Cronan Kerin was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Dumfries & Galloway Health Board Trust in 2012 with a trauma and elective practice sub-specialising in knee surgery. Later the same year he moved to Aintree University Hospitals which is now part of Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Cronan graduated in 1999 from the St Andrews/Manchester MBChB Course. He did his foundation and senior house officer jobs in the Manchester region before undertaking higher surgical training on the Oswestry/Stoke rotation. His advanced surgical fellowship training for 6 months (2011/12) was at Aintree University Hospital and Alder Hey Childrens Hospital.

Cronan has a proven track record in education at local, regional and national levels. He has used the knowledge and skills acquired during his Masters in Medical Education which he was awarded in 2019. In 2015 he was appointed the role of Education Director for the Mersey T&O training programme. This was followed in 2018 with him becoming the Training Programme Director for
the 60 strong registrar training rotation for Mersey & Cheshire. This is a role he still holds. Since 2018 he has been a member of the Selection Design Group for national recruitment of Trauma & Orthopaedic registrars. He has been an examiner for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) since 2018. In 2021 he was appointed to the Specialty Advisory Committee for Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery acting as the liaison member for both the West & East of Scotland training programmes.

He is involved in regular audit and quality improvement projects as well as a variety of research projects leading to publication. He has an interest in mentorship and coaching which has led to the introduction of mentorship programmes both within his hospital and the local registrar training programme.