Rohna Kearney, one of the UK’s leading urogynaecologists, has joined the team at North West Gynaecology. Rohna qualified in medicine at University College Dublin in 1996.
She is a consultant gynaecologist and subspecialty trained surgeon in urogynaecology accredited by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She trained in Ireland, England and USA, completing a research fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. This let to the award of a MD for work on the clinical and radiological pathogenesis of obstetric pelvic floor injury. She completed subspecialty training in urogynaecology with a strong focus on laparoscopic urogynaecology at University College Hospital, London, in 2006.
She was appointed as a consultant urogynaecologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge in 2006. At Cambridge she led the team that won a Health Enterprise East Innovation award for patient dignity and experience.
She relocated to Manchester in 2014 and her NHS practice is based at St Mary’s Hospital. She sees women with a variety of pelvic floor problems including incontinence, prolapse, recurrent urinary tract infections and postpartum perineal problems.
She has an active research interest in quality improvement, laparoscopic surgery and postpartum pelvic floor health and has published original research in peer review journals and authored book chapters. She has served on the research subcommittee of the British Society of Urogynaecology.