Professor Prokar Dasgupta, MSc, MD, DLS, FRCS (Urol), FEBU, FLS, FKC

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 £20M from numerous bodies including the MRC, EPSRC, EU and The Urology Foundation.


Communicator: Under his Editorship, the impact factor of BJUI has doubled to 4.439, 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, >200 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

Awards and Academic Distinctions:

1985 Pan Memorial Medal in Anatomy

1986 Basak Memorial Medal in Anatomy

1989 University Prize in Surgery

1996 Prof. Geoffrey Chisholm Gold Medal in Urology

1997 Jack Lapides Honorable mention award, American Urological Association, New Orleans, USA

1997 Best poster on clinical urodynamics, International Continence Society, Yokohama, Japan

1998 Clifford Morson Prize in Urology

1999 British Urological Foundation Fellowship, Human Genome Project University of Washington, Seattle, USA

1999 The Lord Alport prize

2000 Ethicon Foundation Fund award Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

2001 British Society for Endourology Traveling Fellowship

2001 Karl Storz Fellowship All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

2002 British Association of Urological Surgeons Endourology Prize (Fellow: B Challacombe)

2002 The Chesselden Prize (Fellow: B Challacombe)

2002 Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Prize, Section of Urology (Fellow: M Harper)

2003 British Association of Urological Surgeons Endourology Prize (Fellow: M Bultitude)

2003 RSM Prize, Geoffrey Chisholm Communication award (Fellow: R Popat)

2003 British Urological Foundation Preceptor-advanced laparoscopy Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA

2004 Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh Gold Medal (Fellow: B Challacombe)

2004 The Jenny Ackroyd/Chesselden Prize (Fellow: A Sahai)

2004 South Thames Regional meeting Peckham award (Fellow: A Sahai)

2005 Showcase award, The Charitable Foundation (P Dasgupta, R Nicholson, K Rose)

2005 British Urological Foundation, Hadley Scholar (Fellow: A Sahai)

2005 Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Prize, Section of Urology (Fellow: A Sahai)

2005 South Thames Regional Meeting Derek Packham Prize (Fellow: D Murphy)

2005 The Jenny Ackroyd/Chesselden Prize (Fellow: D Murphy)

2006 The South Thames Urology Prize (Fellow: J Henderson)

2006 The Harold Ellis Prize of the Alcock’s Society (Fellow: B Challacombe)

2006 Best poster at European Association of Urology, Paris (Fellow: V Kalsi)

2006 King’s College London Postgraduate Research Symposium Prize (Fellow: P Acher)

2006 Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Prize (Fellow: P Acher)

2006 The European Association of Nursing award (M Nightingale)

2006 International Continence Society, Jan Paterson Prize (Fellows: S Datta, A Apostolidis)

2006 The Karl Storz-Harold Hopkins Golden Telescope British Association of Urological Surgeons

2007 The Geoffrey Chisholm Gold Medal (Fellow: P Sangster)

2008 Best research prize World Congress of Endourology, Shanghai (K Althoefer)

2008 European Association of Urology best paper (Fellow: S Thompson)

2008 Susan Tucker award (Fellow: S Thompson)

2008 The Geoffrey Chisholm Gold Medal (Fellow: T Nedas)

2009 Engineering and Urology Society Outstanding Paper Award (Fellow: D Zbyszewski)

2009 American Urological Association Best Poster award (Fellow: SN Datta)


01.03.07 – till date Hon. Reader and Consultant Urological Surgeon Division of Immunology, Infection and Inflammatory Disease Faculty of Translational Medicine, NIHR BRC Urology Centre, Guy’s Hospital and King’s College London

01.02.02 – 28.02.07 Consultant and Hon. Senior Lecturer in Urology Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals and KCL

01.11.01 – 31.01.02 Locum Consultant Urologist, Guy's Hospital, London

06.10.99 – 05.10.01 SpR in Urology, Guy's Hospital, London

01.10.98 – 05.10.99 SpR in Urology, Colchester General Hospital, Colchester

01.04.97 - 30.09.98 SpR in Urology, Edith Cavell Hospital, Peterborough

01.08.95 - 31.07.98 Hon. Lecturer in Uro-Neurology, Institute of Neurology, London

01.08.95 - 31.03.97 Registrar & MRC Fellow in Uro-Neurology, Institute of Neurology, NHNN, Queen Square, London

01.02.95 - 31.07.95 R.S.O in Urology, Institute of Urology, London

01.08.94 - 31.07.96 MSc student, Institute of Urology, London

01.09.94 - 02.10.94 Registrar in Urology (Locum), Royal Free Hospital, London

01.02.94 - 31.07.94 SHO in Urology, Greenwich District Hospital, London

01.08.93 - 31.01.94 SHO in Orthopaedics & Trauma, Royal Cornwall Hospitals, Truro

01.02.93 - 31.07.93 SHO in Accident & Emergency, Royal Cornwall Hospitals,Truro

01.02.92 - 15.01.93 Private practice in General Surgery, Calcutta

01.08.91 - 31.01.92 Senior SHO General Surgery Medical College Hospitals, Calcutta

01.08.90 - 31.01.91 SHO General Surgery, Medical College Hospitals, Calcutta

01.08.89 - 31.07.90 Rotating Internship, Medical College Hospitals, Calcutta