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  • Second Prize Best Abstract (Oncology) at European Association of Urology- 2013
  • First Prize Best Abstract (Oncology) at European Association of Urology- 2012
  • European Urological Scholarship Programme Award- 2012
  • Intuitive Surgical Clinical Robotic Fellowship- 2011
  • Best Academic Paper at British Association of Urological Surgeons- 2011
  • Third Prize Clinical Research Category of the American Urological Association- 2011
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award- 2011
  • Endourological Society ACMI Corp. Corporate Fellowship- 2010
  • Prostate UK Fellowship Award- 2010
  • National Institute of Health K30 Award- 2010

NDS and SITU Surgeon Prasanna Sooriakumaran is published in the BMJ

Prasanna Sooriakumaran



  • Senior Fellow (Senior Clinical Researcher) in Robotic Surgery & Urology
  • Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Visiting Assistant Professor in Urological Oncology and Robotics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

I graduated my Bachelors in Human Anatomy & Cell Biology in the First Class before obtaining my medical degree With Honours from the University of Nottingham, UK, in 1999. After completing basic surgical training, I undertook a PhD in Prostate Cancer and then undertook higher surgical training in Urology in London. I have completed robotic prostatectomy and cystectomy fellowships at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York, USA and Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. I also spent two months at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA and the Urology & Nephrology Center, Mansoura, Egypt and learnt open cystectomy and urinary diversion. I returned to the UK in April 2012 and completed my higher surgical training in April 2013. 

I am the sole UK member of the European Association of Urology (EAU)’s young academic urologists’ expert working group in prostate cancer, and am also a member of the scientific working panel of the EAU Robotic Urology Section, the largest robotic urology association in the world.

I currently spend 50% of my time managing prostate and bladder cancer patients clinically, and the other 50% researching outcomes of prostate and bladder cancer surgery, focusing on robotic techniques, comparative effectiveness studies, and novel imaging platforms.

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