A Fellow of both the Irish and Australasian College of Surgeons. He qualified in 1981 from University College Galway in 1981 with many undergraduate honours and awards. Michael 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 convenor 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 was a Consultant Surgeon for 15 years at Liverpool Hospital in South West Sydney and Professor of Surgery at UNSW Sydney. He was a cornerstone in the development of DSTC and had taught on over 20 courses around the world. He enjoys patients and surgery the most and is a very hands-on, technically interested surgeon. He has published over 200 articles. He returned to Letterkenny in 2008.
Michael Sugrue is currently General, Emergency Surgeon and Breast Surgeon in Letterkenny Hospital and Galway University Hospital Ireland. He has developed two recent courses in Emergency Surgery and the Open Abdomen which are now run in Portugal, Spain and UK. He lives with Pauline in historic Ramelton in Donegal. He enjoys a surf. He and is currently leading the drive to develop the National Museum of Medical History and Health and the Donegal Clinical Research Academy www.dcra.ie.