Approved Fellowships and Fellows' Gallery
This page includes a table of the Urology Fellowships which have been approved under the RCS Senior Clinical Fellowship Scheme. The gallery below provides provides information about Urology Fellows under the Scheme.
RCS Senior Clinical Fellowships in Urology
|Period of approval||
Fellowship Tutor/Lead Consultant
|Newcastle Female and Functional Urology Fellowship||Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||July 2016 - June 2019||Mr Christopher K Harding, Consultant Urological Surgeon|
Lister Urological Robotic Fellowship
Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre
|April 2016 - March 2019||
Mr J M Adshead, Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon
|Leeds Pelvic Uro-oncology Fellowship||Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust||September 2014 - August 2017 (currently applying for reapproval)
||Mr Sunjay Jain, Consultant Urologist|
|Dublin Beaumont Kidney Transplantation Fellowship
||Beaumont Hospital, Dublin||Initially approved December 2014; reapproved October 2018 - September 2021
||Ms Dilly Little, Consultant Urologist|
|The Guy’s Bladder Cancer Fellowship Programme||Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital||August 2015 - July 2018||Mr Ramesh Thurairaja, Consultant Urologist|
Addenbrooke’s Uro-oncology Fellowship
|Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust||January 2018 - December 2020||Mr Nimish Shah, Consultant Urologist|
|Renal Cancer Fellowship||
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
|July 2018 - June 2021
||Mr Faiz Mumtaz, Consultant Urological Surgeon|
Gallery of RCS Senior Clinical Fellows in Urology
Leeds Pelvic Uro-Oncology Fellowship, St James's University Hospital, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, June 2017 - June 2018
Current post (October 2018): Post-CCT Fellow at St James's University Hospital, Leeds
"I managed to achieve excellent progress during my Fellowship in Leeds, in terms of developing my clinical knowledge, outpatient management and surgical skills. My clinical knowledge and appreciation of the latest clinical evidence was demonstrated in the 2018 EAU Annual Congress in Copenhagen where I won 1st prize for knowledge of the EAU Guidelines. I am now able to perform independently a robotic radical prostatectomy and an open radical cystectomy. I also had the opportunity to participate in more than 30 robotic cystectomies and I have performed a few without assistance (excluding the conduit). I will soon return to Greece to the Naval and Veterans Hospital of Athens, as a consultant and I will be able to provide open and robotic pelvic surgery and high quality care for our patients and also the Greek population. I would not have managed this without the excellent training from my mentors in Leeds.''
Kidney Transplantation Fellowship, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, July 2017 - July 2018
Current post (October 2018): Consultant Urologist, Arcadia Private Hospital, Iasi, Romania
"The Kidney Transplantation Fellowship at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, is a great opportunity for Urologists and other surgical specialties with interest in solid organ transplantation. I undertook this Fellowship for one year, but this was enough for the excellent surgical team at Beaumont Hospital to train me in all aspects of renal transplantation: live donor nephrectomies pure laparoscopic and hand-assisted, renal transplantation, retrievals from both DBD and DCD, alone and in conjunction with the retrieval abdominal team. I was impressed by the organisation of the entire department and by everyone's involvement in the process of renal transplantation. The training left me at the end of the year with enough knowledge and surgical skills to work independently as a Transplant Surgeon. I highly recommend this programme at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin."
The Guy’s Bladder Cancer Fellowship Programme, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, September 2016 – June 2017
Current post (June 2017): Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter
"The Guy’s Fellowship was an extraordinary learning experience and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Guy’s Hospital is a high volume pelvic cancer centre offering a structured robotic training programme with console experience from the outset. Theatre lists are set up to provide ample time for training, allowing Fellows to rapidly develop operative skills. Mr Thurairaja and Professor Khan are excellent trainers – close supervision is provided during the initial stages and Fellows progress rapidly as advice and guidance is given without them taking over.
The Fellowship also provides open surgical experience, including cystectomies, complex reconstructive procedures and pelvic exenterations. A significant proportion of the patients are high risk and surgically challenging, so operative skills and peri-operative patient care are optimised. A dedicated weekly bladder cancer MDT ensures that patient management and decision-making skills are developed concurrently with surgical technique.
There are ample opportunities for research and teaching with weekly educational meetings attended by all consultants, trainees and fellows. Time is provided in the Fellow’s work schedule to gain expertise in other subspecialties, and during my time at Guys I also gained experience in andrology and open and robotic upper tract surgery. Living in the centre of London was an equally amazing experience and during my time there I have fostered great friendships with my colleagues and mentors. This Fellowship has allowed me to make a seamless transition into an NHS consultant post offering open and robotic pelvic surgery. This would not have been possible without the excellent training I received."
Lister Urological Robotic Fellowship, Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre, August 2016 - August 2017
Current (November 2017) post: Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon, Geelong, Australia
"The robotic urology Fellowship at Lister has allowed me to gain all the necessary skills to become an independent robotic surgeon. There was very large exposure to Robotic Radical Prostatectomy, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Robotic Pyeloplasty and Robotic Nephrectomy. The skills and procedures I became proficient in were an invaluable adjunct to my training in Australia, and I am very grateful to be taking these back to improve the management of my patients. In addition to the vast operating experience the Fellowship offered ample opportunities for research and teaching. As a bonus, there was plenty of time during this year for my family and I to travel around the UK and Europe. However, most importantly, I managed to foster long-lasting relationships with my colleagues and mentors."
Lister Urological Robotic Fellowship, Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre, August 2015 - August 2016
Current (November 2017) post: Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
"The Fellowship offers a structured training programme in robotic pelvic and upper tract surgery. Having observed and been part of robotic training programmes in USA and Europe, I can vouch for the unparalleled high quality training the Lister Fellowship has to offer. This experience has transformed me from a novice to a highly skilled robotic surgeon with international standards. Early console experience is encouraged. I have personally performed over 100 robotic cases as primary surgeon during the Fellowship. Additionally the Fellowship encourages high quality academic activity and also practices novel surgical strategies such as at the Neurosafe technique.The fellowship has facilitated my smooth transitioning to NHS consultancy and I now provide a high quality robotic service to our patient population at the South Tees.Finally I would like to cherish the many friendships that I have developed with a very affable group of people at the Lister hospital."
Lister Urological Robotic Fellowship, Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre, August 2014 - July 2015
Current post: Consultant Urologist and Robotic Surgeon, University College London Hospital
"Through this fellowship I was able to take responsibility for all elements of a patients care with help and guidance available when needed. In this way I was able to transition from working under supervision to providing high quality care for my patients as their consultant."