Consultants

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Dr Rohna Kearney

Consultant Urogynaecologist, Clinical Head of Gynaecology Division

Qualifications

MD, MRCOG


Special Interests

Incontinence, prolapse, perineal care, laparoscopic surgery. Subspecialist in Urogynaecology.


Biography

Dr Kearney is a Consultant Urogynaecologist and Clinical Head of Gynaecology at Saint Mary’s Hospital, Manchester. She qualified from University College Dublin in 1996 and trained in Ireland, US and UK. After completing a research fellowship in the Department of Pelvic Floor Surgery at the University of Michigan researching pelvic floor imaging and the pathogenesis of childbirth related pelvic floor injury, she completed her subspecialty training in urogynaecology at University College Hospital, London with a strong focus on laparoscopic urogynaecology. Following this she was appointed as a Consultant Gynaecologist to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 2006 and moved to St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester in 2014. Dr Kearney works in the Warrell unit, the North West tertiary centre for pelvic floor disorders and mesh complications.

Dr Kearney is actively involved in research and her current research is looking at self-management of vaginal support pessaries and obstructed defecation after anal sphincter injury. She supervises nursing and medical colleagues undertaking research degrees. She was the topic lead for prolapse on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline committee for urinary incontinence and prolapse, published in 2019. She was part of the NICE group developing patient decisions aids for surgical management of incontinence, prolapse and mesh complications. Dr Kearney is a member of NHS England Clinical Reference Group for Women’s Specialised Services and a clinical member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist’s Women’s network.

As Clinical Head of Gynaecology, Dr Kearney works with colleagues from all sites of the Saint Mary’s Clinical Service to promote excellence in delivery of Gynaecology care.

Contact:

PA Hannah Ruttersmith

Email: Hannah.ruttersmith@mft.nhs.uk