Professor Prokar Dasgupta


Professor of Urology

Chair in Robotic Surgery and Urological Innovation

Medical Research Council Centre for Transplantation

Urology Centre, Guy’s Hospital, King’s College London


Clinical innovations: Pioneered robotic urology in the UK and is Chairman of the KCL-Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery. Chief investigator of the key randomised trials, CORAL and STAR-TRAK. As MRC Lecturer (Queen Square), he developed the “Dasgupta technique” of injecting Botox into the bladder, developed the first image guided and 3D printed prostatectomies. He is the Ambassador for the KCL-Ericsson 5G Global health program in telemedicine and was awarded the Golden Telescope by BAUS in 2006.


Research: Has made enormous contribution in the study of mucosal cell biology with focus on receptor function in the bladder, targeted immunotherapy in prostate cancer, novel imaging and indentation probes. Leads a research team of 38 members including basic scientists, engineers and clinician-scientists within King’s College London. He is the Chair of the Prostate Cancer Research Centre. His grant income exceeds £30M from numerous bodies including the MRC, EPSRC, EU and The Urology Foundation.


Communicator: Under his Editorship, the impact factor of BJUI has doubled to 4.688, achieved Altmetric score of 1266 and supported BJUI Knowledge as a novel educational tool. He has >800 publications with >500 papers, 30 book chapters, edited 6 books, >400 presentations, >300 invited lectures and >30 Visiting Professorships.

Education: Established the Olympus and TUF Simulation lab at Guy’s with £3M of investment. Started the only BSc programs in Surgical Sciences at KCL and leads the EAU MARS and the BAUS SIMULATE patients’ safety projects.


Management: Served on BAUS council, BAUS trustee, RSPA, SAC and JCST. Founding member of ERUS, NICE Guidelines Panelist and the youngest Hunterian President. He served on the Associated Parliamentary Committee for Surgical Services, House of Lords for 3 years.

Charities: Trustee to the Prostate Cancer Research Network, The Malcolm Coptcoat Foundation and raised funds through marathon running.



July 1989        MBBS, University of Calcutta

August 1991    Diplomate of the National Board of India (Primary-Surgery)

June 1993       Advanced Trauma Life Support

June 1994       FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

June 1996       MSc Urology with distinction University College London (placed first)

May 2000        FRCS Urology Intercollegiate Board, UK

March 2001     MD, University of London

May 2001        Fellow of the European Board of Urology (placed first)

June 2001        University Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery (DLS), European Institute of Telesurgery      (EITS) Strasbourg, France

Nov 2006         Fellow of the Hunterian Society

July 2018         Fellow of the Linnaean Society

July 2018         Fellow of King’s College