Mr. James Smith
- UPMC Kildare Hospital
Mr. James Smith is a leading expert in the management of colorectal cancer as well as other colorectal diseases.
Mr. Smith completed his medical degree at University College Dublin (UCD), and basic and higher surgical training with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. During this time, he was awarded a Masters in Surgery by research from UCD and worked as a volunteer surgeon with the International Humanitarian Agency Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). He completed his specialist training in general and colorectal surgery in 2013 and is a Fellow of RCSI.
Mr. Smith undertook fellowships at both Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and at the world leading Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, where he received the Chairman’s Award for excellence in clinical research . He joined the Colorectal Surgical Department at Weill Cornell Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and was an Assistant Attending at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Mr. Smith returned to Ireland in 2018 and further developed his expertise and interest in the management of colorectal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease, anorectal conditions such as hemorrhoids and fistulae, hernia, gallbladder diseases, and surgical endoscopy.
Preserving functional outcomes in the management of colorectal cancers is Mr. Smith’s main research interest. He remains involved in clinical trials in this area and has presented internationally and published widely on this topic.