BSUR Committee

Members of the BSUR Committee

 

Amit Patel is the current Chair of the British Society of Urogenital Radiology. Amit has been a very active BSUR committee member since 2014, promoting education on many fronts and collaborating with key organisations such as Prostate Cancer UK, RCR, UKIO and ESUR. He has represented the BSUR on various expert consensus panels to promote best clinical practice, and has delivered a number of invited national and international presentations. More recently, he co-organised the successful virtual Cambridge ASM.

Amit is the lead consultant for urological imaging and intervention at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage. He carried out his radiology training in Nottingham and subsequently underwent further subspecialist training at St George’s Hospital and University College London Hospital. He specialises in all aspects of uroradiology and his main clinical interests are prostate mpMRI, renal cancer imaging, PCNL and renal tumour cryoablation.

 

 

Faye Cuthbert is a consultant urogynae-radiologist based at University Hospitals  Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.  I have been part of the BSUR committee since 2013, firstly as student representative, then secretary and I was appointed to the role of vice chair in September 2020.  Since joining the BSUR committee I have enjoyed working collaboratively to deliver national educational events, training, research and evidence based guidelines with a view to advancing the practice of urogenital radiology and improving patient care. I live in Sussex with my family and enjoy hiking, camping, skiing and travelling.

 

 

 Harry Bardgett has been lead Uro-radiologist for the West of West Yorkshire Uro-oncology based at Bradford Teaching Hospitals since 2007. He trained in Uro-radiology and non-vascular intervention in West Yorkshire, Churchill Hospital Oxford and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC. He has spent a Consultant sabbatical year at Auckland City Hospital, NZ. His clinical areas of interest are multi-parametric MR and targeted biopsy of the prostate and PCNL. He volunteers for the MediTech Trust which supports endo-Urology in the developing world with teaching visits to Sri-Lanka, Benin and Ghana.

 

 

 Jonathan Richenberg qualified in 1990 from Oxford and became a radiology consultant in 1999 at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust, appointed to lead the urogenital imaging service. After becoming an honorary senior lecturer in 2003 at the newly established Brighton & Sussex medical school, he went on to co-found the Sussex Cancer Network for Urological cancers.

Jonathan was a proud founding member of BSUR and has always worked to promote the society within UK and further afield through his association with ESUR (inaugural chair of scrotal and penile imaging working group and current chair of the prostate cancer working group). 

After a 3 year stint as chief of the largest of five divisions at his teaching hospital trust, Jonathan is enjoying returning to follow his academic pursuits, to promote mpMRI first pathways for suspected prostate cancer, help develop the recently accredited endometriosis service in Sussex and resume (when possible) lecturing in Europe and beyond.

Attachments to NICE and through connections with the RCR, Jonathan is looking to bring experience and enthusiasm to the role of Research and Guidelines Officer .

 

 

 Maryna Brochwicz Lewinski has worked at a busy DGH with a specialist urology MDT for the last 15 years, with principal interests in prostate imaging, gynae malignancy and benign (particularly endometriosis) and pelvic floor imaging. I currently sit as the radiology representative on the Greater Manchester (GM) Cancer Urology Pathway Board, having previously been the radiology representative on the GM Gynaecology Pathway Board. Part of this role is to provide radiological leadership for the implementation of the national best timed prostate pathway across Greater Manchester.

Currently chairing the GM Uroradiology Group, we are working on standardised protocols and reporting alongside MDT reform, prostate pathway implementation and education with links both to urology benign and malignant groups. Previously I have been the Radiology Cancer Lead for GM Cancer Vanguard delivering a pilot project in early diagnostics as well as Trust Cancer Lead responsible for the overall delivery of high quality cancer care and targets.

 

 

 Nishat Bharwani qualified with honours from Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ Medical School in 2000 and undertook basic medical training in London and Brighton, obtaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003.  She then trained in Radiology at St George's Hospital, London followed by a fellowship in body MRI at Barts and The London NHS Trust, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2008.Dr Bharwani was appointed to her substantive Consultant post at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in 2011 and is head of service for urological and gynaecological imaging and joint Training Programme Director for Radiology Specialist trainees.  She is a Diagnostic Radiologist with specialist interests in Gynaecological and Urological imaging.  Within gynaecological imaging she is a core member of the tertiary gynaecological oncology, endometriosis and female congenital anomaly multidisciplinary teams at Imperial.Dr Bharwani also holds an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer position at Imperial College London.  Her research interests lie within gynaecological, oncological and urological imaging.  

 

 

 Tristan Barrett was appointed to the BSUR management committee as a co-opted member in March 2017 and has served as the future meeting organizer since 2019. BSUR-affiliated roles include being a representative on the 2019 acute kidney injury NICE guidelines committee and a panelist for the RCR’s iREFER urology guidelines. He is currently a University Lecturer in the Department of Radiology at the University of Cambridge and an Honorary NHS Consultant Radiologist. His main clinical research interest is in prostate cancer, with a particular interest in multi-parametric MRI techniques for identifying and characterising prostate tumours.

 

  Yousef Alwan. I am a Consultant Uroradiologist working in Manchester. I studied at Glasgow University Medical School, followed by foundation jobs in Dumfries and Glasgow. I moved to Manchester for radiology training in 2009, and the following 5 years I spent training all across the region, gaining experience in and developing my interest in uroradiology and also paediatric radiology. I work at Manchester Royal Infirmary and thoroughly enjoy my job. Teaching is a big passion and interest. I have been clinical supervisor for radiology trainees that rotate to my department. I am an educational supervisor. I have recently taken up the post of Training Programme Director (TPD) for the ST2-ST4 teaching programme in the North West School of Radiology (NWSOR). This encompasses Manchester and Liverpool hospital training sites. I try to take an active role in teaching wherever possible, despite any limitations and challenges encountered. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and feel strongly that education is vital at all stages of a medical career.  

 

 

Atif Khan was appointed to the role of website and communication officer for the BSUR in 2021. He currently works as a Consultant Radiologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and is involved in all aspects of Uro-radiology, diagnostic and Uro-intervention, including PCNL, Antegrade and Extra-anatomic stenting, TP biopsy, HDR brachytherapy, oncological imaging including prostate MRI. He is also involved in regular Uro-radiology and oncology MDTs including Prostate, Bladder, Penile, Adrenal and Melanoma. 

 

 

Balraj Dhesi is a Consultant Abdominal Radiologist working at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.  He became treasurer of BSUR in 2022. He graduated from the University of Birmingham with Honours in 2011, and subsequently did his foundation jobs and radiology training in the West Midlands. His main subspecialty interests are Uroradiology (including prostate biopsies), Colorectal and Peritoneal imaging. He is heavily involved in training, being current RCR College Tutor at UHB, and Uroradiology lead of the West Midlands Deanery Radiology Academy. He holds the posts of Honorary Clinical Tutor at the University of Birmingham and Specialist Lecturer at Birmingham City University. 

 

 

Elisabeth Parks was appointed to the role of trainee representative for gynaecology imaging in 2022. She is currently a trainee in South Wales having completed her medical school and foundation years in Wales. She is keen to develop her interests in gynaecological imaging, in particular endometriosis and pelvic floor imaging