Ms Orfhlaith O’Sullivan is a graduate of the Medical School in University College Dublin (1999). She commenced her initial postgraduate training in Urology during which time she was awarded her Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, MRCSI and a Masters in Surgery, MCh, by thesis for a body of work investigating the effect of Angiotensin II on human kidney cells. While training in Urology she developed a keen interest in all aspects of pelvic floor dysfunction.
To enhance her ability to fully understand and manage disorders relating to pelvic floor dysfunction, she began training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2006 and was awarded dual Memberships of the Royal College of Physicians Ireland, MRCPI, and the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MRCOG. In addition to training on the National Surgical Training Scheme for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ms O’Sullivan was the first person to gain the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and European Urogynaecologic Association, EBCOG/EUGA, certificate for successfully completing an accredited subspecialty fellowship in Urogynaecology at Cork University Maternity Hospital. In 2017 she received her Certificate of Satisfactory Completion Specialty Training, CSCST, from the RCPI as well as her Diploma in Leadership from the RCSI.
Currently her research interests include pelvic floor dysfunction (prolapse and urinary incontinence) and minimally invasive surgery including Robot-assisted surgery. She has published more than twenty peer-reviewed papers, six book chapters. She has been the recipient of awards and prizes for her research both nationally and internationally.
Having been the recipient of world class teaching and training, Ms O’Sullivan appreciates the importance of ensuring standards are maintained and new approaches are embraced such as simulation. To this end she has collaborated with the ASSERT centre in UCC to develop cadaveric surgical skills courses for postgraduate trainees