BMI St Edmunds: Spotlight on Mr James Allan

BMI St Edmunds Hospital

BMI St Edmunds Hospital

Mr James ‘Jimmy’ Allan is a consultant urologist at BMI St Edmunds Hospital, and has worked in Suffolk fo more than ten years.

After leaving Rugby School. Mr Allan studied medicine at St Thomas`s Hospital in London, qualifying in 1989.

He studied for a Neuroscience Master of Surgery thesis in the management of chronic genitourinary pain at St Thomas`s Hospital, working with the world acclaimed neuroscientist Pat Wall, FRS.

He then trained at St Thomas’s as a consultant urologist and qualified in 1999. He is one of a handful of urologists in the UK to have been awarded both a British and World Fellowship in endourology, stone surgery and laparoscopic urology.

He was sponsored by The British Association of Urologists to work at the Cleveland Clinic in the USA, regarded by many the best urological hospital in the world.

As an established NHS consultant he not only provides a service in his specialist areas but also in general urology, men’s health issues, incontinence and reversal of vasectomies.

He is also a passionate teacher of surgery and oversees junior surgeons in the East of England

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As an academic he has published extensively in world literature and has recently written chapters on the latest advice on prostate diseases for GP’s and doctors.

Away from work he is a keen sportsman and can still be seen playing cricket for Woolpit in the East Anglian Premiership and rugby for Guy`s Hospital veterans.

If you are very unlucky you may also him play his bagpipes!