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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- General urology
- Urinary tract stones
- Urological oncology
I was appointed as a Consultant Urological Surgeon in Bournemouth in May 2007. I graduate from Cambridge University (pre-clinical studies) with a double first in 1990 and from Oxford University (clinical studies) in 1993. I trained in Urology in Oxford, Edinburgh, and Melbourne (where I undertook a fellowship). I provide a full general urology service with a specific interest in prostate disease / prostate cancer, bladder and kidney cancer, and keyhole (laparoscopic and robotic) surgery.
I am actively involved in the training of urological surgeons. I write exam questions for the final FRCS Urology examination and I am a viva examiner.
Areas of interest
Urological cancer; Urological Oncology; Laparoscopic and robotic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Prostate disease; Prostate Cancer; PSA testing; Prostate cancer diagnostics; Radical prostatectomy (robotic and laparoscopic); Bladder Cancer; Kidney Cancer; Testis cancer; Urothelial cancer; General Urology; Bladder problems; Male and female lower urinary tract symptoms; Urinary tract infection; Scrotum problems; Foreskin / penis problems; Vasectomy; Hydroceles; Circumcision
Current NHS consultant posts held
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Trust (appointed May 2007)
I undertook a period of full time research in Oxford 1998-2000 and wrote my MD thesis on the growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) in kidney cancer.
I have published widely throughout my career, most recently on aspects of prostate cancer / laparoscipic surgery for prostate cancer.
I live locally, am married to a teacher, and have 14 year old twins. I like to run, ski, and do DIY. I am a committed Christian. We are actively involved in our local church and local skatepark (see www.streetlightproject.org.uk and www.thepointwimborne.org)
2004 I was elected to the office of Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
2002 My MD thesis was awarded the European Association of Urology Thesis Award for the best research thesis that year.
2000 I was presented with the Heinrich Warner Prize in Hamburg (awarded biennually) for outstanding research in uro-oncology.
I am co-author of the Oxford Handbook of Urological Surgery (a widely used textbook of operative urology).
I have published original papers and review articles regularly throughout my career.
Courses offered to GPs
I am happy to speak on any aspect of urology, but in particular on prostate disease and urological cancers.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- BM BCh University of Oxford 1993
- DM University of Oxford 2001
- FRCS Urology Royal College of Surgeons of England 2005
- Fellowship in Urological Oncology Monash University, Melbourne 2005
Reference number 4032928
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- FRCS Urology Viva Examiner Royal College of Surgeons 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- Urology, 2007
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
British Association of Urological Surgeons
European Association of Urology
American Urological Association
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
- Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, BH1 1RW
- 09:30 - 12:30
- 01202 551060
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