Professor Duncan Summerton, FSSA President
Consultant Urological Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Honorary Professor, University of Leicester
Duncan graduated from Medical School in 1987 and undertook general surgical and urological training in Plymouth, Southampton and Portsmouth, obtaining Reconstructive Fellowships in the USA (Texas, North Carolina and Arkansas) and at the Institute of Urology in London, with a further Fellowship in advanced Andrological surgery, also at the Institute of Urology, including prosthetic surgery.
A Consultant since 2001 he moved to Leicester in 2005 on leaving the Royal Navy after 19 years of active service with numerous deployments, both on land at sea, to areas of unrest and conflict throughout the world. His major interests are in surgical andrology and the structure/provision of surgical services, He is invited faculty on many advanced surgical courses and at international meetings.
He leads the East Midlands Penile Cancer Supra-network (6.5 million population) and has chaired the East Midlands Regional Training Committee since 2009. He was Chairman of the European Association of Urology (EAU) Guidelines Panel in Urological Trauma 2009-2015 and has examined at his local Medical School and for the FRCS (Urol) for over 12 years and sat on the Intercollegiate Board of Urology until 2017.
He was the President of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) from 2018 to 2020 after 15 continuous years of service in various peer-elected positions (Regional Representative, Secretary and Chairman of the Section of the Andrology and Genito-Urethral Surgery, Honorary Secretary and Vice President) within BAUS.
An Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester since 2005, Duncan was promoted to Honorary Professor in 2020. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Sri Lanka Association of Urological Surgeons (SLAUS) in 2019.
Away from work, he is married to a General Practitioner and has three adult children.
He enjoys the countryside, fly fishing, photography and supporting Leicester Tigers and England Rugby.