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Undergraduate medical training at Queen's University Belfast (MB, BCh, BAO 1989)
Postgraduate specialist training in General Practice (MRCGP 1993) followed by Obstetrics & Gynaecology (MRCOG 1997 FRCOG 2009) in Northern Ireland. I then undertook a period of research in urogynaecology in Manchester and an RCOG approved subspecialty training programme in urogynaecology, including further research for my MD, in Newcastle upon Tyne (2000-2004)
My first consultant appointment was as Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and Urogynaecologist at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh (2004-2011) before moving to my current post at Belfast City Hospital in 2011.
I had the honour and privilege of chairing the UK Continence Society annual scientific meeting in Belfast in 2016.
Areas of interest
Urogynaecology; Urinary incontinence; Pelvic floor surgery; Pelvic organ prolapse; General gynaecology; Adolescent gynaecology; Post-reproductive gynaecology;
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Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Christopher Ferres Fee Assured
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Current NHS consultant posts held
I currently practice as Consultant Gynaecologist & Subspecialist in Urogynaecology primarily at the Belfast City Hospital, with Belfast Health & Social Care Trust. I am currently Clinical Director for Gynaecology, Sexual Reproductive Health & Genitourinary Medicine, and the Clinical Lead for the Northern Ireland centre for mesh related problems at Belfast City Hospital.
My main research interests to date have been in urodynamics and epidemiological aspects of pelvic floor dysfunction. Specific projects have included:
obstetric antecedents of pelvic floor dysfunction;
urinary incontinence in NI - a prevalence study;
quality of life in primigravidae with urinary incontinence;
the effects of childbearing on the pelvic floor 15 years after the first delivery;
a comparison of urodynamic parameters pre and post colposuspension;
TVT as a continence procedure combined with pelvic floor repair;
a long-term follow-up of lower urinary tract symptoms following urogenital fistulae repair;
a randomised study of intra-abdominal pressure measurement using a rectal or vaginal transducer during filling and voiding cystometry;
a multi-centre randomised controlled study of pelvic floor muscle training on recurrence of prolapse after surgery;
cohort study of mesh procedures in urogynaecology
S McGowan, P Campbell L Dolan Urethral bulking agents in treatment of stress urinary incontinence. TOG 2019 (in press).
I Gurol-Urganci, R S Geary, LM Dolan, et al. Long-term Rate of Removal Following Midurethral Mesh Sling Insertion Among Women With SUI, JAMA. 2018;320(16):1659-1669.
LM Dolan The controversy of polypropylene mesh
Obstet, Gynaecol & Repro Med 2018 28:10 329-331.
Randell A, Dolan LM, Bonner L, et al. Minimum standards for continence care in the UK. Neurourol & Urodynam 2016;35(3):400-4006.
McClurg D, Hilton P, Dolan LM, et al. Pelvic floor muscle training as an adjunct to prolapse surgery. Int Urogynecol J & Pelv Floor Dysfunct 2014;25(7):883-891.
Dixon L, Dolan LM., Brown K, et al. RCT of urethral versus suprapubic catheterisation. Br J Nurs 2010;19(17):1100-1104.
Singh G, Lucas M, Dolan L, et al. Minimum standards for urodynamics practice in the UK. Neurourol & Urodynam 2010;29(8):1365-1372.
Dolan L.M., Hilton P. Obstetric risk factors and pelvic floor dysfunction twenty years after first delivery. IUGJ. 2010; 21(5):535-544.
Dolan L.M., Dixon W.E., Hilton P Urinary symptoms and quality of life in women following urogenital fistula repair. BJOG 2008:115: 1570-1574.
Dolan LM, Dixon WE, Brown K, A randomised comparison of vaginal and rectal measurement of intra-abdominal pressure during subtracted dual channel cystometry. Urol 2005; 65:1059-1063.
Dolan LM, Walsh D, Hamilton S, et al. A study of quality of life in primigravidae with urinary incontinence. IUGJ 2004;15(3):160-164.
Dolan LM, Easwaran S , Hilton P. A case of congenital vesicovaginal fistula, ectopic ureter and uterine didelphys. Urol 2004; 63(1):175-177.
Dolan LM, Smith ARB, Hosker GL Opening detrusor pressure and the influence of age on success after colposuspension. Neurourol & Urodynam 2004;23(1)10-15.
Dolan LM, Hosker GL, Mallett VT, et al. Stress incontinence and pelvic floor neurophysiology 15 years after delivery. BJOG. 2003;110:1107-1114.
Dolan LM, Moohan J. Pyruvate kinase deficiency in pregnancy complicated by iron overload. BJOG 2002;109(7):844-846.
Dolan LM, Martin DH. Backache in Gynaecologists. Occ Med 2001;51(7):433-438.
Dolan LM, Mullholland M, Price JH. Therapeutic application of LnG-IUS to Family Planning. J Fam Plan & Repro HC 2001; 27(1): 19-21.
Dolan LM, Casson K, McDonald P, et al. Urinary incontinence in Northern Ireland - a prevalence study. BJU 1999; 83:760-766.
I also have 10 published abstracts and 7 chapters in books.
- MB, BCh, BAO Queen's University Belfast 1989
- Diploma in Geriatric Medicine Royal College of Physicians of London 1991
- Diploma in Mental Health Queen's University Belfast 1992
- Diploma in Child Health Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Ireland 1992
- MRCGP Royal College of General Practitioners 1993
- MRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists 1997
- Certificate in advanced obstetric ultrasound Royal Colleges of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Radiology 2001
- CCST in Obstetrics and Gynaecology GMC 2004
- MD Newcastle University 2008
- FRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists 2009
- Accreditation as Subspecialist in Urogynaecology Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists 2004
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Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chair of Subspecialty Training Committee Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists 2015
- Chair UK Continence Society 2016
- Chair Ulster GynaeUrology Society 2016
- Chair of training committee British Society of Urogynaecology 2015
- Urodynamics course organiser Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists 2015
- Urogynaecology representative RCOG Lindsay Stewart Committee for Audit & Clinical Informatics 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Urogynaecology), 2004
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
UK Continence Society
International Continence Society
International Urogynecological Association
British Society of Urogynaecology
Ulster Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society
Ulster GynaeUrology Society
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