Professor James N'Dow

Consultant Urologist

MBChB, FRCS (Ed) MD with commendations RCS (Urol), CCST

Clinical Interests

  • Penile and urethral surgery
  • Bladder dysfunction
  • General Urology

Professional Memberships

  • British Association of Urological Surgeons
  • European Association of Urology
  • Association of Academic European Urologists
  • Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
  • General Medical Council
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • NHS Grampian

Personal profile

Professor N’Dow gained his medical degree in the University of Aberdeen, where he is now Professor of Urological Surgery and Director of the Academic Urology Unit. He is appointed to the first Chair of Urological Surgery in Aberdeen’s 525-year history as a medical school. Professor N’Dow has a General Urological Surgical practice in the University of Aberdeen Teaching Hospitals/NHS Grampian.

He is Chairman of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Office Board of the largest global urological surgery society (European Association of Urology, EAU; with over 19,000 active Urological Surgeon members). Under his leadership, the EAU Guidelines have become the most comprehensive and most trusted urological surgical practice guidelines globally; they are now endorsed by 72 countries including all 27 EU member states, UK, China, India, and Australia, among others.

His research interests are in Global health, evidence synthesis and evidence-based practice, large observational studies and multicentre randomised clinical trials with a competitive research grant income of over £32million.

Professor N’Dow is Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Urological CANcer Scottish charity (UCAN; UCAN has raised ~£8million so far and funded the opening of the first Urological Cancer Care Centre in Scotland, formally launched by the Health Minister in 2008.

He has contributed to the UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE Guidelines), UK Urology Specialty Advisory Committee, and was Trustee for British Journal of Urology International for 5 years.

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