Mr Odhran Shelley is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialised in Burns as well as reconstruction and the management of complex wounds. He graduated in medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1993, and completed his fellowship in Surgery in Dublin in 1997. He was appointed to the Dublin Surgical Training scheme, and subsequently trained in Plastic Surgery at Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit in Glasgow. He also worked at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston and received the Mannick research award in 2000 for research on interactions between innate and adaptive immunity following injury.
He completed his training in Plastic Surgery at Canniesburn Plastic Surgery unit in Glasgow and in Chelmsford and London, undertaking fellowships in burn care, microsurgical breast reconstruction , and aesthetic surgery and was awarded scholarships to plastic surgery units in Ljubljana Slovenia and Leuven in Belgium.
He was appointed as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Chelmsford, UK in 2006 and subsequently became its Clinical Director. He returned to St James Hospital and Trinity College Dublin as Director of the National Burns unit in Dublin in 2011 and is the clinical lead in Plastic Surgery at St James’s Hospital.
Mr Kelly has written numerous papers on reconstruction in Plastic Surgery following cancer, injury and burns and he is actively involved in clinical research and international collaborations.
For many years he has been involved in developing training programmes in Reconstructive surgery , anaesthesia , nursing, and allied health science in West Africa. He is a director and Chairman of the international charity Resurge Africa which supports and funds training in Sierra Leone, Ghana and India .
He is an executive member and trustee of the British Burn Association and is actively involved in determining the standards for burn care.
He has actively supported patient participation in their healthcare and assisted burn survivors in setting up a national support group.