The Info List - Prokar Dasgupta

2006 Karl Storz-Harold Hopkins Golden Telescope award, 2012 President, The Hunterian Society

Scientific career

Fields Urology, robotic surgery

Institutions Guy’s Hospital, King's College London

Prokar Dasgupta is Professor and Chair of Urology at King's College London, Guy's Hospital, King's Health Partners. He was appointed as Consultant Urologist to Guy's Hospital in 2002 where he pioneered robotic urological surgery within the UK.[1] He is credited with developing the technique of injecting Botulinum toxin in overactive bladders.[2][3] He became the first Professor of Robotic Surgery and Urological Innovation at King's College London in 2009 and subsequently the Chairman of the King’s-Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery. In 2010 he was named one of the top ten prostate cancer surgeons in the United Kingdom by the Daily Mail.[4] His main basic research interest is in the immunology of prostate cancer. He has also contributed to educational excellence by leading surgical simulation within the UK and internationally. He is the current editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Urology International (BJUI). He was awarded the Fellowship of the Linnaean Society (FLS) in 2017 and the Fellowship of King’s College (FKC) in 2018. He has raised funds and been a Trustee to a number of charities including the Malcolm Coptcoat Trust, The Prostate Cancer Research Centre, UK and The Prostate Cancer Foundation in Kolkata, India.


1 Education 2 Publications 3 Fellowships 4 References

Education[edit] Dasgupta graduated with a MBBS from the University of Calcutta in 1989. He completed his FRCS in 1994 and FRCS in Urology in 2000. He was a Medical Research Council Fellow which led to a MSc in 1996 and MD from the University of London in 2001. Publications[edit] Dasgupta has over 800 publications including over 400 peer-reviewed articles as well as 10 books and 25 chapters.[citation needed] Fellowships[edit]

FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Fellow of the European Board of Urology - FEBU Fellow of the Hunterian Society FRCS (Urology) Fellow of the Linnaean Society - FLS Fellow of King’s College - FKC


^ "Robotic-assisted surgery at Guy's Hospital". Guysandstthomas.nhs.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-22.  ^ Harper, M.; Popat, R.B.; Dasgupta, R.; Fowler, C.J.; Dasgupta, P. (2003). "A minimally invasive technique for outpatient local anaesthetic administration of intradetrusor botulinum toxin in intractable detrusor overactivity". BJU International. 92 (3): 325–6. doi:10.1046/j.1464-410X.2003.04312.x. PMID 12887493.  ^ Jo Revill, health editor (2003-04-13). "Botox: now it's not just for wrinkles UK news The Observer". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-04-22. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Angela Brooks (2010-11-02). "Who are the best surgeons for treating prostate cancer? Mail Online". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2014-