Dr Donal B O’Connor is the Clinical Manager for Medical Devices at the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA -the Irish agency for medical device and medicines Regulation) and has recently joined the European MDCG task force on Orphan Devices as co-chair . Donal previously regulated medicines and vaccines with the HPRA and the European Medicines Agency as a senior medical officer. This included supervising the HPRA delegation to the EMA’s Pharmacovigilance and Risk Assessment Committee(PRAC) and assessing post marketing safety plans, including for Orphan medicines.
He is committed to finding agility in the regulatory system to facilitate innovation while maintaining high standards to protect patient and public safety.
Donal trained as a General Surgeon and is a fellow of the European Board of Surgery and an Adjunct Asst. Professor in Surgery at Trinity College Dublin.