Tom Walton qualified with a first-class honours degree from Nottingham University Medical School in 1998. After basic surgical training he undertook a period of research focusing on the molecular basis of prostate cancer, leading to the award of a Doctor of Medicine. His urology training was undertaken in the Trent region, during which time he spent a dedicated fellowship year training in laparoscopic surgery. In 2010, Tom was awarded the Keith Yeates Gold Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons for outstanding performance in the FRCS (Urol) examinations.
Following completion of surgical training he spent a further year training in Laparoscopic and Robotic Urology in Melbourne, Australia. Tom is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Nottingham City Hospital, with a specialist interest in minimally invasive surgery, prostate and renal cancer, and all aspects of general urology. He is lead cancer clinician for the Urology Department and member of the International Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer Collaboration. He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Urology and European Urology, and has published extensively in the field of urological cancer. Outside of work, Tom is a keen cyclist and walker. He is married with two children.