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UPMC Whitfield’s Patrick Carton awarded Honorary Fellowship by World Society of Sport and Exercise Medicine

UPMC Pat CartonPatrick Carton, orthopaedic consultant at UPMC Whitfield, the largest private hospital in the South East, has been awarded a prestigious Honorary Fellowship by the World Society of Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Mr. Carton received the award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to sports medicine and, in particular, the area of surgical management. He has been a full-time consultant at UPMC Whitfield since 2008, and is an internationally renowned specialist in hip and knee replacement surgery.

He has also worked internationally, training surgeons in hip resurfacing and keyhole surgery, and pioneered a technique known as “labral cuff refixation,” which involves removing harmful bone spurs from around the hip joint to prevent arthritis.

David Beirne, chief executive officer at UPMC Whitfield, says: “This recognition of Patrick Carton’s significant contribution to sport and exercise medicine is thoroughly deserved. Patrick has been providing outstanding care to patients in need of hip or knee surgery nationwide for over 10 years, as well as leading the way in cutting-edge surgical research.”

UPMC Whitfield has over 50 expert consultants working across a range of specialties including: radiotherapy; cardiology; orthopaedics; ophthalmology; oncology / haematology; radiology; ear, nose and throat; gynaecology; urology and general surgery. These are supported by a wider team of 180 dedicated medical, nursing and administration staff to ensure the 70-bed hospital offers patients the right care, in the right way, at the right time – in a first-class facility that is close to home.

The UPMC Whitfield campus is operated by UPMC, the international not-for-profit healthcare company that is transforming the way health care is provided. Already trusted by millions of patients across the world, the company operates more than 40 hospitals, as well as 600 doctors' offices and outpatient sites, and is now delivering this global expertise to those living in the South East of Ireland.


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