At the end of 2021 a number of RSM members in the early stages of their careers competed for the prestigious Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship. Here we meet the successful candidates and find out more about their plans for undertaking specialist training during their time overseas.
Urology surgeon Mr Veerappan (Veeru) Kasivisvanathan is an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in urology at University College London and University College Hospital London.
He will be travelling to Australia with the support of his Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship, where he will be working at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne.
His clinical work will focus on complex urological pelvic oncology, primarily in open and robotic bladder and prostate cancer. In his research he will be supported by Prostate Cancer UK to develop a collaborative UK-Australian collaborative trials network and will be running several prostate cancer studies, as well as developing expertise in PSMA-PET scanning for the detection of prostate tumours.
Speaking on being named as an Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellow, Veeru said: “I am extremely honoured to win this prestigious fellowship. It means I can support the costs of bringing my family with me to Australia and allows me to make the most of my time abroad.”