Professor Roger Kirby has been named RSM President-Elect. He will take up the post on 1 October 2019, and will succeed Professor Sir Simon Wessely as President in July 2020.
Speaking of his appointment, he said: “I am delighted to have been elected to lead the Royal Society of Medicine and am looking forward to supporting the trustees and executive team as the Society evolves to deliver medical education during an exciting period of technical and digital revolution.”
Professor Roger Kirby is a renowned prostate surgeon with over 40 years’ experience in the NHS and private practice. He became one of the first urologists in the UK to perform open radical prostatectomy for localised prostate cancers and was instrumental in founding two UK charities: Prostate Research Campaign (now Prostate Cancer UK), and The British Urological Foundation, (now The Urology Foundation (TUF).
Since 2016, he has served as Chair of the Society’s Academic Board which is responsible for delivering the RSM’s education programme and learning initiatives.