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Consultant Details

Forde, Mr. James

Practice: Suite 1, Blackrock Clinic

Secretary: Natalia
Clinic Times: Wednesday, 9am - 1pm
Telephone: 01 206 4564 / 087 3577375
Fax: 01 268 1939
Email: urology@blackrock-clinic.com

Special Interests

Female voiding dysfunction

  • Overactive bladder treatments
  • Female incontinence
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Pelvic organ prolapse repair

Male voiding dysfunction

  • Male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)
  • Post prostatectomy incontinence
  • Management of benign prostatic hyperplasia

General urology

Renal stone disease

Prostate cancer diagnostics

Appointment Requirements –¬†Please post, fax or email referral letter from GP or Consultant.

Professional Profile

James Forde, an honours medical graduate of UCD (2005), completed his specialist urological training in Ireland in 2015. In 2010 he was also awarded an M.D from Trinity College Dublin. He became a Fellow of the RCSI in Urology in 2014.

More recently, he has completed a Fellowship in Voiding Dysfunction at Weill-Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital. The fellowship focused on female and male voiding dysfunction issues, in particular, the surgical management of female incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse repair as well as post prostatectomy incontinence and management of benign prostatic hyperplasia. He also developed expertise in novel treatments for the management of these conditions using the latest technology available. These include bipolar resection/vaporization and GreenLight laser vaporization of benign prostatic enlargement and sacral neuromodulation for overactive bladder.

He is currently appointed as a Consultant Urologist in Beaumont Hospital and Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown since 2016.

Research Interests

James has authored over 35 peer reviewed urology publications to date, and has presented his research at national and international meetings. His primary research interests are male and female voiding dysfunction conditions.

He was also a lead investigator in a national study assessing PSA testing throughout Ireland and has collaborated on the development of national guidelines for prostate cancer diagnostics.

He has an MSc in Medical Informatics (UCD).  Other awards and grants include the Irish Society of Urology research medal, the RCSI Ethicon Grant and the RCSI-Anthony Walsh/Ipsen Travelling Fellowship in Urology.

Current Membership

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Irish Society of Urology
  • European Association of Urology
  • American Urological Association
  • International Continence Society

Personal Profile

James grew up in Blackrock and lives with his wife and two daughters in Mount Merrion. Outside of work, his interests include cycling, running and golf.