Prof. Michael M Stephens, MSc(bioeng), FRCSI
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in foot and ankle disorders in adults and children
He was born in Ireland and spent his early years in Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny. His secondary school was St. Columbas College, Rathfarnham in Dublin and he graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1976. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1980. His internship was in St. Lawrences Hospital (Richmond, Whitworth and Hardwick Hospitals). He then practiced as a senior house officer in the Coombe Lying in Hospital, the A & E Department of St. Lawrences Hospital, Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin, James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Baggot Street Hospital and Sir Patrick Dunn's Hospital. Orthopaedic training continued in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Cork University Hospital, the Charitable Infirmary Jervis Street, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Children's University Hospital (Temple Street) and St. Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin.

Between 1981 and 1982 he was
clinical fellow in spinal disorders in the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, UK In 1987 he was lecturer in Queen Mary Hospital and the Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital in Hong Kong. In 1988 he was a clinical fellow in Foot and Ankle Surgery under the direction of Dr. G. James Sammarco in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He also worked with Prof. Alvin Crawford in the Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati. He then returned home to the premanent post as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Foot and Ankle and Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery in the Childrens University Hospital (Temple St.), Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Central Remedial Clinic.

Membership Of Editorial Boards
Foot & Ankle International: 1993 to 2017
Foot Disease: 1993 to 1996
Foot & Ankle Surgery: Senior Editor 1993 to 2014
Foot & Ankle Surgery: Editor in Chief 2014 to 2018

Membership Of Societies
Member: Irish Medical Association 1976 to 1981
Member: Committee, Non-consultant Hospital Doctor's Group, Irish Medical Association 1977 to 1981
Member: Central Council Irish Medical Association 1978 to 1981
Member: Old Oswestrian Society 1982 to present
Member: Irish Orthopaedic Association 1982 to present
Member: British Orthopaedic Association 1985 to 1989
Fellow: British Orthopaedic Association 1989 to present
Fellow: British Association of Clinical Anatomists 1985 to present
Member: British Scoliosis Society 1987 to 1995
Member: British Orthopaedic Foot Surgical Society 1990 to present
Member: American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society 1990 to present
Vice President & Member: European Society of Foot & Ankle Surgeons 1993 to 1998
Member (Irish Representative): European Federation of Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgeons (EFORT)
1993 to 1998, 2003 to 2010.
Member: European Foot & Ankle Society 1998 to present
President: Elect European Foot & Ankle Society 1998 to 2000
President: European Foot & Ankle Society 2000 to 2002
Immediate Past President: European Foot & Ankle Society 2002 to 2004
Secretary: Irish Orthopaedic Association 1992 to 1998
President Elect: Irish Orthopaedic Association 2001 to 2003
President: Irish Orthopaedic Association 2003 to 2005
Executive Member: Irish Orthopaedic Association 2004 to 2012
Honorary Member: French Foot and Ankle Society 2005 to present
Honorary Member: Asia/Pacific Foot and Ankle Association 2011 to present
Member: Irish American Orthopaedic Association 1989 to present
President: Irish Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society 2008 to 2017

Visiting Professor
Medical University of South Carolina, USA.
Duke University, USA.
Helenic Foot & Ankle Society
Queen Mary University Hospital, Hong Kong.
Bahrain University Hospital.
Royal Canadian College of Surgeons.
Australian Orthopaedic Association.
Viladot Memorial Meeting, Barcelona.
Dutch Working Group of Foot & Ankle Surgery.
Canadian Orthopaedic Association.

Eponymous Lectures
1998 The 12th Naughton Dunn Memorial Lecture.
1999 The 5th Samuel Haughton Lecture and first gold medalist lecture.
2001 Presidential Guest Speaker for the Irish Orthopaedic Association.
2003 John Gibson Memorial Lecture.
2012 Gold Medal Lecture, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, U.K.

Special Advisor
2011: Swiss National Science Foundation.
2013: Jordan University of Science and Technology.
2014: World Arthrosis Organisation.

Humanitarian Mission
2011 Haiti: Teaching and treating patients in St. Mark's.