New Laois doctor joins RTE's Operation Transformation team

Michelle Hogan


Michelle Hogan

Second Laois doctor joins RTE's Operation Transformation team

Dr Sumi Dunne, the new GP on RTE's Operation Transformation

A new Laois doctor is set to grace our television screens on RTE's new series of Operation Transformation. 

Dr Sumi Dunne who lives in Portarlington is replacing Dr Ciara Kelly as the show's resident expert GP.

Dr Dunne joins fellow Portarlington doctor on the team, Dr Eddie who is a psychologist and a weekly columnist in the Leinster Express.

Dr Dunne was born in London and moved to Co. Laois in 1999. 

She graduated from the University of Southampton Medical School in the United Kingdom and undertook training in neonatal intensive care and emergency department paediatrics before commencing General Practice training with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).

Sumi attained membership of the Irish College of General Practitioners in 2006 and is on the specialist register of the Irish Medical Council for General Practice. 

Sumi has maintained both an academic and clinical career in General Practice, working as a Clinical Lecturer in the Department of General Practice RCSI and as a GP in the Midlands.   

In 2016, Sumi completed a Master’s in Leadership for Health Professions Education at the RCSI.  A mother of four children alongside two golden retrievers, several hens and a goldfish, Sumi’s hobbies include cooking, listening to jazz music and yoga.

Contestants from Cork, Dublin, Galway Limerick, Kildare,  Wexford, Mayo, Sligo, Kilkenny, Donegal and Antrim will take part in the new series on RTÉ One in early January 2019.

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