Mr Hugh Whitfield is Founder and Director of IMNR. He is a Consultant Urological Surgeon. He trained at Gonville and Caius College Cambridge and St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He spent 5 years in the Royal Army Medical Corps, during which time he saw active service in Northern Ireland and Oman. After a research post at the Institute of Urology he was senior registrar at St Bartholomew’s until 1969, when he was appointed as consultant there. In 1993 he moved to the Institute of Urology. He held honorary appointments at St Mark’s Hospital for Diseases of the Colon and Rectum and at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. His last NHS post was at The Royal Berkshire Hospital, 2001-2006 when he retired from the NHS.
He was Hunterian Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1980.
He was President of the European Board of Urology 1998-2000. He was Honorary Consultant in Urology to the Army from 1994-2012. He has been visiting Professor at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation in Karachi more than a dozen times and has conducted surgical workshops in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and in the Ukraine.
He has co-authored two urological textbooks and edited the two major urological textbooks in the UK. He edited the British Journal of Urology International for nine years. He has had more than 150 publications in peer reviewed journals and has contributed 87 chapters to urological textbooks.
Since retiring from the NHS he has written Expert Witness Reports, mainly involving negligence claims, receiving instructions from solicitors acting for claimants and defendants both in the NHS and in the private sector.