Mr. Fardod O'Kelly
- UPMC Kildare Hospital
MD MB BAO BCh LRCPI&SI MRCSI BA(Mod) MA DipHealthIT DipQuIPS FFSEM FRCS (Urol)Professional Profile
Mr. Fardod O’Kelly graduated from RCSI in 2007 with an honours degree in medicine and a Bachelors degree in medical science, following undergraduate Masters degrees in natural sciences (Biochemistry) from Trinity College Dublin.
In 2010 Mr. O’Kelly undertook 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, Crumlin, before being awarded the prestigious Colles medal by the RCSI for further subspecialty fellowship training. He was also a recipient of RCSI and Ethicon travel awards.
Mr. O’Kelly completed clinical fellowships in paediatric, adolescent and transitional urology in Canada at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa, and at the prestigious Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.
Fardod has a strong interest in education, teaching and research. He has written over 65 peer-reviewed academic manuscripts, 8 book chapters, and is a reviewer for over 15 journals, and was awarded a global Top-10 reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Urology (2020). He was also awarded a teaching medal by UCD for undergraduate education. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School and was awarded an MBA at the Smurfit Business School, UCD. Mr O’Kelly is involved in a number of international clinical research and educational collaborations. He has created a paediatric urology podcast show (Circumsessions) in conjunction with the Journal for Paediatric Urology and sits on the paediatric urology working group of the European Association of Urology.
Mr. O’Kelly’s areas of special interests are:
- Paediatric urology
- Urinary tract infections (UTI): paediatrics
- Paediatric stone disease
- Bed wetting
- Undescended testes
- Penoscrotal reconstruction
- Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
- Hypospadias and congenital penoscrotal abnormalities
- Adolescent & transitional care urology
- Congenital anomalies of the kidneys & urinary tract
- Adult congenital urology
- Professional Memberships
- Irish Society of Urology
- European Association of Urology
- American Urological Association