Mr. Criostóir Ó Súilleabháin

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Consultant Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgeon

Born in Kiel, Germany in 1965, Mr. Criostóir Brian Ó Súilleabháin grew up in Cork and graduated from The Medical School, University College Cork in 1990. He was appointed Research Fellow to Dr John A Mannick, Moseley Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston in 1994. This led to an MD thesis awarded from the National University of Ireland in 1998.

Much of Criostóir’s higher surgical training was in the West of Scotland, where he worked under and was greatly influenced by Professor Clem Imrie, at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. It was here that his interest in Pancreatic Diseases, both benign and malignant, was essentially nurtured.

In 2001 he was appointed Honorary Clinical Associate to Professor Sheung-Tat Fan at the Hepato-Biliary Pancreatic/Transplant Unit, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre. He returned to Edinburgh in 2002 to become Clinical Fellow to Professor O. James Garden until he was appointed Consultant Hepatobiliary Pancreatic and Liver/Pancreas Transplant Surgeon at the Freeman Hospital Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK, in June 2003. In September 2006 he accepted the Upper GI/HBP Consultant position in the Mercy University Hospital Cork. Together with the late Professor Gerry O’Sullivan, he established the Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Centre.


Mr. Ó Súilleabháin’s main areas of interest are in the management of Pancreatic Malignancy, resectional surgery for Colorectal Liver Metastases, and the treatment of Neuroendocrine and Gastrointestinal Stromal tumours.

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