RESEARCH BACKGROUND

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I have had 30 years’ experience at the earlier stages of my career working with large, multi-disciplinary research teams. My initial focus was on the immunology of Leishmaniasis and the role of effect of splenectomy on drug refractory disease. While at Queens Square, London I studied C-nerve fibres in the human bladder and developed the “Dasgupta technique” of injecting Botulinum Toxin (Botox) into these nerves to treat overactivity with a flexible telescope, which has helped nearly 5 million patients world-wide. I am regarded as a pioneering robotic surgeon and have concentrated on improving the surgical research environment, developing large research-intensive institutes and successful industry-academic partnerships.

I am chief investigator of three key randomised trials, CORAL (Cystectomy Open, Robotic and Laparoscopic), STAR-TRAK (Systematic Trans-Atlantic Randomised Tele-Robotic Access to the Kidney) and SIMULATE (Simulation in Learning and Teaching) in surgical sciences. I direct the Prostate Cancer Research Centre at KCL with a major translational interest in the immunology of prostate cancer. I am the Ambassador for the KCL-Ericsson 5G Global Health Program in telemedicine and was awarded the Golden Telescope in 2006 for significant and lasting contribution to my specialty. In 2020 I was awarded the St. Peter’s Medal, the highest award from the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS).