ireland, with many undergraduate awards and during his 20 years at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney, where he was academic Professor of Surgery at University of New South Wales, he obtained his MD in 2002 for his work on Intra-abdominal Pressure and Renal Failure, on which he has published widely.

He is ex-president of World Society Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and was convener of the 2nd and 4th World Congress on the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. He has achieved many awards for pursuit of educational initiatives included the ESR Hughes Medal from Australasian College of Surgeons in 2008. He enjoys patients and is a very hands-on working surgery. He has a keen interest in technical aspects of surgery and patient outcomes.  He has published over 150 papers. Michael is currently General and Breast Surgeon in Letterkenny Hospital and Galway University Hospital Ireland. He has developed many courses in Emergency Surgery, including EASC and student EASC and Difficult Open Abdomen.  The EASC course is now one of the worlds most popular Emergency Abdominal Surgery Course and taught in 10 countries. www.easccourse.com .  

Michael received the Orazio Campione Prize for services to Emergency Surgery  in 2019

He is one of the champions of the Development Centre for Personalised Medicine, Clinical Decision Making & Patient Safety’ (CPM) project which will improve clinical decision-making, personalised to the individual patient through collaborative academic, clinical and industry based research across Donegal, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland and UK.

Michael is an active surgeon- sometimes a cranky devil- but always wants the best for his patients.  He believes we should listen to our patients and their families to help understand what they need, not what we think they need.

Michael is a keen photographer and his imagery is featured on ♯wild_atlantic_photographer.  He tries to write poetry and enjoys a slow cycle between coffees with Pauline. His coffee table book, a collection of poetry and photography, Donegal’s Poetic Atlantic Way, was published in October 2019.