Professor Roger Kirby is a prostate surgeon with over 40 years’ experience in the NHS and private practice.
Graduating from Cambridge University in 1975, Roger trained at the Middlesex Hospital and was appointed Consultant Urologist at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1986. There he became one of the first urologists in the UK to perform open radical prostatectomy for localised prostate cancers.
In 1995 he moved to St George’s Hospital where he was appointed Professor of Urology and Director of Postgraduate Education. In the same year he was instrumental in founding two charities: Prostate Research Campaign and The British Urological Foundation, both of which have gone on to become major charitable organisations.
In 2005 he established The Prostate Centre in Wimpole Street, London, a centre of excellence outside the NHS, and was one of the first surgeons in England to use the da Vinci surgical robot for laparoscopic prostatectomy.
Professor Roger Kirby has published more than 350 peer-reviewed scientific publications, written 68 books mainly on prostate disease and men’s health, and founded two scientific journals: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases and Trends in Urology and Men’s Health.
In 2016 he received the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons’ Clement Price Thomas Award for services to surgery.