Conor Delaney, MD, PhD

Colon and Rectal Surgery

General Surgery

  • Division Chief, Colorectal Surgery, UH Case Medical Center
  • Murdough Master Clinician, Colorectal Surgery, UH Case Medical Center
  • Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, UH Case Medical Center
  • Interim Chairman, Department of Surgery, UH Case Medical Center
  • Professor, Surgery, CWRU School of Medicine

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Conor Delaney, MD, PhD

Education & Training

Medical / Professional School(s)

1989, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland


1990, Rotator - Mater Hospital


1999, General Surgery - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


2000, Colon and Rectal Surgery - Cleveland Clinic

Research Fellowship

1996, Transplant Immunology - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center UPMC


Colonoscopy, Diverticulitis, Gastrointestional Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery, Lower Gastrointestinal Cancer, Rectal Pathology, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Sphincter-Saving Surgery, Recurrent Colon and Rectal Cancer, Rectal Cancer

Office Locations

UH Case Medical Center
Department of Surgery-Colorectal
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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Selected Publications

Transanal total mesorectal excision: a systematic review of the experimental and clinical evidence.
Araujo SE, Crawshaw B, Mendes CR, Delaney CP

The effect of transversus abdominis plane blocks on postoperative pain in laparoscopic colorectal surgery: a prospective, randomized, double-blind trial.
Keller DS, Ermlich BO, Schiltz N, Champagne BJ, Reynolds HL Jr, Stein SL, Delaney CP

Factors influencing disease recurrence after ileocolic resection in adult and pediatric onset Crohn's disease.
Bobanga ID, Bai S, Swanson MA, Champagne BJ, Reynolds HJ, Delaney CP, Barksdale EM Jr, Stein SL

Readmissions after ileostomy closure: cause to revisit a standardized enhanced recovery pathway?
Keller DS, Swendseid B, Khan S, Delaney CP

Standardization of Laparoscopic Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer: A Structured International Expert Consensus.
Miskovic D, Foster J, Agha A, Delaney CP, Francis N, Hasegawa H, Karachun A, Kim SH, Law WL, Marks J, Morino M, Panis Y, Uriburu JC, Wexner SD, Parvaiz A

Cost-effectiveness of laparoscopy in rectal cancer.
Keller DS, Champagne BJ, Reynolds HL Jr, Stein SL, Delaney CP

A Systematic Review of Economic Evaluations of Enhanced Recovery Pathways for Colorectal Surgery.
Adamina M, Senagore AJ, Delaney CP, Kehlet H

Laparoscopy plus enhanced recovery: optimizing the benefits of MIS through SAGES 'SMART' program.
Feldman LS, Delaney CP

Risk Prediction Score in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Training: Experience From the English National Training Program.
Mackenzie H, Miskovic D, Ni M, Tan WS, Keller DS, Tang CL, Delaney CP, Coleman MG, Hanna GB

Short-duration virtual reality simulation training positively impacts performance during laparoscopic colectomy in animal model: results of a single-blinded randomized trial : VR warm-up for laparoscopic colectomy.
Araujo SE, Delaney CP, Seid VE, Imperiale AR, Bertoncini AB, Nahas SC, Cecconello I

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Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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For calendar year 2012, Conor Delaney, MD, PhD did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.