LEADERSHIP ROLES IN UNIVERSITIES
I became the first Professor and Chair of Robotic Surgery at KCL and subsequently the Chairman of the King’s-Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery. This has the tripartite mission of clinical, scientific and educational excellence. I lead a large team of clinician-scientists at one of Europe’s highest volume robotic institutes with our fellowship programs being in high demand amongst international graduates.
I established KCL as an Epicentre for robotic surgery, accredited by the European Association of Urology Robotic Surgery Board (ERUS) and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
I hold adjunct Professorship in the Academic and Education Board of the Apollo Group of Hospitals in India and the honorary Directorship in Robotic Surgery in Apollo Gleaneagles Hospital Kolkata.
I am member of the academic board of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh, India’s premier University Hospitals Group. I provide advice on the development and implementation of surgical curricula within India’s rapidly changing education system.
I have been Visiting Surgeon and Professor to Maharajah Gaj Singh II of Jodhpur and advised his team on the modernisation of surgical services.
I have built strong overseas links with Monash University, Australia’s largest University and hosted a number of its students at KCL. I am Visiting Professor to over 50 worldwide institutes particularly in China, Japan, The Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Canada and USA. I have established multi-million collaborations in Europe, the Far East and Southern China.
I am currently one of few Surgical Chairs within the Medical Research Council Centre for Transplantation at KCL, a vibrant university in Central London with over 6,000 staff and 25,000 students. It has a budget of nearly £800 million and is positioned at 5th for Impact amongst leading universities in the world. The launch of the MedTech Hub at KCL is one of our most ambitious projects with plans to extend into the Warterloo campus at St. Thomas’ Hospital over the next few years with a budget of nearly £110 million.