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Christopher Chapple is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Thornbury Hospital and Claremont Hospital, an Honorary Professor at University of Sheffield and a Visiting Professor at Sheffield Hallam University. He is particularly interested in functional reconstruction of the lower urinary tract and the underlying pharmacological control mechanisms, and provides a tertiary service in lower urinary tract reconstructive surgery. He trained at the Middlesex Hospital where he completed his doctorate thesis. He continued there and the Institute of Urology in London for his sub-specialist training. He is Secretary General of the European Association of Urology, having previously been Chairman of the International Relations Committee, Adjunct Secretary General Responsible for Education, and Director of the European School of Urology. He is the Coordinator of the European Reference Network (ERN) for rare urogenital diseases and complex conditions (eUROGEN); a network of 29 healthcare providers across Europe. He was editor-in-chief of the journal Neurourology and Urodynamics from 2006-2016 and is on the editorial board of several international journals. He is an active member of many urological associations and societies including the British Association of Urological Surgeons, the European Association of Urology, the International Continence Society, the Association of Academic European Urologists and the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. He has chaired a number of guidelines initiatives including the NICE GDG on Male LUTS and the ICUD Consultation on Male LUTS. BAUS awarded him the St Peter’s Medal in 2011 and SUFU awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. Prof. Chapple has co-authored 750+ articles, comments and letters in peer-reviewed journals, and has written several chapters and books.
Areas of interest
functional urology; female urology; reconstructive urology; pharmacology; complex urology; re-do procedures; pelvic organ prolapse; urinary incontinence (male/female); benign prostatic hyperplasia; mesh complications; urethroplasty; urethral strictures; cystoplasty; tissue engineering; urodynamics; flexible cystoscopy; overactive bladder; underactive bladder; detrusor overactivity; urinary fistula; vesicovaginal fistula; ureterovaginal fistula; urinary diverticulum; bladder reconstruction; cystoplasty; urinary diversion; ureteral reconstruction; urethral reconstruction; urethral disruption injuries;
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Urological Surgeon at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Functional reconstruction of the lower urinary tract and the underlying pharmacological control mechanisms.
St Peter's Medal, British Association of Urological Surgeons, 2011.
Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), 2015.
750+ articles, comments and letters in peer-reviewed journals, and several chapters and books.
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- BSc (1st Class Honours) University of London 1977
- MB.BS. University of London 1980
- Final Fellowship Royal College of Surgeons 1984
- FRCS (Urol) Royal College of Surgeons 1990
- MD University of London 1990
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- BMI Thornbury Hospital, S10 3BR
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- Claremont Hospital, S10 5UB
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