Conor P. Delaney, MD, MCh, PhD, FRCSI, FACS, FASCRS (Hon) (Rectal Surgery)

Chairman, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
Victor W. Fazio MD Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland Clinic
Professor of Surgery,
Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Conor P. Delaney, MD, PhD, is Chairman of the Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, with responsibility for the Departments of Colorectal Surgery, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Surgery. He holds a Master of Surgery and PhD degree from the University College Dublin in Ireland. His postgraduate education included a residency through the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Cleveland Clinic. Dr Delaney holds the Victor W. Fazio MD Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery.

Dr. Delaney has received a number of prizes, scholarships and awards over the course of his career in training, education and research. He is a member and serves on administrative committees of many national and international professional societies, serves on the editorial board of eight national and international journals, and is the founder and past-president of the International Society for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, and Midwest Surgical Association. He has a number of patents, and several years ago founded a healthcare analytics company called Socrates Analytics based on his his interest in IT, healthcare finances, process and operations.

Dr. Delaney has given over 300 lectures nationally and internationally and has published eight books and about three hundred other manuscripts in scientific journals on topics relating to surgical education, colorectal cancer surgery, laparoscopic colorectal surgery and peri-operative care for intestinal surgery. His clinical interests include laparoscopic colorectal surgery, carcinoma of the colon, rectum and anus; Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, sphincter-saving surgery, re-operative abdominal surgery and colonoscopy. His research interests include various aspects of colorectal surgery, cost-efficiency in surgery, and surgical education.