Scottish Head and Neck Conference

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In 2001, Professor James Paul O'Neill became a graduate of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) winning both the RCSI Council Medal and the Dr Jim Mahon Medal for Medicine. In 2004, he became a Fellow of RCSI. He completed his Doctorate of Medicine and won the Sir Angell James Prize for ENT research in London on Thyroid Cancer.




In 2006 he studied in the Smurfit Business School at University College Dublin completing an Executive Masters of Business Administration (MBA). In 2010 he was awarded his Intercollegiate in Otolaryngology and also completed a Masters in Medical Education in Queens University Belfast. In July 2010 he began surgical fellowship training in the Department of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.




Upon return to Ireland he was appointed Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He was recently appointed Chairman of examinations and Treasurer for the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies. He has published research papers, book chapters and two textbooks with Elsevier publishers on Head & Neck cancer and Otolaryngology.


Areas of Interest


Head and Neck benign and malignant disease including thyroid and parathyroid disorders, globus pharyngeus and swallowing dysfunction, laryngeal dysphonia and cancer, cervical lymphadenopathy, salivary disease, oral cavity cancer, sinonasal and skull base surgery & craniofacial surgery

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