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Executive Committee

Endourology encompasses the treatment of urinary tract stone disease, but it also includes the endourological treatment of other benign diseases of the upper urinary tract using minimally-invasive techniques.

The Section of Endourology was formed in 2002. It developed from the British Society for Endourology, which was a separate organisation independent of BAUS. The Section aims to improve standards and quality of practice within the sub-specialty by promoting training, research and development. In 2009 the Section set up a Patient Advisory Group. The Section usually organises one scientific meeting each year and oversees a series of training courses. The Executive Committee is responsible for the organisation, financial administration and running of the Section.

Members of the Executive Committee


Professor Seshadri (Sri) Sriprasad - Chair

Sri is a Consultant Urologist at Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford in Kent and is the Professor of Urology at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU); he was elected as the Vice-Chair in September 2019, and took over from Daron Smith as Chair in 2022.  He established the Dartford Stone Centre and has a large endourological practice, both "endoluminal and exoluminal", with a special interest in stones in anomalous kidneys. Sri leads the MCh in Urology programme at the Institute of Medical Sciences in CCCU, and is currently BAUS regional representative for the South East Coast. He is a passionate teacher and trainer, has published widely, and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Urology. He enjoys reading, running and yoga ... click here for email contact or here for Twitter

Mr Subu Subramoniam - Vice Chair

Subu is a Consultant Urological Surgeon (and Lead for Stone Surgery) at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham who joined the team in January 2018 and was elected to Vice-Chair from 2022.  He specialises in complex stone surgery and upper tract laparoscopy. He is passionate about teaching keyhole surgery to trainees, and mentoring colleagues on all aspects of endourology. As a keen teacher and researcher, he has published more than 20 articles, two textbook chapters and a Cochrane review. He enjoys cycling and trekking in his spare time ... click here for email contact or here for Twitter

Mr Hari Ratan - Secretary

Hari is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Nottingham City Hospital.  He joined the team in January 2018 and was elected Secretary from 2022.   He trained in the East Midlands and, after three years as a Consultant in Derby, he moved to Nottingham. He has extensive experience in innovative surgical procedures for kidney stone disease, including mini-PCNL and flexible ureterorenoscopy. His other areas of interest are testicular cancer and benign disease of the prostate ... click here for email contact or here for Twitter


Mr Jake Patterson (Member: 2018 to 2022)

Jake is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield and joined the team in January 2018. He is an endoluminal endourologist and leads a busy multi-disciplinary stone team with a large tertiary practice. He has special interests in complex stone disease in neuropathic patients, in medical device development, in ureteroscopic & percutaneous stone surgery and in the management of other benign / malignant upper urinary tract diseases. He is an active researcher and an experienced, enthusiastic teacher, especially in the teaching of clinical skills. He is getting better at running, which he is learning to enjoy ... click here for email contact or here for Twitter

Professor Bhaskar Somani (Member: 2019 to 2023)

Bhaskar is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at University Hospital Southampton and joined the team in 2019. His main interests are in stone disease, benign prostate disorders, urinary tract infections, haematuria (blood in urine) and general urology. He has performed more than 1000 ureteroscopy procedures and started the "ultra-mini PCNL" in the south of England with published results ... click here for email contact or here for Twitter

Ms Zara Gall (Member: 2020 to 2022)

Zara is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport and joined the Committee in January 2020. She trained in the North West region and, after nearly 4 years in Bolton, moved to Stepping Hill. She leads a busy multidisciplinary stone team and has interests in stone surgery, lithotripsy and stone prevention. She has a particular passion for the development of PCNL (miniaturisation, tubeless, endoscopic combined intrarenal surgery and day case PCNL).  An active clinical researcher, she has been a very successful recruiter to the PURE trial. As an enthusiastic teacher and trainer, she has examined for the FRCS (Urol) since 2018. Zara is a keen skier & hill walker and, together with her family, she is currently aiming to "bag" all 214 Wainwrights ... click here for email contact or here for Twitter

Mr Feras Al Jaafari (Member: 2022 to 2024)

Feras is a consultant urologist at NHS Fife, Scotland and joined the team in 2022.  He has a special interest in the urolithiasis, BPH and the minimally invasive management of ureteric strictures (endoluminal and extra-anatomical stents). He has a particular passion in the patient centric approach for treating BPH. He is a keen educator and had organised multiple BPH training events with international attendance.

In his free time he practises Shotokan Karate (2nd Dan Black Belt) and does enjoy a round of golf when the sun decides to make an appearance in Scotland ... click here for email contact or here for Twitter

Mr Matthew Bultitude (Member: 2022 to 2024)

Matt is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London, and joined the team in 2022.  He is a general urologist and high volume stone surgeon with special interest in cystinuria and endoscopic upper tract TCC management. He was Clinical Lead for Urology and is currently Clinical Director for Transplantation, Nephrology and Urology at Guy's. Generally enjoys most things to do with IT as well as sport, and is a regular at The Oval watching Surrey and England cricket ... click here for email contact or here for Twitter 

Miss Rashmi Singh (Member: 2022 to 2024)

Rashmi is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Surrey and joined the team in 2022. Her practice is general urology and endourology. She also works at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust managing complex tertiary referral endourology and stone patients.  Rashmi is a keen teacher and trainer; she is the TPD for the Foundation Programme at Kingston Hospital and for the South London Urology Specialist Registrar rotation.  She is the Clinical Governance Lead for her department and also one of the lead endourologists on the South West London Urology Area Network committee (GIRFT initiative).  In her spare time, Rashmi enjoys cooking, travelling, playing tennis and being a mum ..... click here for email contact or here for Twitter


Mr Wasim Mahmalji  (Co-Opted: 2021 to 2022)

Wasim is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Hereford County Hospital.  He is well-placed to present the realities and frustrations of DGH urology departments, and is passionate about delivering quality endourological care locally. He has been co-opted to bring a more generalist view to the executive's deliberations ... click here for email contact or here for Twitter

Dr Max Johnston (BSoT Representative: from 2021)

Max is an ST6 trainee in the Wessex deanery and represents BSoT on the committee; he joined the team in 2021. He is pursuing a career in endourology and is currently the Wessex BSoT representative. In his spare time, Max enjoys cricket and letting his two children run rings around him ... click here for email contact or here for Twitter

Mr Joe Philip (BAUS Trustee)

Joe Philip is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Southmead Hospital, Bristol and was appointed Honorary Secretary Elect in June 2021 ... click here for email contact or here for Twitter

Dr Kevin Byrnes (BURST Representative: from 2021)

Kevin is a urology Specialist Registrar in the North Central & East London region and is a representative from the British Urology Researchers in Surgical Training (BURST) Research Collaborative. He is co-lead of the STENT RCT, a collaboration between BURST and the endourology section, investigating the role of stenting affter uncomplicated ureteroscopy. He hopes to increase trainee involvement in the committee's research and auditing projects. ... click here for email contact or here for Twitter