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23 September 2021

Professor Prokar Dasgupta awarded Kings James IV Professorship

The highly regarded title is awarded by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Prokar Dasgupta

Professor Dasgupta is Professor of Surgery and Chair in Robotic Surgery and Urological Innovation at King’s, and is also a member of the Prostate Cancer Research Group.

The King James IV Professorship is intended to recognise a substantial body of work by an individual not less than 5 years from substantive appointment as a consultant or an equivalent position.

It is a great honour to receive the King James IV Professorship, the most senior award of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. It recognises over 25 years of translational research which has positively impacted the quality of life of many patients with overactive bladders”

Professor Prokar Dasgupta

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) Edinburgh established the lectureships in open competition to practitioners of surgery or dental surgery who have made a significant contribution to the clinical and/or scientific basis of surgery. Only up to five King James Professorships may be awarded annually - two to Dental Fellows and three to Surgical Fellows of the College.

King James IV of Scotland, who confirmed this College's Seal of Cause on 13 October 1506, had an interest in all matters scientific, including medicine and surgery, and was particularly proud of his skill as a dental surgeon, adopting the somewhat unusual practise of paying patients on whom he operated.”

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II gave permission for the College to use the title King James IV Professorship.

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Prokar  Dasgupta

Professor of Surgery