12 May 2017
One of Spire Gatwick Park Hospital’s most eminent consultants has been given a unique honour by a leading American school of medicine.
Professor Abhay Rane OBE, consultant urologist at the Horley-based hospital, has been made an adjunct professor in the department of urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York City.
It is the first time the school’s urology department has given such an honour to a consultant from overseas and is an acknowledgement of the academic work that Prof Rane has carried out over the years.
The Icahn School of Medicine is at the forefront of urological advances for prostate, kidney and bladder cancer and endourology. Prof Rane says the continued close links will benefit patients here in the UK.
“It allows me to access their clinical research facility for future projects and data from patient clinical trials, so this will bring huge benefits to my work and for my patients here in the UK.”
Prof Rane will be visiting New York regularly to teach resident doctors and work closely with its medical scientists on projects which will eventually help patients newly diagnosed with cancers and those seeking comprehensive and integrated preventive men’s healthcare.
Awarded the OBE in the 2014 New Year Honours’ list for services to laparoscopic surgery, Prof Rane was one of the first laparoscopic urological surgeons in the UK and performed the first single port nephrectomy (kidney removal) in the world in May 2007 with colleagues in India.
He lives in Surrey, is married with two children and has been practising at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital for 17 years.