Dr. Stephen Mannion is a Consultant Anaesthesiologist at the Department of Anaesthesiology, South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital, Cork, Ireland and a Senior Clinical Lecturer, School of Medicine, University College Cork.
He qualified in Medicine from University College Cork in 1996 (MB., BMedSci.) and after internship, completed two years of Internal Medical, obtaining his MRCPI in 1999. Following this, he specialized in Anaesthesiology, obtaining his FCARCSI in 2002 and received his Certificate of Specialist Doctor (Anaesthesiology) from the National Training Programme in 2006.
During his training, his interest in regional anaesthesia resulted in his doctorate thesis -” The psoas compartment block – optimization of analgesic efficacy and safety” (MD conferred 2005) and a Regional Anaesthesia Fellowship (Adult and Paediatric) at Hôpital Lapeyronie, Montpellier, France under the supervision of Professor Xavier Capdevila.
He has published articles in a number of anaesthesiology journals. He is currently the Chief Editor of “Ultrasound guided Regional Anesthesia in Children – a practical guide”, Cambridge University Press and has also written a number of book chapters and is co-editor of the DVD, «Regional Anaesthesia-a multimedia interactive guide to modern clinical practice ». He is an invited speaker and faculty member at both national and international conferences. He is a reviewer for Anesthesia & Analgesia and the British Journal of Anaesthesia.
His professional interests include regional anaesthesia for ambulatory surgery & paediatrics, advanced airway management and total intravenous anaesthesia.
Outside of work he enjoys kayaking and hill-walking. He is married to Elaine and they have six children.