Professor Prokar Dasgupta
Dr Shamim Khan
Mr Kamran Ahmed
Professor Sebastien Ourselin
Academic Urology is an integral part of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London. Supported by grant funding from the MRC, Wellcome Trust, EPSRC, UKRI and The Urology Foundation amongst others, it is widely recognised amongst NIHR clinical-academic trainees as a highly productive group that has successfully nurtured a number of young academic careers over the last 20 years within an outstanding university environment.
We have a unique multi-disciplinary Prostate Cancer Research Programme which featured in the European Association of Urology TV as a beacon project. We pioneered the use and the fundamental science behind Botox in overactive bladders. We are one of the most recognised simulation programs in the world and have over 300 publications in the field of educational research and curriculum development which has influenced decisions made by the GMC and DOH.
The King’s-Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery is the only such in the UK and our clinical fellowships are accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the European Association of Urology. We are one of the largest volume surgical centres in the UK having integrated GSTT-KCH NHS Trusts within the wider Clinical Academic Group – King’s Urology. Our “one-stop” urology centre built with £3.5m of grant funding remains a centre of excellence for rapid diagnostics. Our stone unit is one of the largest in Europe and we cater to all other sub-specialities such as andrology, reconstructive and functional urology. We have a number of leadership roles within BAUS Council and the British Journal of Urology International.
We are an integral part of the King’s Health Partners Surgical Academy and Surgical and Interventional Engineering within the MedTech Hub at St. Thomas’ Hospital with a budget of £110m.