Researchers at UCD

Conor Shields

Adjunct Clinical Lecturer

School of Medicine



Honours and Awards

Year: 2008.
Title: 31st Millin Lecture
Year: 2007.
Title: Dr Richard Steevens Scholarship
Year: 2006.
Title: Bennett Medal
Year: 2006.
Title: Finalist, HSE Innovation Awards
Year: 2003.
Title: Outstanding Contribution Award
Year: 2003.
Title: Patey Prize Nominee
Year: 2002.
Title: Susman Memorial Award Nominee
Year: 2001.
Title: Susman Memorial Award
Year: 2001.
Title: 1st Place Poster Presentation
Year: 2000.
Title: Moynihan Prize Nominee
Year: 2000.
Title: 1st Place Poster Presentation
Year: 1990.
Title: "Young Irish Writer of the Year"


Employer: CUH/Dept. of Surgery UCC (NUI)
Position: Senior House Officer
Employer: Dept. of Surgery, UCC (NUI)
Position: Doctoral Researcher (MD)
Employer: Irish Higher Surgical Training Scheme
Position: Specialist Registrar in Surgery
Employer: Hopital Saint Antoine, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Position: Chef de Clinique
Employer: Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Position: Consultant General Surgeon



Book Chapters

Shields C, O'Connell PR; (2007) 'ELECTROCAUTERY' In: Trimbos JB, Trimbos-Kemper TC (eds). BASICS OF SURGERY:tools, techniques, attitude and expertise. Maarseen: Elsevier. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Parc Y, Reboul-Marty J;Lefevre JH;Shields C;Chafai N;Tiret E (2015) 'Restorative Proctocolectomy and Ileal Pouch-anal Anastomosis'. Annals of Surgery, 262 (5):849-81. [DOI] [Details]
Heaney RM, Shields C;Mulsow J (2015) 'Outcome following incomplete surgical cytoreduction combined with intraperitoneal chemotherapy for colorectal peritoneal metastases'. World journal of gastrointestinal oncology, 7 (12):445-454. [DOI] [Details]
Burke JP;Ni-Dhonochu T;Shields C;Winter DC;Mealy K, Hennessey DB (2015) 'Risk factors for surgical site infection following colorectal resection: a multi-institutional study'. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, . [DOI] [Details]
Duclos J, Lefevre JH;Lefran¿¿ois M;Lupinacci R;Shields C;Chafai N;Tiret E;Parc Y (2014) 'Immediate outcome, long-term function and quality of life after extended colectomy with ileorectal or ileosigmoid anastomosis'. Colorectal Disease, 16 (8):1-96. [DOI] [Details]
O'Reilly MK, Nason GJ;Liddy S;Fitzgerald CW;Kelly ME;Shields C (2014) 'DOCSS: doctors on-call smartphone study'. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 183 (4):573-577. [DOI] [Details]
Tilly C, Lef¿¿vre JH;Svrcek M;Shields C;Fl¿¿jou JF;Tiret E;Parc Y (2014) 'R1 rectal resection: look up and don't look down'. Annals of Surgery, 260 (5):794-71. [DOI] [Details]
Ch¿¿reau N, Lefevre JH;Meurette G;Mourra N;Shields C;Parc Y;Tiret E (2013) 'Surgical resection of retrorectal tumours in adults: long-term results in 47 patients'. Colorectal Disease, 15 (8):1-82. [DOI] [Details]
Corrigan M, McHugh S;Sheikh A;Lehane E;Shields C;Redmond P;Kerin M;Hill A (2012) 'Surgent University: the establishment and evaluation of a national online clinical teaching repository for surgical trainees and students'. Surgical Innovation, 19 (2):200-204. [DOI] [Details]
Mohan, H.M. and McDermott, S. and Fenelon, L. and Fearon, N.M. and O'Connell, P.R. and Oon, S.F. and Burke, J. and Keane, E. and Shields, C. and Winter, D.C. (2012) 'Plastic wound retractors as bacteriological barriers in gastrointestinal surgery: A prospective multi-institutional trial'. Journal of Hospital Infection, 81 (2):109-113. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Leyden JE, Doherty GA, Hanley A, McNamara DA, Shields C, Leader M, Murray FE, Patchett SE, Harewood GC (2011) 'Quality of colonoscopy performance among gastroenterology and surgical trainees: a need for common training standards for all trainees?'. Endoscopy, 43 (11):935-940. [DOI] [Details]
Hennessey DB, Burke JP;Ni-Dhonochu T;Shields C;Winter DC;Mealy K (2010) 'Preoperative hypoalbuminemia is an independent risk factor for the development of surgical site infection following gastrointestinal surgery: a multi-institutional study'. Annals of Surgery, 252 (2):325-329. [DOI] [Details]
Shields CJ, Tiret E;Winter DC; (2010) 'Carcinoid tumors of the rectum: a multi-institutional international collaboration'. Annals of Surgery, 252 (5):750-755. [DOI] [Details]
Lefevre JH, Parc Y;Kern¿¿is S;Shields C;Touboul E;Chaouat M;Tiret E (2009) 'Abdomino-perineal resection for anal cancer: impact of a vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneus flap on survival, recurrence, morbidity, and wound healing'. Annals of Surgery, 250 (5):707-711. [DOI] [Details]
Shields CJ, O'Sullivan AW;Wang JH;Winter DC;Kirwan WO;Redmond HP (2003) 'Hypertonic saline enhances host response to bacterial challenge by augmenting receptor-independent neutrophil intracellular superoxide formation'. Annals of Surgery, 238 (2):249-257. [DOI] [Details]
Kell MR, Power K, Winter DC, Power C, Shields C, Kirwan WO, Redmond HP; (2003) 'Predicting outcome after appendicectomy'. Medicine, 172 (2):63-65. [Details]

Conference Publications

S Ennis, C Bermingham, H Kelly, A Yoneda, S Kelly, D Shields, C Molony, AJ Green, P Puri, DE Barton. ; (2001) Exclusion of the candidate gene Uroplakin III in primary vesicoureteral reflux British Society for Human Genetics [Details]
S Ennis, C Bermingham, H Kelly, A Yoneda, S Kelly, D Shields, C Molony, AJ Green, P Puri, DE Barton; (2001) Exclusion of the candidate gene Uroplakin III in primary vesicoureteral reflux ISHG Irish Society for Human Genetics Annual Meeting [Details]


Research Interests

Application of information technology to clinical practice. Currently lead investigator and manager of national project to develop framework for implementing robust data collection and audit for rectal cancer patients, in collaboration with the Irish Association of Coloproctology (IACP) and the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP). This will provide a reliable and prospective national dataset, facilitating outcomes-based research. Phase 1 completed (software undergoing use on pilot site).

Application of information technology to medical education (under- and post-graduate). Co-developer of online university resource for undergraduate medical students, currently employed by the Dept. of Medicine UCC.

Outcomes analysis following rectal surgery. Current and longstanding collaboration with the Dept. of Surgery, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France on outcomes analysis in proctologic surgery. 

Influence of intravenous fluids on clinical outcomes and physiology. 

Current Postgraduate Students

Edward O Reilly, Surgery (MCh)   -   Thesis Supervisor