Professor James N’Dow MB ChB, MD (Commendation), FRCS, FRCS (Urol)

Professor James N’Dow is Chairman of the EAU Guidelines Office Board.  The EAU Guidelines Office is responsible for producing and updating 20 Urological Practice Guidelines.  He is also Professor of Urological Surgery and Director of the internationally recognised Academic Urology Unit in the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.  He was appointed to the first Chair of Urology in Aberdeen’s history and was Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Incontinence Review Group from 2008 to 2012. Professor N’Dow’s research interests are in Evidence synthesis and evidence based practice, large observational studies and multicentre randomised clinical trials with a competitive research grant income of over $20 million over the past 10 years.  Professor N’Dow is also Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Urological CANcer charity (UCAN;www.ucanhelp.org.uk).  UCAN has funded the opening of the first Urological Cancer Care Centre in Scotland in 2008, a charitable organisation that provides care and support to people in the North of Scotland diagnosed with Urological cancers.  Professor N’Dow has a Urological Surgical practice in the University of Aberdeen Teaching Hospitals specialising in urethral reconstructive surgery.  He has contributed nationally to committees in Scottish Government, National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), United Kingdom Urology Specialty Advisory Committee, as well as the National Health Service in England.  Internationally, apart from his work with the EAU Guidelines Office and the Cochrane Collaboration, he was Trustee for the British Journal of Urology International Charitable Company.  Born in the Gambia, Professor N’Dow has travelled back to the Gambia every year for the past 12 years with other UK trained specialist Consultant surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses to undertake charitable work.  Professor N’Dow is now spearheading a project to establish sustainable high quality healthcare provision in the Gambia to help strengthen the health system (the project is called Horizons; www.thehorizonsclinic.com).

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