Dr. Donal O’Donovan graduated M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., from University College Cork in 1984, having previously done a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biochemistry. He did his internship and Senior House Officer training at the South Infirmary (2 years) and the North Infirmary, Cork (1 year). He then moved to Nevill Hall Hospital in South Wales where he trained in Geriatric Medicine (1 year) and was awarded the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine. This was followed by a three-year G.P. Vocational Training Scheme, under the Gwent Health Authority, which included training in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Accident and Emergency Medicine, Community Medicine, Community Paediatrics and General Practice. During this time he received the Diploma in Child Health and was made a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (U.K).
In 1991 Dr. O’Donovan returned to Cork where he established his own general practice which he ran for 20 years. In 2012 he was offered the opportunity to work as clinical director of a large general practice in Dromana, Victoria, Australia. He spent four years in Australia and, while there, was made a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
On his return to Cork in 2016 Dr. O’Donovan was delighted to join Turner’s Cross Medical Centre.