Undergraduate Training

I won a place to read Medicine at the University of Cambridge in 1986.  I obtained my BA (Hons) degree in Medical Sciences in 1989 and the following qualifications: MB BChir (Cantab) 1991, MA (Cantab) 1991.

Urological Training

Between 1997 and 2004, I received specialist training in Urology in London.  I undertook research on the role of urinary sodium in the sensation of urgency in patients with an Overactive Bladder.  I was awarded a British Urological Foundation Scholarship and the Short Paper Prize from the Urology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Consultant Urological Surgeon

In 2003, I obtained my specialist qualification of FRCS (Urol).  I undertook sub-specialty training in Female, Reconstructive and Neuro-Urology at the Institute of Urology in London and gained entry to the Specialist Registry in Urology of the General Medical Council in 2004.  In the same year, I was appointed Consultant Urological Surgeon to St. George’s Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer to St George’s, University of London.  I was Head of Department between 2008 to 2011.

Sub-Specialty Interests in Functional and Reconstructive Urology

I introduced the use of Botulinum toxin for Overactive and Neurogenic Bladder.  I promoted the artificial urinary sphincter surgery for adult and adolescent patients.  I worked closely with my Urogynaecology and Oncological Gynaecology colleagues in complex pelvic surgery.  I collaborated with my Paediatric Urology colleagues to ensure a smooth transition of care for our Spina Bifida patients as they approach adulthood.  I provided urological care to patients at Atkinson Morley Unit.  I was a Personal Tutor and Responsible Examiner for Penultimate Year OSCE; Educational and Clinical Supervisor to trainees.  After a year’s sabbatical in Singapore,  I returned to the UK in 2015 to continue my sub-specialty interest in Functional and Reconstructive Urology at Stanmore Spinal Injury Unit and St George’s Hospital.