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Professor Fergal Kelleher

Consultant Medical Oncologist

Professor Kelleher trained in melanoma in the world-famous Peter Mac Callum Cancer Institute, Melbourne, Australia prior to taking up appointment in 2016 as a Consultant Medical Oncologist. In St James's Hospital he is the Medical Oncology lead for melanoma as well as treating other cutaneous malignancies. He is co-clinical lead for the Cancer Immunology Research Theme TSJCI.

  • Professor Kelleher graduated from University College Cork and undertook initial training in surgery and internal medicine prior to specialising in Medical Oncology. Professor Kelleher is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of London, and Associate Fellow Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He holds a Master of Science degree, and Medical Doctorate.

  • Professor Kelleher has over 55 publications in International Peer Reviewed Journals including Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Letters, European Journal of Cancer, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Carcinogenesis. He has served as peer reviewer for over 50 journals including Proceedings of The Royal Society Transactions B, Cancer Research (AACR), and British Journal of Cancer. He is a principal investigator for Medical Oncology Clinical Trials in the sub-specialty of melanoma conducted in St James's Hospital.