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WELCOME
to the University of Limerick
Graduate Entry Medical School

Prof Calvin Coffey

Phone:
+353 61 234849
Room:
GEMS3-019
Email:
calvin.coffey@ul.ie
Fax:
+353 61 233778
Role:
Professor of Surgery
Introduction:

Recently appointed as Foundation Chair of Surgery at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick and University Hospitals Limerick. Professor Coffey is a general and colorectal surgeon with a special interest in minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery. His clinical focus is in colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), pelvic floor abnormalities.

After initially training in Cork University Hospital, where he received a PhD for work on cancer growth, he then trained in The Mater Misericordiae Hospital, St.Vincent’s University Hospital and finally completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He has delivered invited lectures in The Johns Hopkins, Memorial Sloan Kettering, The Cleveland Clinic and The European Institute of Oncology.
 

 

Academic Qualifications:

B.Sc (Anatomy) Hons University College Cork, 1995

MB., B.Ch., BAO., B.MedSci., UniversityCollege Cork, 1998

AFRCSI, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 2001

PhD, University College Cork, 2004

FRCS (Gen.Surg), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 2009

CS , fellowship in colorectal surgery, The Cleveland Clinic

 

 

Professional Experience:

Educational Interests include developing novel modalities for surgical postgraduate education. Adaptation of on-line facilities and archives to suit education in surgical technique. Generation of novel mechanisms for high definition, high resolution recording of surgical operations. Development of new techniques for skill assessment and improvement in surgery. Integration of undergraduate medical students in postgraduate surgical research programs.

General and colorectal speciality interests include:

Surgery in General: Historic development of surgery. Humanities and surgery. Psychological responses to surgical trauma and postoperative recovery.

Colorectal Oncology: Cancer and polyps of the colon and rectum, screening strategy, carcinoma of the colon, carcinoma of the rectum, carcinoma of the small bowel and large bowel, colon and rectal cancer, colon and rectal surgery, colonic neoplasia, colorectal cancer research, familial inherited colorectal cancer, hereditary polyposis and nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, transanal resection, chemoprevention.

Inflammatory bowel disease: ulcerative colitis, continent ileostomy procedure, Crohn's disease, pelvic pouch procedures for mucosal ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis sphincter-saving operations, reoperative abdominal and pelvic surgery, reoperative abdominopelvic surgery.

Sphincter preserving colorectal techniques: rectal-sparing operations for carcinoma of the rectum, reoperative surgery, sphincter-preservation surgery, sphincter-saving operations, sphincter-sparing procedures, stoma surgery, surgery for carcinoma of the colon and rectum, reoperative abdominopelvic surgery.

Minimally invasive techniques in the management of colorectal conditions: laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic colon resection, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, laparoscopic colon surgery, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopy, endoscopy, pouchoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic resection, oesophagoendoscopy, polypectomy, snare polypectomy

Diverticular disease: diverticulitis, diverticulitis diverticular disease, diverticulitis, intestinal fistulae, intestinal stomas, laparoscopy.

Fecal incontinence, constipation and pelvic floor disorders: anorectal physiology and disorders, fecal incontinence, functional disorders, slow transit constipation, obstetric injury, rectal prolapse.

 

 

Research Interests:

He has contributed to the generation of over 1.3 million euros research grant awards. He has developed several research programs including:

Characterisation of human anatomy

Development of novel techniques to identify cancer spread

Pathobiology of Crohn’s disease and development of biomarkers

Microbial ecology and role in Ulcerative Colitis

Determinants of outcome following colorectal cancer surgery

Identification of novel mediators in cancer development

Robotic Surgery and introduction of new health service technologies

 

 

Publication Record:

2017

Clancy, C., Coffey, J. C., O'Riordain, M. G. and Burke, J. P. (2017) 'A meta-analysis of the efficacy of prophylactic alpha-blockade for the prevention of urinary retention following primary unilateral inguinal hernia repair', Am J Surg, 2017/03/28.

Coffey, J. C. and O’Leary, D. P. (2017) 'Defining the mesentery as an organ and what this means for understanding its roles in digestive disorders', Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 1-3.

Coffey, J. C., Sehgal, R., Lavery, I. and Walsh, D. (2017) Mesenteric Principles of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Basic and Applied Science, 1st ed., CRC Press.

Kiernan, M. G., Sahebally, S. M., Tibbitts, P., Lyons, E. M., Kiely, P. A., O'Leary, D. P., Dunne, C. P. and Coffey, J. C. (2017) 'Faecal Diversion is Associated with a Regression of Mesenteric Disease Manifestations and a Decrease in Circulating Fibrocytes in Crohn's Disease', Gastroenterology, 152(5), S776.

Zarog, M. A., Bolger, J. C., Kiernan, M. G., O'Leary, D. P., Tibbitts, P., Lowery, A. J., Byrnes, G. J. and Coffey, J. C. (2017) 'Su1799 - Circulating Fibrocytes are an Accurate Diagnostic Biomarker in Uncomplicated Appendicitis', Gastroenterology, 152(5, Supplement 1), S1258.

 

2016

Byrnes, K. G., O'Leary, D. P. and Coffey, J. C. (2016) 'Endocolonic ultrasound mapping of the mesocolon and its mesenteric attachments: a prospective observational study', Ir J Med Sci, 185, S119-S119.

Carter, M. R., Burton, M., Wijewardene, D., Pierce, C., Burton, E., Coffey, S. C., Waldron, D., Condon, E. and Coffey, J. C. (2016) 'Long term outcomes following stapled haemorrhoidectomy', Ir J Med Sci, 185, S88-S88.

Carter, M. R., Burton, M., Wijewardene, D., Pierce, C., Burton, E., Coffey, S. C., Waldron, D., Condon, E. and Coffey, J. C. (2016) 'A randomised controlled trial comparing purse-string approximation with primary skin closure at ileostomy reversal', Ir J Med Sci, 185, S88-S88.

Coffey, J. C., Culligan, K., Walsh, L. G., Sehgal, R., Dunne, C., McGrath, D., Walsh, D., Moore, M., Staunton, M., Scanlon, T., Dewhurst, C., Kenny, B., O’Riordan, C., O’Brien, J. M., Quondamatteo, F. and Dockery, P. (2016) 'An appraisal of the computed axial tomographic appearance of the human mesentery based on mesenteric contiguity from the duodenojejunal flexure to the mesorectal level', European Radiology, 26(3), 714-721.

Coffey, J. C., Dillon, M. F., O’Driscoll, J. S. and Faul, E. (2016) 'Transanal total mesocolic excision (taTME) as part of ileoanal pouch formation in ulcerative colitis—first report of a case', Int J Colorectal Dis, 31(3), 735-736..

Coffey, S. N. and Coffey, J. C. (2016) 'Is mesenteric based surgery associated with more complications than non-mesenteric based surgery for the curative treatment of lower or middle rectal carcinomas?-a systematic review and meta-analysis', Ir J Med Sci, 185, S130-S130.

Murphy, D. J., Walsh, L., O'Leary, D. P. and Coffey, J. C. (2016) 'Quality of life following wide mesenteric excision in patients with crohn's disease', Ir J Med Sci, 185, S90-S90.

O'Connor, C., Cormican, M., Boo, T. W., McGrath, E., Slevin, B., O'Gorman, A., Commane, M., Mahony, S., O'Donovan, E., Powell, J., Monahan, R., Finnegan, C., Kiernan, M. G., Coffey, J. C., Power, L., O'Connell, N. H. and Dunne, C. P. (2016) 'An Irish outbreak of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM)-1 carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: increasing but unrecognized prevalence', Journal of Hospital Infection.

O'Connor, D. J., Waters, P. S., Aucharaz, N., Condon, E., Coffey, J. C. and Waldron, D. (2016) 'Related malignancy in patient presenting with acute diverticulitis-is early colonoscopy mandatory in all patients?', Ir J Med Sci, 185, S120-S120.

Quintyne, K. I., Woulfe, B., Coffey, J. C. and Gupta, R. K. (2016) 'Lymph node ratio (LNR) in sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) era: are we losing prognostic information?', Ir J Med Sci, 185, S93-S93.

Walsh, L. G., Kenny, B. J., El Bassiouni, M. and Coffey, J. C. (2016) 'Cancer arising from the remnant mucosa of the ileoanal anastomosis leading to pouchectomy', BMJ Case Rep, 2016.

Yellin, S. A., Shelly, M., O'Leary, D. P. and Coffey, J. C. (2016) 'Redefining segmentation of human visceral adipose tissue in computed axial tomographic images: a proof of concept', Ir J Med Sci, 185, S117-S118.

Zarog, M. A., Kiernan, M., O'Leary, D. P., Lyons, E. M., Tibitts, P., Coffey, S. N., Byrnes, G. and Coffey, J. C. (2016) 'Circulating fibrocytes represent a key biomarker in diagnosis of acute appendicitis', Ir J Med Sci, 185, S119-S119.

Zarog, M. A., O'Leary, D. P., Coffey, J. C. and Byrnes, G. (2016) 'The appropriateness of endoscopy referrals: a clinical audit', Ir J Med Sci, 185, S118-S119.

Dowling, C. M., Walsh, D., Coffey, J. C. and Kiely, P. A. (2016) 'The importance of selecting the appropriate reference genes for quantitative real time PCR as illustrated using colon cancer cells and tissue [version 1; referees: 1 approved]', 5(99).

Chang, K. H., Johnson, J. A., Waldron, D., Condon, E. T., El-Bassiouni, M. and Coffey, J. C. (2016) 'A comparison of the usage of anal verge and dentate line in measuring distances within the rectum', International Journal of Surgery Open.
 
Coffey, J. C. and Dockery, P. (2016) 'Colorectal cancer: Surgery for colorectal cancer - standardization required', Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol, 2016/03/10.
 
Dowling, C. M., Phelan, J., Callender, J. A., Cathcart, M. C., Mehigan, B., McCormick, P., Dalton, T., Coffey, J. C., Newton, A. C., O’Sullivan, J. and Kiely, P. A. (2016) Protein kinase C beta II suppresses colorectal cancer by regulating IGF-1 mediated cell survival.

Coffey, J. C., O'Leary, D. P., Kiernan, M. G. and Faul, P. (2016) 'The mesentery in Crohn's disease: friend or foe?', Curr Opin Gastroenterol, 2016/04/27.

Crickmer, M., Dunne, C., O’Regan, A., Coffey, J. C. and Dunne, S. S. (2016) 'Benefits of post-operative oral protein supplementation in gastrointestinal surgery patients: A systematic review of clinical trials', World Journal Gastrointestinal Surgery.

Hogan, J., Sehgal, R., Murphy, D., O'Leary, P. and Coffey, J. C. (2016) 'Do Inflammatory Indices Play a Role in Distinguishing between Uncomplicated and Complicated Diverticulitis?', Dig Surg, 34(1), 7-11.

Kiernan, M. G., Sahebally, S. M., Jarrar, A., Burke, J. P., Hogan, J., Kiely, P. A., Shen, B., Moloney, M., Skelly, M., Leddin, D., Hedayat, H., Faul, P. N., Healy, V., Connell, P. R. O., Martin, S., Shanahan, F., Dunne, C. and Coffey, J. C. (2016) 'Fibrocytes contribute to mesenteric manifestations in Crohn’s disease', Irish Journal of Medical Sciences, 185(S2), s91.

Lyons, E. M., Hogan, J., O'Byrne, L., Kiernan, M. G., Dowling, C. M., Kiely, P. A., Dunne, C., O'Callaghan, M., O'Leary, D. P., Kalady, M. and Coffey, J. C. (2016) 'Adipophilin is a prognostic biomarker in colorectal cancer', in Sylvester O'Halloran, University of Limerick, Limerick, 4i: Springer,

Walsh, L. G., Brien, I. S. O., Leary, D. P. O., Kiely, P. A., Dunne, C., Quandamatteo, F., Dockery, P. and Coffey, J. C. (2016) 'The mesocolic hilum: an electron microscopic appraisal of anatomy', Irish Journal of Medical Sciences, 185(s2), s97.

 

2015

Chang, K. H., Kelly, N. P., Duff, G. P., Condon, E. T., Waldron, D. and Coffey, J. C. (2015) 'Neoadjuvant therapy does not affect lymph node ratio in rectal cancer', Surgeon.

Earley, H., Lennon, G., Balfe, A., Kilcoyne, M., Clyne, M., Joshi, L., Carrington, S., Martin, S. T., Coffey, J. C., Winter, D. C. and O’Connell, P. R. (2015) 'A Preliminary Study Examining the Binding Capacity of Akkermansia muciniphila and Desulfovibrio spp., to Colonic Mucin in Health and Ulcerative Colitis', PLoS One, 10(10), e0135280.

O'Sullivan, M., Kearney, D. E., Giri, S. K. and Coffey, J. C. (2015) 'Combined laparoscopic-assisted nephrectomy and complete mesocolic excision for synchronous renal and colon cancers', BMJ Case Rep, 2015.

Clancy, C., O'Leary, D. P., Burke, J. P., Redmond, H. P., Coffey, J. C., Kerin, M. J. and Myers, E. (2015) 'A meta-analysis to determine the oncological implications of conversion in laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery', Colorectal Dis, 17(6), 482-90.

Coffey, J. C. (2015) 'Commentary on 'Navigating the mesentery: a comparative pre- and per-operative visualization of the vascular anatomy'', Colorectal Dis, 17(9), 818-9.

Coffey, J. C., Culligan, K., Walsh, L. G., Sehgal, R., Dunne, C., McGrath, D., Walsh, D., Moore, M., Staunton, M., Scanlon, T., Dewhurst, C., Kenny, B., O'Riordan, C., O'Brien, J. M., Quondamatteo, F. and Dockery, P. (2015) 'An appraisal of the computed axial tomographic appearance of the human mesentery based on mesenteric contiguity from the duodenojejunal flexure to the mesorectal level', Eur Radiol.

Coffey, J. C., Dillon, M., Sehgal, R., Dockery, P., Quondamatteo, F., Walsh, D. and Walsh, L. (2015) 'Mesenteric-Based Surgery Exploits Gastrointestinal, Peritoneal, Mesenteric and Fascial Continuity from Duodenojejunal Flexure to the Anorectal Junction - A Review', Dig Surg, 32(4), 291-300.

Coffey, J. C., Dillon, M. F., O'Driscoll, J. S. and Faul, E. (2015) 'Transanal total mesocolic excision (taTME) as part of ileoanal pouch formation in ulcerative colitis-first report of a case', Int J Colorectal Dis.

Hogan, J., Chang, K. H., Duff, G., Samaha, G., Kelly, N., Burton, M., Burton, E. and Coffey, J. C. (2015) 'Lymphovascular invasion: a comprehensive appraisal in colon and rectal adenocarcinoma', Dis Colon Rectum, 58(6), 547-55.

Hogan, J. and Coffey, J. C. (2015) 'The Authors Reply. (Letter)', Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, 58(6), 390-391.

Hogan, J., DeJulius, K., Li, X., Coffey, J. C. and Kalady, M. F. (2015) 'Transcriptional profiles underpin microsatellite status and associated features in colon cancer', Gene.

Hogan, J., Dejulius, K., Liu, X., Coffey, J. C. and Kalady, M. F. (2015) 'Transcriptomic profiles differentiate normal rectal epithelium and adenocarcinoma', Int Surg, 100(5), 818-826.

Hogan, J., Samaha, G., Burke, J., Chang, K. H., Condon, E., Waldron, D. and Coffey, J. C. (2015) 'Emergency presenting colon cancer is an independent predictor of adverse disease-free survival', Int Surg, 100(1), 77-86.

Kearney, D. E. and Coffey, J. C. (2015) 'A Randomized Trial of Laparoscopic versus Open Surgery for Rectal Cancer', N Engl J Med, 373(2), 194.

Lally, K., Nathan, V. Y., Dunne, S., McGrath, D., Cullen, W., Meagher, D., Coffey, J. C. and Dunne, C. (2015) 'Awareness of sexually transmitted infection and protection methods among university students in Ireland', Ir J Med Sci, 184(1), 135-42.

Lavelle, A., Lennon, G., O'Sullivan, O., Docherty, N., Balfe, A., Maguire, A., Mulcahy, H. E., Doherty, G., O'Donoghue, D., Hyland, J., Ross, R. P., Coffey, J. C., Sheahan, K., Cotter, P. D., Shanahan, F., Winter, D. C. and O'Connell, P. R. (2015) 'Spatial variation of the colonic microbiota in patients with ulcerative colitis and control volunteers', Gut.

O'Connor, C., Powell, J., Finnegan, C., O'Gorman, A., Barrett, S., Hopkins, K. L., Pichon, B., Hill, R., Power, L., Woodford, N., Coffey, J. C., Kearns, A., O'Connell, N. H. and Dunne, C. (2015) 'Incidence, management and outcomes of the first cfr-mediated linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis outbreak in a tertiary referral centre in the Republic of Ireland', J Hosp Infect.

Power, C. and Coffey, J. C. (2015) 'Anastomotic leak is not associated with oncologic outcome in patients undergoing low anterior resection for rectal cancer', Ann Surg, 261(3), e74.

 

2014

Clancy, C., Burke, J. P., Chang, K. H. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'The effect of hysterectomy on colonoscopy completion: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Dis Colon Rectum, 57(11), 1317-23.

Coffey, J. C., Sehgal, R., Culligan, K., Dunne, C., McGrath, D., Lawes, N. and Walsh, D. (2014) 'Terminology and nomenclature in colonic surgery: universal application of a rule-based approach derived from updates on mesenteric anatomy', Tech Coloproctol, 18(9), 789-94.

Culligan, K., Sehgal, R., Mulligan, D., Dunne, C., Walsh, S., Quondamatteo, F., Dockery, P. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'A detailed appraisal of mesocolic lymphangiology--an immunohistochemical and stereological analysis', J Anat, 225(4), 463-72.

Culligan, K., Walsh, S., Dunne, C., Walsh, M., Ryan, S., Quondamatteo, F., Dockery, P. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'The mesocolon: a histological and electron microscopic characterization of the mesenteric attachment of the colon prior to and after surgical mobilization', Ann Surg, 260(6), 1048-56.

East, J. M., Hogan, J., Samaha, G., Medani, M., MacKerricher, W., Polinkevych, S., Walsh, S. R. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'Ratios derived from an array of standard haematological indices predict the oncological outcome in colon cancer', Colorectal Dis, 16(6), 442-9.

Healy, D. A., Khan, W. A., Wong, C. S., Moloney, M. C., Grace, P. A., Coffey, J. C., Dunne, C., Walsh, S. R., Sadat, U., Gaunt, M. E., Chen, S., Tehrani, S., Hausenloy, D. J., Yellon, D. M., Kramer, R. S., Zimmerman, R. F., Lomivorotov, V. V., Shmyrev, V. A., Ponomarev, D. N., Rahman, I. A., Mascaro, J. G., Bonser, R. S., Jeon, Y., Hong, D. M., Wagner, R., Thielmann, M., Heusch, G., Zacharowski, K., Meybohm, P., Bein, B. and Tang, T. Y. (2014) 'Remote preconditioning and major clinical complications following adult cardiovascular surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis', Int J Cardiol, 176(1), 20-31.

Hogan, J., Judge, C., O'Callaghan, M., Aziz, A., O'Connor, C., Burke, J., Dunne, C., Walsh, S., Kalady, M. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'Introducing a novel and robust technique for determining lymph node status in colorectal cancer', Ann Surg, 260(1), 94-102.

Hogan, J., O'Rourke, C., Duff, G., Burton, M., Kelly, N., Burke, J. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'Preoperative staging CT thorax in patients with colorectal cancer: its clinical importance', Dis Colon Rectum, 57(11), 1260-6.

Lennon, G., Balfe, A., Earley, H., Devane, L. A., Lavelle, A., Winter, D. C., Coffey, J. C. and O'Connell, P. R. (2014) 'Influences of the colonic microbiome on the mucous gel layer in ulcerative colitis', Gut Microbes, 5(3), 277-85.

O’Connor, C., O’Connell, N. H., Power, L., Merrigan, A., Tormey, S., Coffey, C., Linnane, B. and Dunne, C. (2014) 'A case of Panton–Valentine leucocidin toxin‐positive Staphylococcus aureus‐mediated neonatal mastitis', JMM Case Reports, 3(2014), e004119.

O'Connell, N. H., O'Connor, C., O'Mahony, J., Lobo, R., Hayes, M., Masterson, E., Larvin, M., Coffey, J. C. and Dunne, C. (2014) 'A commentary on the disparate perspectives of clinical microbiologists and surgeons: Ad hoc antimicrobial use', Bioengineered, 5(4).

Sehgal, R. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'Comprehensive standardization of complete mesocolic surgery is now possible', Tech Coloproctol, 18(7), 675-6.

Sehgal, R. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'The development of consensus for complete mesocolic excision (CME) should commence with standardisation of anatomy and related terminology', Int J Colorectal Dis, 29(6), 763-4.

Sehgal, R. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'Historical development of mesenteric anatomy provides a universally applicable anatomic paradigm for complete/total mesocolic excision', Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf), 2(4), 245-50.

Sehgal, R. and Coffey, J. C. (2014) 'Standardization of the nomenclature based on contemporary mesocolic anatomy is paramount prior to performing a complete mesocolic excision', Int J Colorectal Dis, 29(4), 543-4.

 

2013

Boland, M. R., Noorani, A., Varty, K., Coffey, J. C., Agha, R. and Walsh, S. R. (2013) 'Perioperative fluid restriction in major abdominal surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, clinical trials', World J Surg, 37(6), 1193-202.

Boyle, E., Healy, D., Hill, A. D., O'Connell, P. R., Kerin, M., McHugh, S., Coyle, P., Kelly, J., Walsh, S. R. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Career choices of today's medical students: where does surgery rank?', Ir J Med Sci, 182(3), 337-43.

Burke, J. P., Coffey, J. C., Boyle, E., Keane, F. and McNamara, D. A. (2013) 'Early outcomes for rectal cancer surgery in the republic of ireland following a national centralization program', Ann Surg Oncol, 20(11), 3414-21.

Burke, J. P., Velupillai, Y., O'Connell, P. R. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'National trends in intestinal resection for Crohn's disease in the post-biologic era', Int J Colorectal Dis, 28(10), 1401-6.

Carroll, P. J., Gibson, D., El-Faedy, O., Dunne, C., Coffey, C., Hannigan, A. and Walsh, S. R. (2013) 'Surgeon-performed ultrasound at the bedside for the detection of appendicitis and gallstones: systematic review and meta-analysis', Am J Surg, 205(1), 102-8.

Chang, K. H., Burke, J. P. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Infliximab versus cyclosporine as rescue therapy in acute severe steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Int J Colorectal Dis, 28(3), 287-93.

Clancy, C., Burke, J. P. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'KRAS mutation does not predict the efficacy of neo-adjuvant chemoradiotherapy in rectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Surg Oncol, 22(2), 105-11.

Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Surgical anatomy and anatomic surgery - Clinical and scientific mutualism', Surgeon, 11(4), 177-82.

Culligan, K., Remzi, F. H., Soop, M. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Review of nomenclature in colonic surgery--proposal of a standardised nomenclature based on mesocolic anatomy', Surgeon, 11(1), 1-5.

Duff, G. P., Chang, K. H., Peirce, C. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Coexistent widespread small intestinal and colonic diverticular disease', BMJ Case Rep, 2013.

Fitzgerald, J. M., Krause, K. E., Yermak, D., Dunne, S., Hannigan, A., Cullen, W., Meagher, D., McGrath, D., Finucane, P., Coffey, C. and Dunne, C. (2013) 'The first survey of attitudes of medical students in Ireland towards termination of pregnancy', J Med Ethics, 40(10), 710-3.

Healy, D. A., Aziz, A., Wong, M., Clarke Moloney, M., Coffey, J. C., Grace, P. A., Kinsella, S. and Walsh, S. R. (2013) 'A descriptive cost analysis study of cases of right iliac fossa pain', Int J Surg, 11(7), 524-8.

Healy, D. A., Murphy, S. P., Burke, J. P. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Artificial interfaces ("AI") in surgery: historic development, current status and program implementation in the public health sector', Surg Oncol, 22(2), 77-85.

Hogan, J., O'Connor, C., Aziz, A., O'Callaghan, M., Judge, C., Dunne, C., Burke, J., Walsh, S., Kalady, M. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Consensus transcriptomic profiles can be utilised to differentiate node negative and node positive colorectal cancer', International Journal of Surgery, 11(8), 600.

McCartan, D. P., Burke, J. P., Walsh, S. R. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Purse-string approximation is superior to primary skin closure following stoma reversal: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Tech Coloproctol, 17(4), 345-51.

Medani, M., Kelly, N., Samaha, G., Duff, G., Healy, V., Mulcahy, E., Condon, E., Waldron, D., Saunders, J. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'An appraisal of lymph node ratio in colon and rectal cancer: not one size fits all', Int J Colorectal Dis, 28(10), 1377-84.

O'Leary, D. P., Myers, E., Waldron, D. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'Beware the contracted gallbladder - Ultrasonic predictors of conversion', Surgeon, 11(4), 187-90.

O'Malley, E., Boyle, E., O'Callaghan, A., Coffey, J. C. and Walsh, S. R. (2013) 'Role of laparoscopy in penetrating abdominal trauma: a systematic review', World J Surg, 37(1), 113-22.

Quintyne, K. I., Woulfe, B., Coffey, J. C. and Gupta, R. K. (2013) 'Correlation between Nottingham Prognostic Index and Adjuvant! Online prognostic tools in patients with early-stage breast cancer in Mid-Western Ireland', Clin Breast Cancer, 13(4), 233-8.

Solon, J. G., Burke, J. P., Walsh, S. R. and Coffey, J. C. (2013) 'The effect of NOD2 polymorphism on postsurgical recurrence in Crohn's disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of available literature', Inflamm Bowel Dis, 19(5), 1099-105.

Talha, S., Burke, J. P., Waldron, D., Coffey, J. C. and Condon, E. (2013) 'Early quality of life outcomes following Doppler guided transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialisation: a prospective observational study', Acta Gastroenterol Belg, 76(2), 231-4.

 

2012

Hull, T. L., Joyce, M. R., Geisler, D. P. and Coffey, J. C. (2012) 'Adhesions after laparoscopic and open ileal pouch-anal anastomosis surgery for ulcerative colitis', Br J Surg, 99(2), 270-5.

Kiran, R. P., Ahmed Ali, U., Coffey, J. C., Vogel, J. D., Pokala, N. and Fazio, V. W. (2012) 'Impact of resident participation in surgical operations on postoperative outcomes: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program', Ann Surg, 256(3), 469-75.

O'Connor, C. T., O'Callaghan, M. E., Aziz, A., Dunne, C., Walsh, S. R., Kalady, M. and Coffey, J. C. (2012) 'An evaluation and application of publically available microarray data repositories in colorectal cancer-generation and enrichment of a consensus profile differentiating colorectal primary and metastatic tumours', Ir J Med Sci, 181(1), 21-22.

O'Neill, F., Condon, F., McGloughlin, T., Lenehan, B., Coffey, C. and Walsh, M. (2012) 'Validity of synthetic bone as a substitute for osteoporotic cadaveric femoral heads in mechanical testing: A biomechanical study', Bone Joint Res, 1(4), 50-5.

Wong, C. S., Healy, D., Canning, C., Coffey, J. C., Boyle, J. R. and Walsh, S. R. (2012) 'A systematic review of spinal cord injury and cerebrospinal fluid drainage after thoracic aortic endografting', J Vasc Surg, 56(5), 1438-47.

 

2011

Kronberg, U., Kiran, R. P., Soliman, M. S., Hammel, J. P., Galway, U., Coffey, J. C. and Fazio, V. W. (2011) 'A characterization of factors determining postoperative ileus after laparoscopic colectomy enables the generation of a novel predictive score', Ann Surg, 253(1), 78-81.

O'Neill, F., Condon, F., McGloughlin, T., Lenehan, B., Coffey, J. C. and Walsh, M. (2011) 'Dynamic hip screw versus DHS blade: a biomechanical comparison of the fixation achieved by each implant in bone', J Bone Joint Surg Br, 93(5), 616-21.

Romics, L., Jr., Dy, E. A., Coffey, J. C., Herlihy, D., Aftab, F., Chaudhry, M. Z., Fogarty, K., O'Donnell, J. A. and Redmond, H. P. (2011) 'Initial experiences with isolated limb perfusion for unresectable melanoma of the limb', Ir J Med Sci, 180(2), 517-20.

Rowan, F., Docherty, N. G., Murphy, M., Murphy, T. B., Coffey, J. C. and O'Connell, P. R. (2011) 'Ileal pouch microbial diversity', Ann Surg, 254(4), 669; author reply 669-70.

 

Conference Papers

Fitzgerald, J. M., Krause, K., Yermak, D., Dunne, S., Hannigan, A., Cullen, W., Meagher, D., McGrath, D., Finucane, P., Coffey, c. and Dunne, C. (2013) 'The first survey of attitudes of medical students in ireland towards termination of pregnancy', in UHL Research Symposium, The Strand Hotel, Limerick,

Hogan, J., O'Connor, C., Aziz, A., O'Callaghan, M., Judge, C., Dunne, C., Burke, J., Walsh, S., Kalady, M. and Coffey, C. (2013) 'A novel mechanism for accurately determining lymph node status in colorectal cancer - Consensus transcriptomic profiles.', in Sylvester O'Halloran Meeting, Limerick, Mar 1-2 2013,

Hogan, J., O'Connor, C. T., Aziz, A., O'Callaghan, M., Judge, C., Burke, J. P., Dunne, C., Walsh, S., Kalady, M. and Coffey, C. (2012) 'Application of the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) to Generate and Validate Consensus Transcriptomic Profiles that Accurately Differentiate Nodal Status in Colorectal Cancer', in Meeting Abstract,

Nathan, Y., Lally, K., McGrath, D., Cullen, W., Coffey, C. and Dunne, C. (2013) 'Awareness of sexually transmitted infection and protection methods among university students in Ireland', in UHL Research Symposium, The Strand Hotel, Limerick,

O'Connor, C. T., O'Callaghan, M. E., Aziz, A., Dunne, C., Walsh, S. R., Kalady, M. and Coffey, J. C. (2012) 'An evaluation and application of publically available microarray data repositories in colorectal cancer-generation and enrichment of a consensus profile differentiating colorectal primary and metastatic tumours.', in Meeting Abstract,

 

 

Research Fellowship Awards:

He is the recipient of the international James IV Travelling Fellowship Award which is arguably one of the most prestigious international surgical awards. This was for his work in colorectal cancer surgery and his scientific research in the field. In 2012 he was recipient of the Cleveland Clinic Distinguished Alumnus award for which he delivered an invited lecture. He is also the recipient of over 45 national and international awards, has over 180 publications and has delivered several named national and international lectures (Millin lecture, 2012, Sir Thomas Myles Lecture 2011, inaugural Young Invertigator Lecture at the Surgical Infection Society of Europe).