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Professor Kevin Conlon

Chair of Surgery (2001) (Surgery)

Professor Conlon is Professor of Surgery at Trinity College Dublin based in the Adelaide and Meath Hospital incorporating the National Children's Hospital. He is a surgical oncologist with an interest in upper gastrointestinal cancer, particularly gastric and pancreatic malignancies. He is internationally recognised and widely published in the field of surgical oncology and is a member of many cooperative groups. Prior to joining TCD he was Associate Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Director of the Minimally Invasive Therapeutics Programme at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. At Memorial Hospital, he was part of the executive team responsible for the development of their cancer disease management system and the initiation of a multidisciplinary regional care model for the patient with cancer.
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American College of Surgeons
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
European Pancreas Club
European Surgical Association
Irish Society of Surgical Oncology
Pancreas Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Society of Surgical Oncology
European Hepatobiliary Association
Jegatheeswaran, S. and Puleston, J.M. and Duggan, S. and Hart, A. and Conlon, K.C. and Siriwardena, A.K., The Practical Management of Chronic Pancreatitis: A Multidisciplinary Symposium Held at the Annual Meeting of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Manchester 2016, Digestive Surgery, 2018, Notes: [cited By 0; Article in Press], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Shabelly S, Conlon KC, Pancreatic Cancer in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery: A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice , 4/e , Elsevier, 2017, Book, PUBLISHED
Conlon KC., The Gall Bladder and Bile Ducts in Bailey & Love's Short Practice of Surgery . O'Connell PR., eds, 27th Edition, Hodder Arnold, London, 2017, Book, PUBLISHED
Besselink M.G, van Rijssen L.B, Bassi C, Dervenis C, Montorsi M, Adham M, Asbun H.J, Bockhorn M, Strobel O, BÃŒchler M.W, Busch O.R, Charnley R.M, Conlon K.C, Fernández-Cruz L, Fingerhut A, Friess H, Izbicki J.R, Lillemoe K.D, Neoptolemos J.P, Sarr M.G, Shrikhande S.V, Sitarz R, Vollmer C.M, Yeo C.J, Hartwig W, Wolfgang C.L, Gouma D.J, Definition and classification of chyle leak after pancreatic operation: A consensus statement by the International Study Group on Pancreatic Surgery, Surgery (United States), 161, (2), 2017, p365 - 372, Notes: [Export Date: 6 March 2017], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Ní Chonchubhair H.M, Bashir Y, McNaughton D, Barry J.M, Duggan S.N, Conlon K.C, Hospital discharges and patient activity associated with chronic pancreatitis in Ireland 2009â€"2013, Pancreatology, 17, (1), 2017, p56 - 62, Notes: [Export Date: 6 March 2017], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Bassi C, Marchegiani G, Dervenis C, Sarr M, Abu Hilal M, Adham M, Allen P, Andersson R, Asbun H.J, Besselink M.G, Conlon K, Del Chiaro M, Falconi M, Fernandez-Cruz L, Fernandez-del Castillo C, Fingerhut A, Friess H, Gouma D.J, Hackert T, Izbicki J, Lillemoe K.D, Neoptolemos J.P, Olah A, Schulick R, Shrikhande S.V, Takada T, Takaori K, Traverso W, Vollmer C.R, Wolfgang C.L, Yeo C.J, Salvia R, Buchler M, The 2016 update of the International Study Group (ISGPS) definition and grading of postoperative pancreatic fistula: 11 Years After, Surgery (United States), 161, (3), 2017, p584 - 591, Notes: [Export Date: 6 March 2017], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Duggan S.N, Ewald N, Kelleher L, Griffin O, Gibney J, Conlon K.C, The nutritional management of type 3c (pancreatogenic) diabetes in chronic pancreatitis, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 71, (1), 2017, p3 - 8, Notes: [Export Date: 6 March 2017], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Hand F, Stirling A, Felle P, Conlon K, Ridgway P, The e-handover: Applications for surgical training, THE CLINICAL TEACHER, 14, (3), 2017, p211-215 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
O'Connor DB, Conlon KC., Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors in Younger Patients: A Start but More to Do!, JAMA Surg., 2017, p1- , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Stirling, A.D. and Moran, N.R. and Kelly, M.E. and Ridgway, P.F. and Conlon, K.C., The predictive value of C-reactive protein (CRP) in acute pancreatitis â€" is interval change in CRP an additional indicator of severity?, HPB, 19, (10), 2017, p874-880 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Conlon KC, Pancreas Cancer; The great oncological and surgical challenge of the early 21st Century. , Keynote Address, Meath Foundation Research Symposium, , Tallaght, Ireland,, 24th November, 2017, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Conlon KC., Chronic Pancreatitis, the role for surgery. ,, 27th IASGO World Congress, Lyon, France, November 16th,, 2017, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Conlon KC, Chronic Pancreatitis. A lot done..more to do! , Grand Rounds, University of Alabama, Birmingham, April 17th, 2017, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Conlon KC, Chronic Pancreatitis. Irish experience, Surgical Grand Rounds, University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW), Dallas, Texas, April 18th, 2017, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Conlon KC, Intraductal-papillary mucinous tumours. When to resect and when to observe? , E-AHPBA Biannual Meeting, Mainz, Germany, May 23rd, 2017, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Conlon KC, UEMS HPB Examination., E-AHPBA Biannual Meeting, Mainz, Germany, May 25th, 2017, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Conlon KC, Celiac axis resection in combination with distal pancreatectomy., Joint Congress of the 6th Biennial Congress of the Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (A-PHPBA2017) & the 29th Meeting of Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery (JSHBPS29), Yokohama, Japan, June 7th, 2017, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Conlon KC, Chronic Pancreatitis: Diagnosis and Initial Management. , World Pancreas Forum, Bern, Switzerland, June 22nd, 2017, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Conlon KC, Chronic Pancreatitis in Ireland., Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland Annual Meeting, Cork, Ireland, September 21st, 2017, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Conlon KC, Management of Congenital Bile Cysts., 13th Turkish Congress of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Antalya, Turkey, November 1st, 2017, Invited Talk, PRESENTED


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Award Date
Blackrock College Union Gold Medal 1974
University College Dublin Medical Society Presidents Gold Medal 1980
Beta Gamma Sigma, Columbia University 1997
James IV Association of Surgeons, International Travelling Fellow 2002
New York Top Doctors, New York Magazine 2002
9th Robert Smith Lecture, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2004