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Roger Kirby

Professor Roger Kirby

Life President

Always in the vanguard of advances in patient care, he has performed over 2000 radical prostatectomy operations (the last 800 using the da Vinci robot); written over 60 books and published more than 300 scientific papers; is founder and past editor of the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases; has been heavily involved in the development of national guidelines for prostate healthcare, and maintains his state-of-the-art expertise by attending scientific meetings and lecturing around the world.

At the same time he has had a long-standing interest in the wider issues of men's health and patient safety, on which he has launched a number of pioneering initiatives. He was Chairman of the charity Prostate UK until it became Prostate Action in 2010, and continues as trustee. He has personally raised over £3 million through marathon running, mountain climbing, trekking and cycling challenges for both The Urology Foundation and Prostate UK.

In October 2016 Roger stood down from the board of trustees having completed his two terms. He was subsequently made Life President of The Urology Foundation.