Professor Brian Ellis
Professor Brian Ellis was educated at Harrow and St. Mary’s Hospital. He was Consultant Urological Surgeon at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust from 1983 to December 2007; he now consults in primary care at Cobham Hospital. He is Honorary Senior Clinical Research Fellow at St. Mary’s Hospital, Honorary Clinical tutor at the Charing Cross Hospital and visiting Professor at Middlesex University. He has always been passionate about patient safety and implemented ‘human factor’ training for all senior members of staff at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals where he was also Director of Surgery. He was a member of Council of the British Association of Urological Surgeons. His urological interests are the bladder, prostate and scrotum. He was an early advocate of clinicians undertaking diagnostic ultrasound and regularly teaches on courses for other urologists. He is course tutor and examiner for the Postgraduate Diploma in Urology, a course for GPs interested in Urology. He has edited journals, written over 100 peer reviewed papers and was chief editor of Hamilton Bailey’s ‘Emergency Surgery’. His work on Integrated Care Pathways led to an award by the Health Service Journal. In 1998 his team at Ashford won the Urology ‘Team of the Year’ award. He has also won awards for educational video making.