James Paul O’Neill

Professor O’Neill is an expert in General Otolaryngology, Thyroid and Parathyroid disease, Head and Neck cancers, Laryngopharyngeal disorders, Voice and Swallowing disturbances, Parotid and Submandibular Surgery, Oral cavity cancer, Sino-nasal, Skull base and Craniofacial surgery.

In 2001, 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 (MMSc) in Queens University Belfast.  

In July 2010 he began a two year cancer fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. In 2013 he was appointed Consultant Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeon in St James Hospital, Dublin. In 2014 he was appointed Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at RCSI and began his surgical and academic duties in Beaumont Hospital.  

He has published multiple research papers, book chapters and two textbooks with Elsevier publishers on Head & Neck disease and Otolaryngology. In 2018 he was awarded ‘Consultant Trainer of the Year’ by The Royal Academy of Medicine of Ireland (Otolaryngology Division) and in 2019 the ‘Silver Scalpel’ for outstanding contribution to post graduate surgical training by The Irish Surgical Training Group (ISTG).

Academic appointments

Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

September 2014 - Present

Dublin, Ireland

Non-academic appointments


IFHNOS (International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies)

 June 2018 - Present


Undergraduate & Postgraduate Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Teaching

Elsevier Texbooks x2 'Self Assessment in Otolaryngology' & 'Self Assessment in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology'

RCSI lead- Head and Neck Anatomy course

International lecturing and teaching with IFHNOS (International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies)

Beaumont Private Clinic

Beaumont Private Clinic is located in the grounds of Beaumont Public Hospital and consists of Consulting Suites, a Radiology Department, Phlebotomy service and Clinical Audiology service There are no In-Patient facilities available in the Clinic. Beaumont Private Clinic is conveniently located on the grounds of Beaumont Hospital with parking adjacent to it.

Blackrock Clinic

Blackrock Clinic is a private teaching hospital in Blackrock, Dublin. It is associated with both the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and University College Dublin. Blackrock Clinic performs a wide range of medical, surgical and diagnostic procedures at their private healthcare facility in Dublin.

Bons Secours Hospital

The Bon Secours Hospital, Dublin is a private hospital in Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland. The hospital is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health. This includes sister hospitals in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Tralee. The hospital provides a range of tests, examinations, surgical procedures and medical services on an inpatient, day case and out patient basis.

Note: Prof O’Neill does not provide clinic rooms in Dublin's Bons Secours Hospital, just theatre procedures.

Other locations

Bon Secours Hospital

Blackrock Clinic

Beaumont Hospital

Publications & Research

Safety Recommendations for Evaluation and Surgery of the Head and Neck During the COVID-19 Pandemic

[Journal Article] Givi B, Schiff BA, Chinn SB, Clayburgh D, Iyer NG, Jalisi S, Moore MG, Nathan CA, Orloff LA, O'Neill JP, Parker N, Zender C, Morris LGT, Davies L.Givi B, et al.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg

31 Mar 2020

Post-transplant malignancy in solid organ transplant recipients in Ireland. The Irish Transplant Cancer Group

[Journal Article] O'Neill JP, Sexton DJ, O'Leary E, O'Kelly P, Murray S, Deady S, Daly F, Williams Y, Dean B, Fitzgerald C, Murad A, Mansoor N, O'Neill JO, Egan J, Houlihan DD, McCormick PA, Morris PG, Ni Raghallaigh S, Little D, Moloney FJ, Conlon P.

Clinical Transplantation

33 (10):E13669


Merkel Cell Carcinoma in Kidney Transplant Recipients in Ireland 1964-2018

[Journal Article] Keeling E, Murray SL, Williams Y, Sexton DJ, O'Kelly P, Deady S, O'Leary E, Dorman A, Roche M, Ni Raghallaigh S, McCormick A, Moloney FJ, O'Neill JP, Conlon PJ.

Br J Dermatology



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Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology (First Edition)

(2014) James Paul O'Neill & Jatin P. Shah

Self-Assessment in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive medical reference book that showcases international, expert knowledge and judgment in the practice of head and neck surgery and oncology. It offers a variety of true/false statements and multiple-choice questions, as well as patient and case histories, coverage of the newest technologies, and much more.

Self Assessment in Otolaryngology (First Edition)

(2016) James Paul O'Neill & Jatin P. Shah

Self-Assessment in Otolaryngology, covers the entire field of otolaryngology, offering 24 comprehensive chapters filled with questions and answers, bulleted information, case histories, and much more. Written by specialists from around the world, this one-of-a-kind self-assessment tool showcases today's international, expert knowledge and judgment in the practice of otolaryngology.