Prof. O’Sullivan qualified in medicine from University College Cork in June 1992. He initially trained in General Surgery for 3 years before embarking on his career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He worked in the main Irish teaching maternity hospitals (Coombe, Rotunda, Holles Street) before spending four years in Sydney, Australia. There he underwent fellowship training in Laparoscopic Surgery under the guidance of the world renowned Sydney Women’s Endosurgery Centre. In addition Prof. O’Sullivan worked in the Urogynaecology Unit in St. George’s Hospital, completing a fellowship under the tuition of Prof. Kate Moore. Following his return to Ireland he worked as Assistant Master in the National Maternity Hospital and then was appointed as a Consultant in Holles Street, The Rotunda and the Mater Hospitals. In 2006 he was appointed as Consultant Senior Lecturer and moved to his present location in St. Lukes Hospital in Kilkenny. Prof O’Sullivan has been appointed as clinical professor in both the Royal College of Surgeons and UCD.
Prof. O’Sullivan lectures Royal College of Surgeons undergraduates during their rotation to Kilkenny and, along with other colleagues, is one of the Directors of the only mandatory laparoscopic surgical skills course for postgraduate training in Ireland in the Royal College of Physicians, which has been adopted by several training programs worldwide. He is also in involved in device and medication innovation with i360 and Endo-Prime ltd, holding patents on a variety of products.
Prof. O’Sullivan’s main areas of interest are problems of the pelvic floor (prolapse and incontinence), laparoscopic surgery and innovation.