Professional background

Mr McCullough qualified from the Royal College of surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in 1996. Following his internship he was awarded a teaching scholarship from RCSI during which time he completed his masters in anatomy. After basic surgical training he was awarded a postgraduate research scholarship from Trinity College Dublin investigating post-operative gastric function.

After a year as a junior registrar in Wexford, Ireland he gained a position on the North East Thames higher surgical training scheme. He achieved his certificate of completion of specialist training in 2009 following which he was awarded an ethicon laparoscopic and pelvic floor fellowship at University College Hospital, London. Upon completion of his fellowship Mr McCullough was appointed as a consultant surgeon at UCH.

Mr McCullough is currently the clinical lead for gastrointestinal surgery at UCLH and the surgical lead of the hospital’s intestinal failure unit.

Research interests

  • Surgery for intestinal failure
  • Complex abdominal hernias & abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive surgery for colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Complex proctology (haemorrhoids, fistula-in-ano, anal fissure)