StephenBrennanStephen is originally from County Meath. He emigrated to Australia with his family in the early 1980’s. He completed his primary and the majority of his secondary school education in Brisbane, Queensland. He returned to Ireland for the Celtic Tiger years and completed the leaving certificate in Saint Patricks Classical School Navan before attending University College Dublin Medical School.

His Basic Surgical Training Program was in Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, General and Colorectal Surgery. Following this he completed two Masters Degrees and also lectured for the Royal College of Surgeons. His Higher Surgical Training in Orthopaedics was completed in Ireland before he returned to Australia for fellowship training in Navigation and Robotic Surgery.

He lives with his partner and has two cats. His interests include golf, tennis, mixed martial arts, basketball, Australian Rules Football, GAA, soccer, reading and travelling.


  • Fellowship in Navigated and Robotic Arthroplasty, Brisbane Australia 2015
  • Certificate of Completion of Higher Surgical Training 2015
  • FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery 2014
  • Masters of Surgery, University College Dublin 2013
  • Masters of Science, Applied Biomechanics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow 2012
  • Certificate of Completion of Basic Surgical Training 2006
  • Intercollegiate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons 2006
  • MB BCh BAO – University College Dublin Medical School 2002


  • Brennan SA, Kiernan C, Beecher S, Devitt BM, Kearns SR, O’Sullivan ME. Volar plating versus k-wiring of distal radius fractures.  Injury 2015
  • Brennan SA, Ní Fhoghlú C, Devitt BM, O’ Mahony FJ, Brabazon D, Walsh A. Review Article: Silver Nanoparticles and their Orthopaedic Applications.  Bone and Joint Journal 2015
  • Lipowiecki M, Ryvolová M, Töttösi A, , Brennan SA, Vázquez M, Brabazon D. Permeability of rapid prototyped artificial bone scaffold structures. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A 2014
  • Brennan SA, O’Neill CJ, Tarazi M, Moran R. Bilateral neck of femur fracture secondary to seizure. British Medical Journal – Practical Neurology Sept 2013
  • Brennan SA, Devitt BM, O’Neill CJ, Nicholson P. Instructional Review: Focal femoral condyle resurfacing. J Bone Joint Surg. (Br) 2013
  • Brennan SA, Khan F, Kiernan C, McQuillan J, O’Byrne JM. Dislocation of primary total hip arthroplasty and the risk of redislocation.  Hip Int. 2012
  • Brennan SA, Khan F, McQuillan J, O’Neill CJ, , Kenny P, O’Rourke SK, O’Byrne JM. Neck narrowing in resurfacing hip arthroplasty – a vascular insult? Ir J Med Sci. 2012
  • Brennan SA, Devitt BM, O’Neill CJ, Nicholson P. Periprosthetic fractures in the resurfaced hip . Injury 2013
  • Brennan SA, Kiernan C, Maleki F, Bergin D, Kearns SR. Talonavicular synostosis with lateral ankle instability. Foot Ankle Surg 2012
  • Brennan SA, Rahim F, Dowling J, Kearns SR. Arthroscopic debridement for soft tissue ankle impingement. Ir J Med Sci. 2012
  • Brennan SA, Harney T, Queally JM, O’Connor McGoona J, Gormley IC, Shannon FJ. Influence of weather variables on pain severity in end-stage osteoarthritis. Int Orthop. 2012
  • Brennan SA, Brabazon D, O’Byrne JM. Effect of vibration on the shear strength of impacted bone graft in revision hip surgery. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 2011
  • Queally JM, Cummins F, Brennan SA, Shelly MJ, O’Byrne JM. Assessment of a new undergraduate module in musculoskeletal medicine. J Bone Joint Surg (Am). 2011 Feb;93(3):e9.
  • Walls RJ, Brennan SA, Hodnett P, O’Byrne JM, Eustace SJ, Stephens MM. Overuse ankle injuries in professional Irish dancers. Foot Ankle Surg. 2010 ar;16(1):45-9.
  • Farrelly C, Davarpanah A, Brennan SA, Sampson M, Eustace SJ. Imaging of soft tissues adjacent to orthopedic hardware: comparison of 3-T and 1.5-T MRI. Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Jan;194(1):W60-4.
  • Brennan SA, Walls RJ, Smyth E, Al Mulla T, O’Byrne JM. Tourniquets and exsanguinators: a potential source of infection in the orthopedic operating theater? Acta Orthop. 2009 Apr;80(2):251-5.
  • Brennan SA, Harty JA, Gormley C, O’Rourke SK. Comparison of acetabular reamings during hip resurfacing versus uncemented total hip arthroplasty. J Orthop Surg. 2009 Apr;17(1):42-6
  • Brennan SA, Walls R, Jackson M, Moran R.  Superior pole sleeve fracture following patellar stabilisation. Knee. 2009 Jun;16(3):235-7.

Book Chapters

  • Brennan SA, Hurson C. Rehabilitation post Total Hip replacement. The Hip. Edited by J Cashman & J Parvizi