Dr Tony Laffan MB BCh BAO MSc BEng MICGP, IMC 363780

Dr Laffan runs the ingrown toenail surgical clinic every Tuesday. He personally consults with each patient, and performs each surgery himself.

He performed more than 100 ingrown toenail surgeries last year. This level of specialisation makes Dr. Laffan one of the most experienced ingrown toenail surgeons in the country and ensures a low complication rate.

Dr Laffan qualified with a degree in Medicine & Surgery from University College Dublin in 2009, and trained in the Mater hospital in Dubin as well as periods in both Baltimore and Atlanta. He is a member of the Primary Care Surgical Association in Ireland and the Irish College of General Practitioners.

When not engaging in minor surgical work, Dr Laffan works as a GP in north inner city Dublin, and is clinical skills lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Research, Publications & Awards:

  1. Poster Presentation: Laffan TA, Howard R, O’Reilly F, Lambert J. Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland – Annual Scientific Meeting, Cork, 6th March 2014.

  2. Publication: Laffan TA, Horton KM, Klein AP, Berlanstein B, Siegelman SS, Kawamoto S, Johnson PT, Fishman EK, Hruban RH. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Sep;191(3):802-7.

  3. Scholarship: UCD Clinical Elective Clerkship scheme to undertake an elective in Hematological Oncology at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, USA, in 2008.

  4. Prize in the UCD Student Summer Research Award (SSRA) 2007, for the poster presentation of Prevalence of unsuspected pancreatic cysts on MDCT.

  5. Publication: Laffan TA (2003), Chapter in: Hon B., Design and Manufacture for Sustainable Development. Bury St. Edmunds: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, p203-223.