Prof David Nicol
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London
Following graduation from the University of Queensland in 1983 I undertook surgical and urology specialty training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. After an American Society of Transplant Surgeons Fellowship in Canada I was appointed as a Consultant Urologist/Transplant Surgeon at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Queensland in 1992. I was appointed Director of Urology at Princess Alexandra Hospital in 1993, Director of Renal Transplantation in 1996, Professor of Urology at the Queensland University of Technology in 2003 and Professor of Surgery at the University of Queensland in 2016. In 2009 I moved to the United Kingdom where I was the Lead of Renal Transplantation at the Royal Free Hospital and Consultant Urologist at Royal Free and University College Hospitals in London. In 2012 I was recruited to the Royal Marsden Hospital in 2012 where remain as Chief of Surgery and Professor of Surgical Oncology at the Institute of Cancer Research. I am a member of both the UK NCRI Kidney and Bladder Research Group and the EAU Guidelines Committee for Testicular Cancer. Through the course of my career I have had the privilege to have many international Fellows work with me, including a number from Ireland, who all immediately moved subsequently to appointments as transplant and urological cancer surgeons. I have over 140 publications in peer reviewed journals including 2 as equal first author in ‘Cell’. Currently my clinical work is entirely restricted to testicular and kidney cancer as well as providing a supportive role for other surgeons undertaking complex retroperitoneal abdominal surgery with vascular/urological involvement. Outside urology my interests include photography, rowing, running, and trekking – all at low standard.