Dr. Frank Lyons

Dr. Frank LyonsDr. Frank Lyons, MB BCh, PhD, MRCS, is a trainee orthopaedic surgeon based at Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital, Dublin and the Mater University Hospital Dublin. Previously he completed a PhD in Bioengineering through the HRB Clinical Research Fellowship Programme, based at the lab of Professor Fergal J. O’Brien at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The PhD studied novel collagen based bone graft substitutes and biological augments such as MSC’s and growth factors for orthopaedic regenerative medicine. Results were published in Biomaterials, Clin Orth Rel Res and Advanced Materials as well as numerous podium presentations including the AAOS, ORS, IOA and BOA. During the course of his PhD, Frank spent 6 months on visiting fellowship at Harvard-MIT in Brigham and Women’s Hospital department of Orthopaedic surgery and the MIT bone tissue engineering lab of Professor Myron Spector which included taught modules in regenerative medicine. Currently Frank is working on a project to develop a surgical device to enhance soft tissue repair during common orthopaedic surgical procedures. Frank is approaching the end of his orthopaedic residency, he lives in Dublin with his family and enjoys outdoor pursuits and watching rugby.