About Us

Our Regenerative Medicine Institute is based at Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin. Sports Surgery Clinic (SSC) is the leading private orthopaedic hospital in Ireland with both a national and international reputation for orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. SSC is the only centre in Ireland that has two dedicated clinical 3.0 Tesla MRI scanners delivering superior image resolution and quality, supporting a centre of excellence in the assessment and treatment of Musculoskeletal pathology as well as general imaging.

SSC is proud to possess accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCI), an international healthcare accreditation organisation which is a worldwide leader in improving the quality of healthcare. Infection and complication rates in SSC are extremely low, and our comprehensive infection prevention and control programme is committed to ensuring a safe environment for all patients.

Our Care Pathway

Setting up a Consultation

You can set up a consultation with Professor Moran by contacting our office. We usually require a referral from your GP, physiotherapist, physical therapist or other health professional to facilitate your request. 

How to prepare for your consultation

Please also forward the result of any x-rays, MRI, or CT examinations you have had. You must bring a copy of these images on a disc with you at the time of your consultation. 

On the day of your consultation, please ensure you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time. This is in order to facilitate processing of your paperwork and patient information sheets.

Please ensure you are wearing clothing that will allow us to examine your shoulder or knee  with ease.

What to expect during your consultation 

Professor Moran will examine you, review any imaging and discuss your treatment options with you. Professor Moran is assisted in his clinic by other members of his clinical team and some of your initial consultation may be provided by this team to ensure you get the best care possible. As an international specialist, Professor Moran may also be hosting other doctors and sports medicine specialists who may be in the learning environment. However, Professor Moran will see and advise all patients directly himself.

Post Treatment Care and Rehabilitation

Exercise, rehabilitation and physiotherapy are key aspects of resolving pain and injury. Cathal works closely with many of Ireland’s leading physiotherapists to deliver the highest quality care of care we can to our patients before and after any treatments. 

Our Team

Programme Director: Ms. Claire Moran​

Claire leads our team’s interactions with international collaborator’s, product development officers, commercial companies and academic institutions.

The field of Regenerative Medicine and Biologics has developed by close collaboration between academic research institutes, clinical sites, commercial companies who work together to bring cutting edge laboratory research to the clinic.

Staying abreast of new treatments and translating these to therapeutic options in Ireland is a major goal of our institute.

Claire is a qualified Diagnostic Imaging Specialist Radiographer by profession and has held the role of Permanent Lecturer in the Diagnostic Imaging Department, School of Medicine at University College Dublin as well as Clinical Specialist Radiographer at St Vincents University Hospital and other academic Institutions, alongside her specialist training in Business Management. ​

Outreach & Development Manager: Ms Therese Leahy

Therese is our Outreach and Development lead in the Regenerative Medicine Institute, facilitating your pathway of care alongside Professor Moran and our administrative team.

Therese is a qualified Chartered Physiotherapist by profession and is also undertaking PhD in the field of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine at the present time.

Administrative Team

Our secretarial and administrative team, led by Ms Therese Gubbins and Ms Lorraine Humphries have over 15 years of combined administrative and office management experience, caring for patients and their needs.

They will be happy to guide you through all paperwork or other administrative elements of your care pathway.

Professor Cathal Moran


Cathal is the Medical Director of Regenerative Medicine Dublin.  As a Specialist Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine,  Cathal treats athletes and patients of all ages with pain or injury. He has dedicated his career to training in this field, with a focus on helping all his patients and athletes return to the best level of function and performance possible.


Cathal is also experienced in the field of Orthobiologics and Regenerative Medicine, providing opinions for both patients and colleagues in regenerative medicine, biologics and cell therapy. He has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject, and plays an active part of related organisations such as the International Cartilage Repair Society, Biologics Association, AANA and AOSSM. 

Having been involved in research in this field for many years, establishing the Regenerative Medicine Dublin programme facilitates the next steps in providing patient treatments in an evidence based and scientific manner.

Positions Held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Knee & Shoulder Specialist, Sports Surgery Clinic;
  • Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Trinity College Dublin;
  • Hon. Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland;
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Blackrock Clinic Dublin, Galway Clinic & Bon Secours Hospital Dublin;
  • Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Trinity College Dublin;
    Lead Research Investigator, Trinity Centre for Biomedical Engineering;
  • RCSI Tissue Engineering Group & Sports Surgery Clinic.

Education & Training

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Shoulder Fellowship Program,
    Hospital for Special Surgery & Weil Cornell Medical College, New York;
  • Knee & Shoulder Sports Surgery Fellowship,
    Antwerp Orthopaedic Centre, Antwerp, Belgium;
  • Cartilage Repair Visiting Fellowship,
    Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School;
  • Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland;
  • Medical School,
    National University of Ireland, Galway;
  • Fellow of Trinity College Dublin;
  • Fellowship Faculty Sports & Exercise Medicine, RCSI;
  • Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons (Tr & Orth), Doctor of Medicine (MD) National University of Ireland, Galway;
  • MB, BAO, BCh, (Medical Degree) NUI Galway
    NUI, Galway (Medical School Degree)
    BSc in Pharmacology, NUI Galway & University of California San Francisco