Prof. Conor Shields


Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery


Conor Shields is a consultant colorectal and general surgeon at the Mater Hospital, and Associate Clinical Professor UCD. He joined the staff after completing surgical training in Ireland, followed by a fellowship in rectal cancer surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery at Hospital Saint-Antoine, Paris, France. His specialty interests include laparoscopic surgery, rectal cancer, peritoneal malignancy, surgical endoscopy, and hernia surgery, including abdominal wall reconstruction.

He played a leading role in the development of the National Centre for Peritoneal Malignancy at the Mater Hospital

He was the recipient of the Dr Richard Steevens scholarship in 2007, and was invited to deliver the 31st Millin Lecture (2008, Royal College of Surgeons). He was awarded the Bennett Medal in 2006 (Trinity College, Dublin), and received an Outstanding contribution award from the Society of Academic and Research Surgery (Leeds 2003). He was the recipient of the 2001 Susman Memorial Award (Surgical Infection Society).

He is currently the National representative for Ireland to the European Society of Coloproctology, and the Honorary Secretary of the RCSI Court of Examiners.