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Consultant Paediatric and Adolescent Urological Surgeon
a/Prof. FARDOD O’KELLY
MD MBA MB MA BAO BCh LRCPI&SI MRCSI BA(Mod) DipHealthIT DipQuIPS AdvDipMedLaw FFSEM FEBU FRCS(Urol)
Fardod O’Kelly is unique in Ireland in that he is the only fully qualified paediatric and
adolescent Urologist who is also trained and licensed to practice adult Urology. Fardod graduated with an Honours degree in medicine and a Bachelors degree in medical
science from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in 2007 following undergraduate Bachelors and Masters degrees in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry) from Trinity College Dublin. He returned to Trinity in 2010 to undertake a Doctorate in Medicine in the field of prostate cancer epigenetics, and was subsequently appointed to the higher surgical training scheme in Urology.
Following his attainment of FRCS(Urol), he pursued sub-specialist training in paediatric and adolescent Urology in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin before being awarded the prestigious Colles medal by the RCSI for subspecialty fellowship training. He completed highly sought-after clinical fellowships in paediatric and adolescent Urology in Canada at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa, and at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, where he dealt with high volume upper and lower tract reconstruction, renal tumours, stone disease, renal transplantation, functional urologic and neurogenic disorders, before returning to Ireland with his family.
Since returning home in 2020, he spends time mentoring and educating trainees in both surgery and urology and is actively involved in teaching and examining students in both UCD and RCSI. He is an active member of many international Urological societies, and is involved in paediatric urology policy and education at a European level. Fardod has a strong academic and education background and has written over 75 peer-reviewed academic manuscripts, 8 book chapters, and is a reviewer for over 15 peer-reviewed journals.
Fardod completed an MBA through Smurfit Business School, UCD as well as an advance diploma in medical law through Kings Inns, Dublin. He hosts the paediatric Urology podcast Circumsessions with the Journal of Paediatric Urology, as well as the Swiss Cheese QuIPS podcast through the RCSI. He was also awarded a teaching medal by UCD for undergraduate education, has been a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School and was awarded a scholarship to study for an MBA in Smurfit Business School at UCD, Dublin. Fardod has set up and is involved in a number of international clinical research and educational collaborations, has created a paediatric Urology podcast show (Circumsessions) in conjunction with the Journal of Pediatric Urology and sits on the paediatric urology working group of the European Association of Urology.
Happily married with 3 boys, in his spare time Fardod enjoys cooking, history and weightlifting. Having played rugby at school and university level for many years, he now coaches underage rugby through Terenure College Rugby Club, and enjoys playing rugby with his 3 young sons.
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