- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Lower GI surgery
I qualified from the University of Nottingham Medical School in 1991. I was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1996. I obtained a M.D ( Doctor of Medicine) for my research into the immunology of colorectal cancer. I was awarded the Piedmont Prize by the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons in 1997 for this work. I completed my higher surgical training in Oxford and was appointed as a Consultant at Milton Keynes University Hospital in 2003.
I am the Senior Colorectal Surgeon in the Department and have recently completed six years as the Clinical Director.
I have been an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh since 2007.
Throughout the last 15 years I have been active in medical education. I have sat on the Oxford Deanery Higher Surgical Training Committee and have been a Regional Surgical Advisor/ Tutor for both the English and Edinburgh Royal Colleges of Surgery.
I am current involved in teaching at the University of Buckingham Medical School.
I have had regular satisfactory annual appraisals and have recently been revalidated for a second 5 year cycle with the GMC.
Areas of interest
Colorectal surgery (lower GI);
Coloproctology; Anal conditions including Haemorrhoids ("piles"), anal fistulas and anal tags.
Upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy;
General Surgery conditions; Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder disease); hernia surgery.
Anaesthetists worked with
- Milton Keynes Cons. Anaesthetists Not Fee Assured
- Dr Joseph A Cooney Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Senior Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Milton Keynes University Hospital Since 2003
MD thesis - The Role of Interleukin 12 in Colorectal Cancer. Awarded and published 2002.
Presented nationally and internationally as well as peer review publications.
I'm a keen tennis player and I enjoy walking our dog.
I like to travel and enjoy socialising with friends and family.
The American Society of Colorectal Surgeons - Piedmont Research Award- 1997
The Royal Society of Medicine - Colorectal Division Travelling Fellowship - 2000
O'Hara.RJ et al . Impaired IL-12 production is associated with a defective anti-tumour response in colorectal cancer. Diseases of Colon and Rectum. 1998: 41. 460-463.
O'Hara.RJ et al. Advanced colorectal cancer is associated with impaired interleukin-12 production and enhanced interleukin-10 production. Clinical Cancer Research 1998:4 1943-8
O'Hara.RJ et al Conservative management of infective mastitis and breast abscess after ultrasound assessment. British Journal of Surgery. 1996; 83: 1413-1414
Courses offered to GPs
I have frequently presented to local GP's on all aspects of Colorectal disease both benign and malignant.
- BMedSci Nottingham University 1989
- BM, BS Nottingham University 1991
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1996
- MD University of Hull 2000
- FRCS ( Gen Surg) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2002
Reference number 3555802
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Examiner Intercollegiate MRCS 2004
- Examiner Intercollegiate FRCS 2017
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.