Dr. Fergus McCarthy


Fergus is a medical graduate of University College Cork and has trained throughout Ireland, in Melbourne, Toronto and most recently Kings College in London where he obtained his subspecialist training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine while working as Academic Clinical Lecturer. In conjunction with his public and university research commitments, Fergus will be providing a private Obstetrics and Gynaecology service in the Cork Obstetrics and Gynaecology Associates clinic and his clinical practice is undertaken at the Cork University Maternity Hospital.

Fergus is very active in teaching and research and was appointed Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2019. He is Principal Investigator in the INFANT Research Centre. Fergus has published more than 100 scientific papers in some of the leading journals worldwide, written chapters for major medical textbooks, acted as a reviewer for international medical journals, and holds a PhD from University College Cork and a Masters in Epidemiology from the University of London. Fergus has leveraged over one million euro in research funding and has ongoing national and international research collaborations and a research team involving numerous PhD students and other researchers. He regularly teaches medical students and junior doctors and has been invited to give lectures to GPs, midwives and other obstetricians, both in Ireland and internationally.

Within CUMH, Fergus is the clinical lead for the twin pregnancy service, a Maternal and Fetal medicine subspecialist and he also oversees and supports the homebirth and midwifery lead schemes. While his area of specialist interest is Maternal Fetal Medicine including preconceptual counselling, multiple pregnancies and complex obstetrics, he is also trained in general gynaecology. From a gynaecology point of view Fergus performs gynaecology ultrasound in COGA and minimally invasive laparoscopic and hysteroscopic benign gynaecology procedures in CUMH.

Fergus’ practice is modern and evidence-based, with an emphasis on great communication and working together to achieve the best for women and their babies. His practice is a friendly, welcoming environment where he encourages patients to ask questions and to feel comfortable discussing every aspect of their pregnancy and health.