Professor Barry O’Reilly is Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, sub specialist in Urogynaecology at CUMH, Cork Ireland. He is currently Clinical Professor in Ob/Gyn at University College Dublin and Professor and Director of the ASSERT centre at University College Cork. He graduated from RCSI in 1991 and later moved to London to commence specialist registrar training based in Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospitals. He was awarded a research fellowship to study ATP receptors in overactive bladder which lead to the award of MD in 2000. On completion of speciality training, he moved to Melbourne, Australia to undertake subspecialty training in Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery.
He returned to take up a consultant post in Cork in 2004 and has set up the Centre for Urogynaecology at CUMH. He founded the Continence Foundation of Ireland to improve multidisciplinary care and to encourage closer collaboration between healthcare providers and industry. The centre of urogynaecology at Cork set up an EUGA approved subspecialty training program in urogynaecology and is an epicentre for robotic surgical training. He has previously sat on the public relations, scientific and education committees and is current chair of the e-learning committee of the International Urogynaecology Association. He is on the executive board of the European Urogynaecology Association and is on editorial and review boards of several ob/gyn and Urogynaecology journals. He has a keen interest in minimally invasive and robotic surgery and performed the first robotic gynaecological procedure in the British Isles.
He has several ongoing research themes including pelvic floor dysfunction following childbirth; Bladder microbiota and recurrent cystitis and BPS/IC; minimally invasive prolapse surgery and transvaginal laser therapy as well as developing his current role at ASSERT which aims to be a european centre of excellence for training, research and simulation in all the medical and surgical disciplines, bridging clinicians with industry and research.