Prof Bhaskar Somani
MRCS, FEBU, DM, FFSTEd, FRCS (Urol)
Bhaskar Somani is a Professor of Urology and a Consultant Endourologist at University Hospital Southampton.
He has published over 500 scientific papers, 12 book chapters and has been invited as a speaker, to perform live surgery and for moderations in more than 30 countries worldwide. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Clinical Urology (JCU), the official journal of British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS).
He has been involved in clinically innovative patient-centred treatments. His research includes minimally invasive surgical techniques (MIST) in management of kidney stone disease and BPH, urinary tract infections, role of mobile phone apps and artificial intelligence (AI) in urology. He is the Clinical Director of ‘South Coast Lithotripter Services’. Over the last 10 years his clinical and research work has been covered by BBC, ITV, Daily Mail, The Telegraph and other newspapers and media articles on a number of occasions.
He has been a member of BAUS Academic and Endourology sub-sections and is the Wessex Clinical Research Network and Simulation Lead for Urology. He is also the founding member and President of PETRA (Progress in Endourology, Technology and Research Association) Urogroup and i-TRUE (International training and research in uro-oncology and endourology) group, a board member of European School of Urology (ESU), ESU Training and Research group, and EAU section of uro-technology (ESUT) endourology and Urolithiasis (EULIS) groups, besides being in the EAU Live surgery and undergraduate training committees.
He is the chosen representative for UK in the Endourology society and in the TOWER research team. He was the advisor to NICE Interventional committee and ‘invited expert’ to NICE Urological infection guidelines. He coordinates the largest hands-on-training simulation course for urology in the world (EAU-EUREP). Bhaskar is the course director of UROGRIPP (Urology Global Residents i-TRUE Postgraduate Programme), a modular on-line monthly urology teaching programme attended by 200-500 residents worldwide. He has also raised a grant income of over £3.2 million.
For his work he got awarded the fellowship of Royal college of Edinburgh (Fellow of faculty of Surgical Trainers) in 2017, honorary fellowship of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2020, Endourology society ‘Arthur Smith’ award in 2020, BAUS ‘Golden Telescope’ award in 2021 and Zenith Global health special recognition award in 2021. He is also the Editor in Chief of Journal of Clinical Urology, the official urology journal of British Association of Urological Surgeons.
With dedication, commitment and passion for research and teaching, he collaborates nationally and internationally sharing his research and teaching successfully across the world. He has published excellent clinical outcomes and his outcome and research translate into patient benefit.