Originally from Dublin and educated in Belvedere College, Emmet graduated from University College Dublin in 1994. He represented UCD in rugby and boxing winning three British & Irish University boxing titles as well as a Dublin Hospitals Cup Medal for St Vincent’s Hospital. After internship he completed the Basic Surgical Training Scheme in Belfast, acquiring the FRCS (Eng) and FRCSI. Emmet returned to Ireland for further surgical training followed by full time research in Cork University Hospital where he completed an MD in UCC. Following Higher Surgical Training with rotations in Galway, Cork and Dublin, Emmet undertook a Fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery in Melbourne Australia. He returned to replace Professor Liam Kirwan in 2010 as Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon in CUH and Senior Lecturer in Surgery in UCC. His special interests are laparoscopic colorectal surgery (including familial and screen detected cancers), pelvic floor disorders (faecal incontinence, prolapse, constipation), and laparoscopic general surgery including inguinal and incisional hernia repair. Emmet also provides a service in elective general paediatric surgery in Cork University Hospital. He lives in Cork city with his wife and three children.