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European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology
British Association of Cosmetic Doctors
Primary Care Dermatology Society
International Society of Cryosurgery

Dr David Buckley is on the specialist register of the Irish Medical Council MCN: 03164) and has a special interest in community based dermatology and aesthetic medicine.

Dr Buckley has lectured and written extensively on the area of primary care dermatology. He has had numerous scientific articles published in various medical journals (see below). Dr Buckley has also lectured on dermatology throughout Ireland, the UK, France, Spain, the USA, Canada, Kenya, Russia and China. Dr David Buckley Laser Clinic Ireland
Dr Buckley has written and presented on skin related problems in local and national newspapers and radio, including "The Joe Duffy Show" and on national tv, including "The Health Show" and "Nationwide".

Dr Buckley writes regularly for the medical press and has written a book for doctors on primary care dermatology. He has also written a chapter on Cryosurgery in two major international textbooks on this subject. He has produced training DVDs for doctors on cryosurgery, radiosurgery and primary care dermatology. Dr Buckley has carried out original research on the treatment of skin cancer using cryosurgery, the management of melanoma in primary care, the treatment of plantar warts, and the treatment of ingrown toenails and the management of severe acne with Roaccutane (see résumé below).

Because of Dr Buckley's training in primary care, he can provide a holistic approach to his dermatology patients, treating not just their skin but treating the whole person, both physically, mentally and spiritually.
Dr Buckley and his wife, Aine MacGillicuddy, who is a lecturer in the Institute of Technology, Tralee, have three children. In addition to running a very busy medical practice and dermatology clinic, Dr Buckley is very involved in the local sailing club. He races his 33foot yacht (Sigma 33 OOD) and his dinghy (a laser of course) competitively in his local club and up and down the west coast of Ireland. He also ran in the New York, Paris and Dublin city marathons over the last few years as well as a number of triathlons. He is also passionate about the Munster and Irish rugby teams, and coaches underage rugby in his local rugby club in Tralee. He is also a keen tennis player.

Solas Dermatology and Laser Clinic is located in The Ashe Street Clinic premises on the corner of Church Street and Ashe Street, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland.
Tel: +353 (0)66 7125611 -|- Fax: +353 (0)66 7122622

Dr David Buckley, MRCGP, MICGP, DP Dermatology


  • Highly trained medical practitioner since 1982
  • Broad based experience in both hospitals and general practice
  • Wide range of skills in all areas of general practice with a special interest and expertise in dermatology, skin surgery, lasers and allergic disorders.
  • Proven management skills in setting up and developing numerous health services both in Ireland and overseas.
  • Excellent communication skills with patients, colleagues, trainee doctors and management.
  • Proven ability and commitment in the education of doctors, medical students and the general public on health-related topics.


  • 1962 - 1970 Balloonagh Primary School and C.B.S. Tralee
  • 1970 - 1976 Castleknock College, Co. Dublin
  • 1976 - 1982 National University of Ireland (U.C.D.)
  • 1983 - 1986 Dublin Postgraduate Vocational Training Scheme for General Practice
  • 1990 - 1991 Dept. of Dermatology, University of Wales College of Medicine


  • Conferred June 1982: M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O. (U.C.D.)
  • Membership of The Royal College of General Practitioners (M.R.C.G.P.) June 1986 (London)
  • Membership of The Irish College of General Practitioners (M.I.C.G.P.) June 1986 (Dublin)
  • Diploma in Obstetrics (D.Obs) October 1985 (Dublin)
  • Family Planning Certificate (F.P.C.) Joint Family Planning Training Committee of Ireland February 1986 (Dublin)
  • Diploma in Child Health (D.C.H.) October 1985 (Dublin)
  • Diploma in Practical Dermatology March 1991 (Cardiff)

Dr David Buckley is a member of the following professional organisations:

  • Irish College of General Practitioners since 1986.
  • Royal College of General Practitioners since 1986.
  • European Association of Dermatology and Venereology since 1991
  • The Primary Care Dermatology Society of Ireland since 1995 (founding member).
  • American College of Cryosurgery (1993 - 1999).
  • International Society of Cryosurgeons since 1999 (A Member of The Board of Directors).
  • Association of British and Irish Cryosurgeons since 2001 (Founding Member)
  • Member of the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors since 2005
  • Member of the British Medical Laser Association since 2008
  • Founding member of the Irish Association of Cosmetic Doctors in 2008.
  • Founding member and committee member of the Primary Care Surgical Association x 2012

Career history:

  • 1989 - to date Chief medical officer of The Ashe Street Clinic and Solas Dermatology and laser Clinic
  • 1987 - 1989. Chief Medical Officer, Mercy Hospital, Eldama Ravine, Kenya, East Africa.
    I was responsible for the medical and surgical care of all the in-patients and out-patients in 100-bed rural mission hospital. I worked with one other doctor and eighteen nurses. I was also a member of the Board of Management which was responsible for staffing, finance, building programmes, drug stocks, equipment, and planning for the future. I was personally responsible for initiating an AIDS and TB education and prevention programme in the district, setting up a new x-ray unit and writing the hospitals first full annual report.
  • 1986- 1987 Dermatology Senior House Officer, The Dublin Skin and Cancer Hospital Hume Street Dublin 2
  • 1983 - 1986 Post-graduate training in the speciality of General Practice on the Dublin Vocational Training Scheme for General Practice.
    This included:
    • 6 months as Medical and Dermatology Senior House Officer at the Mater Misercordiae Hospital, Dublin.
    • 6 months as Casualty Senior House Officer at the Mater Misercordiae Hospital, Dublin.
    • 6 months as Paediatric Senior House Officer, The Children's Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin.
    • 6 months as Obstetric and Gynaecology Senior House Officer in the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin.
    • 1 year as a G.P. trainee with Prof Fergus O'Kelly at The Surgery, Dolphin's Barn, Rialto, Dublin.
  • 1982 - 1983 Medical, Dermatology and Surgical Intern in St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin.


The Incidence and Attitudes of Husbands Attendance at Labour.
- Presented to the Irish Perinatal Society, Cork. Sept. '85.
- Ref: Irish Medical Journal: March 1987: Vol. 80

Assessment of Inhaler Technique in a General Practice.
- Awarded the NOVTI Prize for best original research paper at the National Organisation of Vocational Trainees.
(NOVTI) A.G.M. in Dublin March 1986.
Ref: Irish Journal of Medical Science: Vol 158, No. 12,
Dec. 1989; P.297 - 299.

A Survey of Family Planning Practices among married Women in Ten Irish General Practices - Principal Results.
- Presented to the Irish College of General Practitioners
(I.C.G.P.) A.G.M. April 1986.
Ref: Forum. The Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners. Dec. 1987.

Isotretinoin Therapy for Acne Vulgaris: Results in an Irish Population.
Ref: Dermatology Digest: 2:417, 1990.
Also Ref: Irish Journal of Medical Science: Vol. 159, No. 1, January, 1990, pp. 2 - 5.

The Third World: A View from General Practice".
- Presented to the A.G.M. of the Irish College of General Practitioners, Sligo. May, 1989.
Ref: Forum; The Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners:
Vol 6, No. 12, Dec. 1990.

A Practical Guide to Dermatology in General Practice.
- Published by Med Media in 1994.
This 103 page book, richly illustrated using colour photographs and line drawings, is the first book of its kind ever published in Ireland by a general practitioner for general practitioners.

Current Management and Future Trends in Atopic Eczema.
- Ir. Med. Journal; July/August 1995. Vol. 88. No. 4

Treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers using liquid nitrogen cryosurgery in general practice.
- Presented to the World Congress of Cryosurgeons in Paris in June 1995 and presented to the scientific meeting of the Irish College of General Practitioners in November 1995. This paper also won the Sheppard Memorial Prize presented by the Irish College of General Practitioners in 1995.

Cryosurgery Treatment of Plantar Warts in General Practice.
- Presented to the World Congress of General Practitioners WONCA) Dublin, June 1998.
- Presented to the World Congress of Cryosurgeons, Orlando, Oct. 1998.
- Ref: Irish Medical Journal July/August 2000: Vol 93: Number 5.

Surgical Treatment of Ingrown Toenails in General Practice.
- Presented to the World Congress of General Practitioners (WONCA) Dublin, June 1998.
- Awarded the Sheppard Memorial Prize in 2001 by the Irish College of General Practitioners.
Ref: Irish Medical Journal, Nov. 2000. Vol 93: Number 8

Melanoma in primary care. The role of the general practitioner.
The Irish Journal of Medical Science. Published on line 04 October 2013.Ir J Med Sci DOI 10.1007/s11845-013-1021-z

Audit of Melanoma in Primary Care " Awarded the "Manne Berber Award 2012 by the RCGP, Republic of Ireland Faculty.
Buckley D (2015) Cryosurgery for warts. In: Pasquali P (ed) Cryosurgery. A Practical Manual, Springer, pp 107-119

Buckley D (2012) Cryosurgery for non-melanoma skin cancer. In: Xu K,Korpan NN, Niu L (ed) Modern Cryosurgery for Cancer, World Scientific, pp 865-892

Evaluation of local anaesthetic infiltration for cryosurgery of hand warts: a prospective comparative study.
Ir J Med Sci. 2015 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print].
This was presented at the World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver, Canada in June 2015.

Can oral isotretinoin be safely initiated and monitored in primary care? A case series". Buckley, D. & Yoganathan, S.
Ir J Med Sci (2017).

Audiovisual Productions by Dr. David Buckley

Cutaneous Cryosurgery; Equipment and Techniques. - A 25 minute video written and presented by Dr. David Buckley.

Radiosurgery in Primary Care. - A thirty minute training video for Doctors, written and presented by Dr. David Buckley.

Primary Care Dermatology. - A series of six video pieces each 10 minutes long, for "Telemed Ireland".

I have also written numerous articles on health related topics for the Medical weekly newspapers (Irish Medical Times, Medical News, Medical Weekly), the monthly medical magazines (Forum, Irish Doctor, Modern Medicine) and the lay press, (The Independent, The Kerryman).
I have contributed frequently to Radio Kerry's weekly "Health Matters", and have contributed to health topics on RTE radio, including "The Joe Duffy Show". I have also been interviewed on the following TV shows: "The Health Show" and "Nationwide".