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Wasim Mahmalji, MBBS, BSc, MSc, MRCS, FRCS
 
Dr. Wasim Mahmalji MBBS, BSc, MSc, MRCS, FRCS is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at the Wye Valley NHS Trust, England, United Kingdom. He completed his urological training in the South London/Thames area in the UK in 2015 and at 34 years of age he became one of the youngest consultants in the UK in the same year. He has a specialist interest in stone disease, Core Urology, Endourology and Education.

He obtained his medical degree in 2006 from Queen Mary University of London. Further higher degrees include a BSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Queen Mary University of London (2005) and an MSc in Advanced Surgical Practice from Cardiff University (2012). He is also a Member (MRCS 2009) and Fellow (FRCS 2014) of the Royal College of Surgeons, England in Urology.

Dr. Mahmalji has performed over 7000 urological procedures, both elective and emergency and was the first surgeon to offer the UroLift procedure in the NHS in the West Midlands. He has also been involved in investment of state of the art stone holmium lasers and ureteroscopies at his hospital. He attends frequent meetings and courses to stay up to date.

Appointed as stone and education lead at his hospital and West Midlands Urology Audit Lead, Dr. Mahmalji has always been heavily involved in audit, research, teaching and training to both under and post graduate students. He now chairs the West Midlands, UK audit and research meetings. He is also the Senior Academy Tutor for International Medical Education, John Ross Postgraduate Medical Centre Wye Valley NHS Trust, England, United Kingdom

He has had the privilege of multiple podium presentations at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) UK, the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS), the European Association of Urology (EAU) and other international conferences. He has also won and been shortlisted for multiple urological awards and prizes.

He has published 3 chapters in a urological text books and has been a lead and/or co-author in many publications with many pending and has has reviewed for multiple journals.
 

 
Dr. Yih Chyn Phan, MB ChB, MRCS
 
​Dr. Yih Chyn Phan is currently a urology trainee in the West Midlands denary in the UK, with a special interest in endourology. Prior to joining Hereford County Hospital, he has worked in Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and East Surrey Hospital, under the supervision of Prof Abhay Rane. Throughout his urology training, he has been fortunate enough to present his work and projects in BAUS, WCE, AUA, EAU, and SIU conferences.
 

 
Dr. Marco Bolgeri, FRCS (Urol) FEBU
 
Dr. Marco Bolgeri is a full-time Consultant Urological Surgeon with special interest in the management of urinary stone disease and complex Endourology at St.George’s Hospital, a high volume tertiary referral centre in London with over 500 Endourology cases performed per year.

​Dr. Bolgeri graduated with honors from the University of Udine, his hometown in Italy, and subsequently moved to the UK, where he completed the entirety of his postgraduate training including his higher training in Urology on the London South Thames Programme.
During his training Marco developed a special interest in Stone disease and complex Endourology, and refined his skills working in tertiary referral centres such as St.George’s University Hospital and University College London Hospital, where he completed a year-long post-CCT Fellowship, developing competences in minimally invasive percutaneous stone treatment (UltraMini and SuperMini PCNL) and endoscopic combined intrarenal surgery (ECIRS) for the treatment of complex stones and strictures. He is looking to set up a minimally invasive PCNL service at St. George’s in the near future.

Dr. Bolgeri is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Urol) since 2013 and of the European Board of Urology (FEBU) since 2014. He is also a member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS).

Dr. Bolgeri has an interest in research related to urinary stone disease. He has been involved in the recruitment of patients onto NIHR-funded multi-centre studies such as SUSPEND and TISU, and he is now involved in recruitment for the PUrE trial. He has completed a Master degree in Urology at University College London. His research project on novel biomarkers of renal injury in patients with ureteric stones collected several awards including the Geoffrey Chisholm gold medal and the Dean’s Postgraduate Master’s Project 1st prize 2015/16 at University College London. He is currently setting up research trials on stone-related sepsis and pre-procedural antibiotic prophylaxis at St. George’s.
 

 
Dr. Oliver Wiseman, MA, FRCS (Urol)
 

Dr. Oliver Wiseman is a Consultant Urologist based at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK. He specialises in the treatment of kidney stones, including use of the holmium laser to treat kidney stones and in the minimally invasive management of patients with upper tract transitional cell cancer (TCC). He runs a number of training courses in the UK teaching stone surgery, and has been invited to operate and lecture nationally and internationally on stone disease.

​He qualified in Cambridge and following basic surgical training, he underwent specialist training in urology in London, including at Guys Hospital and UCLH ("The Institute of Urology"). He has published widely including articles relating to the management of patients with renal stone disease, and has written articles for GP journals, and chapters in text books. He is actively involved in training medical students in Cambridge and training programme director for urology registrars on rotation in the East of England.

He is on the council of The British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS), a trustee and honorary treasurer elect of BAUS, and is on BAUS Section of Endourology. More recently he has been invited to be on the Awards Committee of the EndoUrological Society, and has also been asked to join the European Association of Urology Section of Uro-Technology (ESUT) as a committee member. In 2017 he was awarded the Karl Storz Harold Hopkins Golden telescope by BAUS, an award which recognises excellence in young urologists.

 

 
Dr. Jake Patterson
 

Dr. Jake Patterson is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, having been appointed following training in Yorkshire, UK. He practices as an Endoluminal Endourologist and leads a busy multidisciplinary stone team with a large tertiary practice, including providing cover to the UK's second-largest regional spinal injuries centre. He has special interests in complex stone disease in neuropathic patients and also in medical device development, as well as ureteroscopic and percutaneous stone surgery and the management of other benign and malignant upper urinary tract diseases including the diagnosis and endoluminal management of upper tract urothelial cancer.

​Dr. Patterson also holds a position as Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and is an experienced and enthusiastic under-graduate and post-graduate teacher, especially in clinical skills tuition. He is an active researcher, acting as principle investigator for a number of multi-centre trials, and is a reviewer for most major Urology journals in the field of Endourology.

 

 
Jonathan Cobley, MBBCh, MRCS
 
​Dr. Jonathan Cobley is currently working at Hereford County Hospital as a Urology Clinical Fellow and has a special interest in Endourology. His undergraduate studies were at Cardiff University, and he stayed in South Wales for his Foundation Years. He subsequently completed Core Surgical Training in the West Midlands deanery, working at Worcester Royal Hospital and Alexandra Hospital, Redditch.
 

 
Dr. ​Jonathan Glass
 
​Dr. Jonathan Glass is a consultant urologist and stone surgeon at Guy’s Hospital having been appointed in 2018. He introduced flexible ureteroscopy and Holmium Laser lithotripsy to the stone unit at Guy’s in 2000. He has experience in minimally invasive stone surgery and has performed over 750 PCNL’s ranging in age from 11 months old to 91 years. Dr. Glass is the senior stone surgeon at Guy’s and has developed an interest in stone disease in patients with neurological pathology and stone disease in children.

Within British urology, Dr. Glass has been a Training programme director for over 10 years and is now on the Surgical Advisory committee for Urology. He has been on the committee of the section of Endourology of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) since being elected in 2010; In 2014 he was elected as secretary and from September 2017 he has become chairman of the section. Dr. Glass sits on the council of BAUS. He has been on the faculty of the BAUS ureteroscopy course, the Advanced PCNL access course and the Modern Management of Stone Disease course as well as teaching on the section of endourology residential course. He has been contributing author to over 40 peer reviewed papers.
 

 
Dr. Muddassar Hussain

Dr. Muddassar Hussain qualified as a medical doctor from King’s College London in 2006. He then completed two years as a Foundation Year doctor, followed by two years of general surgical and urological experience, both in the South-East of England. He started his five-year focussed urology training in London and Kent/Surrey/Sussex in 2010 during which time he completed two fellowship years in the management of complex stone disease and complex open renal surgery at Guy’s Hospital in London. Dr. Hussain also achieved a Masters degree with distinction in Urology from University College London during his early urological training. He then completed a Fellowship in robotic and laparoscopic kidney surgery at Frimley Park Hospital and continued on as a substantive consultant thereafter.

Dr. Hussain is Department lead on Frimley Park Hospital’s Clinical Effectiveness and Audit Committee, chairs a monthly Morbidity & Mortality meeting and is also Clinical Governance lead. He has publications in peer-reviewed journals, including urinary tract stone disease and BPH surgery, and podium presentations both nationally and internationally, and is Co-Investigator in two trials relating to prostate surgery for bladder outflow obstruction.

 

 
​Dr. Jonathan Makanjuola
​​Dr. Jonathan Makanjuola is a Consultant Urologist with a specialist interest in stone disease and upper tract TCC. He was the first recipient of the prestigious BAUS/WCE Endourology fellowship, where he travelled to Sri Lanka to learn PCNL and surgical management of advanced stone disease. He has a background in health technology and in addition to his medical degree has a bachelors degree  in Computer Science. He has worked as a software project manager for large multinational company. He had a secondment post to work for the UK Department of Health National IT program (Connecting for Health).
 
Dr. Makanjuola has an interest in implementation and evaluation of IT systems that are currently used nationally across the NHS. He has published and presented posters nationally and internationally in stone disease, urological trauma, surgical innovation/education and laparoscopy. He is a regular reviewer of submitted papers for three urological journals.
 

 
Subu Subramonian
 
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Subu Subramonian works as Lead stone surgeon in Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a Regional referral centre. He specialises in complex stone surgery and upper tract laparoscopy. Having performed over 500 PCNLs, he is passionate about teaching keyhole surgery to trainees and mentoring colleagues in the region on all aspects of Endourology. His expertise includes transplant Endourology and Endourological management of complex Ureteric strictures.

He is a keen teacher and researcher and has published over 20 articles, 2 text book chapters and a Cochrane review. Under his supervision,  6 trainees have successfully completed a post qualification fellowship in Endourology and stone surgery and to become Endourologists.

He is the founder of Birmingham Stone Network, a Network of stone surgeons responsible for drafting out Regional guidelines for treating stones and information leaflets for stone patients. He is an elected member of the National Executive Committee of British Association of Urological Surgeons, Endourology subsection. He enjoys cycling and trekking in his spare time.
 

 
Kay Thomas
 
 
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Consultant Urological Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ for 12 years, Clinical Director for Transplant, Renal and Urology services, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Kings College, London.

Specialises in stone disease and has particular interest in cystinuria. Established a multidisciplinary clinic for this disease 10 years ago which has >180 patients attending and is now a European Reference Network Centre. European Reference Network Disease Area Coordinator for rare urological and kidney stones. Co-chair for the cystinuria group of RADAR (UK Rare Renal Registry).

Designed, validated and published the Guy’s Stone Score now used in the British Association of Urological Surgeons PCNL registry. Member of the NICE Renal and Ureteric Stone Disease guidelines panel and EAU Urolithiasis guidelines panel

 

 
Dr Wayne Lam, BSc(Hons) MBBS(Lond) LMCHK MSc(Urol) FRCSEd(Urol)
 

Dr Wayne Lam completed his urologic and sub-specialist training in London, United Kingdom. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Urology at the University of Hong Kong. His research interests include urolithiasis, oncologic urology, genito-urethral reconstruction, and surgical innovation.