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I am a fellowship trained Academic Urological Surgeon working in Glasgow, managing patients with prostate and bladder cancer as part of my practice. I am one of a handful of U.K. surgeons trained to perform surgery for prostate and bladder cancer using a Robotic (Da Vinci) platform.
After graduating from the University of Glasgow, I spend most of my training in the West of Scotland, where I was trained fully in open, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. To complete my training I undertook a fellowship at one of Europe’s highest volume Robotic Uro-Oncology centres at University College London Hospital (UCLH) where I was fully trained to perform Robotic Radical Prostatectomies and Robotic Radical Cystectomies for the management of Prostate and Bladder Cancer respectively.
I have recently returned to Scotland as a Consultant, and am part of the team that has successfully set up, and trained members of the Robotic Pelvic Cancer Service in the West of Scotland.
Based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) in Glasgow, I am one of the highest volume Robotic Prostatectomists in the United Kingdom. As part of my NHS practice, I also offer Radical Cystectomy for High Risk/Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer.
I also manage patients with benign and malignant disorders of the prostate and bladder. I offer the whole spectrum of management, from initial diagnosis to treatment and subsequent follow-up. In addition, I offer treatment for inguino-scrotal disorders.
Areas of interest
Benign Prostate Disease;
Minimally Invasive/Robotic Surgery;
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital,
I am also currently a Clinical Senior Lecturer and CRUK Clinician Scientist in Uro-oncology at the CRUK: Beatson Institute and the Institute for Cancer Sciences at the University of Glasgow. I carried out my PhD (2007-2011) at the Beatson under the supervision of Professors Owen J Samson and Hing Y Leung, looking at the role of Wnt signalling in bladder cancer (funded by the MRC and CRUK). My current research interest is in understanding the mechanisms of treatment resistance in advanced prostate cancer. As part of the Urology Group at the Beatson, the work in my laboratory uses novel in vivo models in conjunction with patient samples to interrogate the disease processes in advanced and treatment resistant prostate cancer. This is funded by a £1.5 million Clinician Scientist Fellowship from CRUK, making me one of only 3 Urologists in the UK to currently hold such an award.
2017 - NHS GG&C Chairman's Award - Gold
2017 - EAU Best Paper in Fundamental Research
2014 - ARTP Award (L'Association pour la Recherche sur les Tumeurs de la Prostate)
2013 - Thomas and Margaret Smellie Prize
2013 - Hunterian Professorship – Royal College of Surgeons of England
2013 - EAU Prostate Cancer Research Award
2012 - The Royal Medico-Chirurgical Society of Glasgow Prize,
2011 - Sir James Black Medal, Scottish Society of Experimental Medicine
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- MB ChB University of Glasgow 2003
- MRCS RCPSG 2005
- PhD University of Glasgow 2011
- FRCS (Urol) RCS England 2014
- FEBU EBU 2015
- BSc (MedSci) Hons University of Glasgow 2001
- Robotic Uro-Oncology Fellowship UCLH 2015
Reference number 6075040
Details of entry to specialist register
- Urology, 2016
Affiliations / memberships
General Medical Council (GMC)
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG)
Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng)
British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
BAUS Section of Academic Urology
British Association of Cancer Research (BACR)
European Association of Urology (EAU)
European Society of Urological Research (ESUR)
European Association of Cancer Research (EACR)
Societe Internationale d’Urologie (SIU)
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.