Dr Darrell Lowry

Dr Darrell Lowry
Co-opted Council Member representing Northern Irish College

Qualifications

FRCA

Hospital

Craigavon Area Hospital, County Armagh

Biography

Dr Darrell Lowry is a consultant anaesthetist based in the Craigavon Area Hospital, Northern Ireland since 1999. After graduating in medicine in 1990, Darrell entered the Northern Ireland postgraduate anaesthetic training programme. One year of training was spent as a research fellow, investigating the pharmacology of new anaesthetic drugs. Clinical interests include paediatric, obstetric and total intravenous anaesthesia. As a consultant anaesthetist in a busy district general hospital, his role involves providing anaesthesia for a wide range of surgical specialties. Part of his responsibilities involves on-call cover for paediatric anaesthesia, delivery suite and covering the hyperbaric chamber for diving emergencies. As his career has progressed, he became heavily involved in medical training and education. Educational roles include being a college tutor, deputy regional adviser, regional adviser anaesthesia (RAA) for Northern Ireland and deputy head of the Northern Ireland School of Anaesthesia. Darrell was lead RAA for the College  from 2014 to 2016. He firmly believe that trainees are the future of anaesthesia, and finds it hugely rewarding watching them progress through their training to become consultant colleagues. As regional adviser anaesthesia in Northern Ireland, Darrell oversees the training of more than 120 trainees and provide guidance and support. He also holds the role of approving all consultant anaesthetic posts in the region and is Chair of Northern Irish Board.

Declaration of Interests

  • None to declare.