Editor
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 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.
Deputy Editor
Daron Smith, MA, BMBCh, MD, FRCS(Urol)
daron.smith1@nhs.net
Daron Smith is a consultant urological surgeon in the endourology / stone team at the Institute of Urology at University College Hospital, London.

​ He qualified in 1994 from Oxford University, having completed his undergraduate medical sciences degree at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. His training in Urology was undertaken on the North West London training scheme, during which time he completed an MD at Imperial College, supported by a prestigious grant from the British Urological Foundation. His subspecialist endourological training began at St Mary's Hospital, continued at Guy's Hospital and included two fellowship spells at the Institute of Urology at UCH. He was initially appointed as a Consultant Urological Surgeon to Imperial NHS trust in 2007, before moving to back to the Stone and EndoUrology unit at UCH in 2009.

His practice encompasses the comprehensive management of Urinary Tract Stone disease, and includes the endourological management of ureteric obstruction, ureteric injuries, and the endoscopic diagnosis and management of upper tract TCC, leading to his coining the phrase "endoluminal endourology" to describe this form of urological surgical practice.

He is a keen and committed teacher, from "hands-on" skills training through didactic lectures including the scientific basis of urology course, the FRCS(Urol) revision course and acting as the course organiser of the “Modern Management of Stone Disease” at the BAUS International annual conference. Dr. Smith was elected to the BAUS Section of Endourology Committee in 2013, and was appointed the committee’s Honorary Secretary in 2016 and Vice Chair in 2018. He is also the Consulting Editor for stone disease for the BJUI.
 

 
Dr. Yih Chyn Phan, MB ChB, MRCS
 
Dr. Yih Chyn Phan is currently a urology trainee in the Wessex deanery in the UK, with a special interest in endourology. Previously, he has worked under the supervision of Prof Abhay Rane and Dr Wasim Mahmalji. 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 is the honorary treasurer elect and a trustee of The British Association of Urological Surgeons

​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.

 

 
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 a Urology Trainee in the South West with a special interest in Endourology. He completed his undergraduate studies at Cardiff University and stayed in South Wales for his Foundation Years. Before moving to the South West he completed Core Surgical Training in the West Midlands deanery, before spending one year as a Urology Clinical Fellow in Hereford County Hospital.

 

 
Dr. ​Jonathan Glass
 
​Dr. Jonathan Glass is a consultant urologist and stone surgeon at Guy’s Hospital having been appointed in 1999. 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 at King’s College Hospital in London, UK. He has  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.
 

 
Dr. Matthew Bultitude MSc FRCS(Urol)
matthew.bultitude@gmail.com 
​​Dr. ​Matthew Bultitude is a Consultant Urologist in London and works at Guys' and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. He is clinical lead for the department and has a subspecialist interest in the management of stone disease. He previously undertook fellowship at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne to further his surgical experience in 2008-9. Whilst at Guy's and St. Thomas' he also spent a dedicated period of time in research analysing a number of different topics in the surgical management of stone disease. He has published widely in peer reviewed journals and presented at national and international meetings. He has been an invited speaker at many international meetings. He has been the Honorary Secretary of the Urology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine and is an Associate Editor for the BJU International.
 

 
Subu Subramonian

Kesavapilla.Subramonian@uhb.nhs.uk 
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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.

 

 
Professor Seshadri Sriprasad, MBBS;DNB;MSc (Urol); FRCS; FRCS (Urol); FEBU 
sriprasad@btinternet.com
​​Professor Seshadri Sriprasad is a Consultant Urologist and Clinical Director at Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford in Kent (UK). He is a stone and laparoscopic surgeon and has a large endouroloical practice.

Professor Sriprasad is in the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) council and represents South East Coast. He is the Honorary Secretary of the Urology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Professor Sriprasad is a teacher and trainer in endourology and is an invited speaker to many national and international meetings. Published widely, he is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Urology.
 

 
Dr Wayne Lam, BSc(Hons) MBBS(Lond) LMCHK MSc(Urol) FRCSEd(Urol)
 doctorwaynelam@gmail.com
Dr Wayne Lam is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Urology at The University of Hong Kong, and carries out his clinical practice and research both in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China. He previously undertook his urological training in London, United Kingdom, including at Guy’s Hospital and St George’s University Hospitals. He had dedicated training in reconstructive urology, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, and endourology, including Anatomical Endoscopic Enucleation of Prostate (AEEP) with Holmium laser (HoLEP) and endoscopic management of urinary tract stone disease.Dr Lam leads the urological research program at The University of Hong Kong. He has been an invited speaker at many international meetings, and performed live-surgeries. He actively involves in various postgraduate and urological training programmes, and regularly runs cadaveric and simulation based training courses in endourology, minimally-invasive surgery and reconstructive urology. He has published articles relating to stone disease, oncologic urology, and book chapters in various textbooks.
 

 
​Dr. Kay Thomas, MBBS, MD, FRCS (Urol)
 kay.thomas@gstt.nhs.uk

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.

She 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. Janak Desai, MS, MCh (Urology). FRCS ( Glasgow)

drjanakddesai@gmail.com
 
Dr. Janak Desai is the innovator of UMP (Ultra Mini PCNL) and the instruments are made by Schoelly GmbH, Germany; They are called “UMP by Janak Desai.”His primary interest is in stone disease and he has completed about 12000 PCNL surgeries and several flexible ureteroscopies. He has contributed a chapter in Smiths Textbook of Endourology and was awarded the Presidents  Gold medal by the Urology society of India in January 2019.  Has done PCNL workshops in about 35 countries around the world. 
 

 

Dr. Ananda Kumar Dhanasekaran, MBBS, DNB, MRCS, MCh(Urol), FRCS(Urol)

Dr. Ananda Kumar Dhanasekaran is a Urology Consultant in Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust. He is NICE Guidelines Lead for his trust. He is also Clinical Effectiveness and Governance Lead for Urology. He completed postgraduate degrees in both Surgery and Urology. He completed MCh in Urology from University of Edinburgh with distinction. He completed Endourology Fellowship with Mr Subu Subramonian. He received Educational Grant from Health Education of England for 2018. He has been involved in the recruitment of patients onto to various international studies like IDENTIFY, ASSUME etc. He has many original research papers and two book chapter publications. He has many poster and podium presentations in various international meetings.He has special interest in Endourology and Teaching. He introduced Mini and Supine PCNL for renal stones and Prostatic Urethral Lift procedure for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in his trust. He is Specialist Lead for Urology in MBChB programme for Birmingham Medical School. He is a Senior Academy Undergraduate Tutor for University of Birmingham and Core Urology Postgraduate Tutor for University of Edinburgh. He is also Urology Section Editor for Journal of Medical Case Reports and Reviewer for various Urology Journals. He received Certificate for Outstanding Reviewer for Urology Journal in 2017.

 

 

 

Dr. Mudhar N Hasan MD, FEBU, FRCS(Urol)

FRCS(Urol)
Dr. Mudhar N Hasan, MD FEBU, FRCS(Urol) is a Consultant Urologist at Danderyd Univeristy Hospital and Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Dr Hasan graduated from College Of Medicine at Baghdad Univeristy and completed his urological training at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm 2010 and was the Head of the Department of Urology at Danderyd Hospital and Karolinska Institutet between 2012-2017. He was the youngest head of department and one of the youngest consultant urologists in Sweden.

Dr. Hasan built up the endourology and robotic units at Danderyd University Hospital. The Endourology unit at Danderyd University Hospital is one of the 3 largest units in Sweden. Dr. Hasan runs an annual DUST (Developments of Urinary Stone Managements) course, which is the only course in Sweden that covers all aspects in stone management. His field of expertise includes advanced endourological procedures and robotic prostate surgery, and his main fields of interest in research are urolithiasis and urothelial carcinoma especially UTUC.

 

 

 

Dr. Sung Yong Cho, MD, PhD

 
Dr Sung Yong CHO graduated from Seoul National University in Korea. As a surgical urologist who specialized in diagnosing and treating people with urolithiasis and benign prostate hyperplasia, he is in charge of Stone-Endourology Center in the SNUH group (Seoul National University Hospital and SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center). He is one of the members who are leading the stone surgery such as flexible ureteroscopy surgery (f-URS), supine and miniaturized percutaneous nephrolothotomy (PCNL), and Endoscopic Combined IntraRenal surgery (ECIRS) in Korea & East Asia. Dr. Cho is actively performing Anatomical Endoscopic Enucleation of Prostate (AEEP) using Holmium Laser (HoLEP) and bipolar electrodes (BipoLEP/TUEB) as well. He is the Korean representative of the Asian Guidelines of Urolithiasis Panels. Dr. Cho has successfully fulfilled many educational works and live surgeries in the urology conferences.

 

 

 

Bodo Knudsen, MD, FRCSC

 Bodo.Knudsen@osumc.edu
Bodo Knudsen, MD, FRCSC is the Director of the Comprehensive Kidney Stone Program at the Ohio State University Wexner Center and holds the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure.   He holds the Henry A. Wise II Endowed Chair in Urology and is currently the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs within the Department of Urology.  Dr. Knudsen completed his medical school at the University of Manitoba in 1997 and his residency in 2002.  He then completed fellowship in Endourology under the supervision Drs. John Denstedt and Stephen Pautler at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.  Dr. Knudsen joined the Ohio State University in 2005 and has been on faculty since then.  His clinical practice is primarily focused on stone disease.  Dr. Knudsen is a member of the R.O.C.K. Society and the EDGE Research Consortium.  Dr. Knudsen has published extensively in the field of Endourology but also strives to achieve appropriate work/life balance and has been proactive in physicians achieving overall well-being. 

 

 

 

  Dr. Brian Eisner, MD

Brian Eisner MD is a urologist at Massachusetts General Hospital whose practice focuses on Endourology and surgical and medical therapies for stone disease.  He is a graduate of Harvard University (AB cum laude 1998), University of Michigan Medical School (MD with research honors 2002), Harvard Medical School Residency Program in Urology at Massachusetts General Hospital (2008), and University of California-San Francisco Fellowship in Endourology and Stone Disease (with Dr. Marshall Stoller, 2009).  He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has taught and lectured worldwide on the topics of Endourology and Stone Disease. He currently is an Editor of Journal of Endourology Case Reports, a member of the Editorial Board of World Journal of Urology, and a former assistant editor of Journal of Urology (2014-2018).

 

 

 

Professor Bhaskar Somani MRCS, FEBU, DM, FFSTEd, FRCS (Urol)

Twitter - @endouro

Professor Bhaskar Somani is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at University Hospital Southampton. He is also the endourology lead there and clinical director of Southcoast lithotripsy services. He is well published with over 250 peer-review papers and 375 published abstracts with over 3800 citations. This includes 75 systematic reviews, 40 original article papers, 40 basic science papers and 22 education/simulation papers. He has also published several book chapters with a Research gate (RG) score of 46 and h-index of 36. He has also amassed grant money as co-Principal Investigator totalling £1.6 million. He is on the editorial board of 5 journals and a reviewer for 12 journals with a Publons peer review award in 2018 that put him in the top 1% of reviewers within the field of Clinical Medicine. He has also been an invited faculty member/chairperson for National/International meetings in over 16 countries.

He is currently the organiser for “hands on training” at the international EAU/EUREP course in Prague each autumn. He has many other international committee appointments including EAU Section of Uro-Technology (ESUT) Endourology group and the European School of Urology (ESU) Training and Research committee and is the President of PETRA (Progress in Endourology, Technology and Research Association). He has provided expertise to NICE (Infection guidelines and as a Specialist advisor to NICE Interventional procedures). He has been an elected member of the BAUS Academic section and the BAUS Endourology section.

                       Junior Editor

Dr. Mahmood Vazirian-Zadeh, MBBS

 
Mahmood graduated from Cardiff University school of Medicine in 2016. In addition he completed a postgraduate master degree in Advanced Surgical Sciences awarded by the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons, with his thesis based on Urological trauma.  He has presented various Urology research and Audit projects in International and regional platforms and has substantial experience in publishing, with a specialist interest in Urological Trauma. Having completed his Foundation training  he is now completing a Urology themed Clinical Fellowship in the South Wales Deanery.