Meet the Consultant

Dr. Odhran Shelley

Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Speciality: Breast Reconstruction

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Odhran Shelley graduated in medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1993, and  completed his fellowship in Surgery in Dublin in 1997. He subsequently trained in Plastic Surgery at Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit in Glasgow. He also worked at  the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and  HarvardMedicalSchool in Boston  and received the Mannick research award in 2000 for research on interactions between innate and adaptive immunity  following injury.

He completed   his training in plastic surgery at Canniesburn plastic surgery unit in Glasgow and London undertaking fellowships in burns, breast and microsurgery, and aesthetic surgery and was awarded scholarships to plastic surgery units in Slovenia and Belgium.

He was appointed as a consultant plastic surgeon at St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Chelmsford, UK in 2006 and subsequently became its Clinical Director. He was appointed Director of the national burns unit in Dublin in 2011 and is the clinical lead in plastic surgery at St James’s Hospital.

Odhran has written numerous papers on reconstruction in plastic surgery following cancer , injury and burns.

He is also a director and Chairman of the charity Resurge Africa and has an interest in training plastic surgeons in developing countries.