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NGH consultant surgeon becomes a professor

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Mr Marek Miller, consultant urological surgeon

A consultant urological surgeon at Northampton General Hospital has been made a Visiting Professor at Cranfield University.

Mr Marek Miller, who has over 20 years’ experience in urology, and was appointed to NGH in May 1998, has been involved in collaborative research with the university for more than 12 years.

He said: “Cranfield has a fairly large biotechnology and healthcare department with a lot of clinical scientists but no doctors, so I have been providing that expertise to help in research work, and have also supervised PhD students at the university.”

The award of a visiting chair is recognition of Marek’s significant contribution to the research work of the university. A chair is awarded to an individual in recognition of their high levels of achievements and standing in their particular area or discipline. In most universities, professorships are reserved for only the most senior academic staff.

He said: “There is no ceremony involved, and there are no special privileges attached to being a professor, but it is very pleasing to have that recognition for one’s efforts.”

Mr Miller, who is 52 and lives in Napton, Warwickshire, qualified from University College Hospital Medical School. After higher surgical training at St George's Hospital in London and the Institute of Urology, he was appointed consultant urological surgeon at Northampton General Hospital in 1998. He has 20 years' experience working in the field of urology and completed an MD research thesis at the Royal Free Hospital, London. His research interests include erectile dysfunction, biomarkers in bladder and prostate cancer, and Peyronie's disease.

Posted on Thursday 16th February 2012