BPC surgeon Paul Anderson invited to America to present UK experience of treating injured servicemen

Surgeon Paul Anderson

BPC consultant urologist is travelling to the United States to present the UK experience of treating injured servicemen.

Paul Anderson is a nationally renowned expert in penile and urethral surgery, with a key role at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) in Birmingham.

Soldiers with a range of devastating combat injuries are flown into the RCDM, based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, for treatment by highly specialised teams.

This work is internationally recognised and Mr Anderson has been invited to the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) to share knowledge and collaborate.

Mr Anderson will then travel to San Antonio to present the UK experience of combat injury management at the annual conference of the Society of Government Service Urologists (urologists treating military personnel).

Mr Anderson’s work with injured servicemen was recently recognised in a prestigious award. Together with his team at the RCDM, Mr Anderson was awarded the Military and Civilian Health Partnership Award 2014 in the Care of Veterans category.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with American colleagues and share our experiences in this very specialist field,” said Mr Anderson.

“I started working at the RCDM six years ago, treating servicemen with horrific injuries we had never seen before in civilian patients. We have learnt a great deal and there is a real benefit in sharing experiences with American colleagues who have, like us, been through a steep learning curve.”

“This is a very challenging area of my work but one which I am very proud to be involved in, continuously working to improve what we can do for young men enduring devastating, life-changing injuries.”