David Ross graduated from the University of Manchester in 1997 and trained in Surgery and Urology in the North West of England, culminating in the award of the Keith Yeates Gold Medal for outstanding performance in the FRCS(Urol) examination. He was awarded a Post Graduate Research Doctorate, MD, in 2008, for studies in the molecular staging of prostate cancer.
Appointed as a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Salford in 2009, he performs the breadth of general urology while his sub-specialist interests are in Endo-urology and Urinary Tract (kidney, ureter, bladder) Stone Disease. He offers a full range of treatment interventions for urinary stones, including minimally invasive techniques and non-invasive shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL). Stone prevention strategies are a critical consideration for patients with stones which are an integral part of his practice.
David has gained further specialist stone experience in the UK through the Ralph Shackman Travelling fellowship, and internationally in stone centres in Paris, Amsterdam and Turin.
David is an Associate Dean within Health Education England North West; having an extensive portfolio in education and training, supported by a Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Education from the University of Manchester. He is the Educational Director for Greater Manchester Cancer Academy, focusing on the training and development of a multi-professional urology workforce.
As Trust Associate Director of Medical Education and Royal College of Surgeons Tutor, he provided oversight of surgical training and established the Physician Associate training programme at Salford. Nationally he has contributed to the quality assurance of Urology training through his roles on the Urology Specialist Advisory Committee and Joint Committee on Surgical Training. As a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons and roles with the Joint Committee on Intercollegiate Examination he has been involved in examination and assessment in surgical and urological training.
He has an interest in professional standards, doctors in difficulty and revalidation, leading medical appraisal and revalidation at Salford. Beyond this David has delivered a range of operational and strategic leadership roles at trust and Greater Manchester system levels.