Sotonye Tolofari

BSc(Hons), MBChB, PGME, FRCS(Urol)

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Greater Manchester and Cheshire Urology

Sotonye Tolofari, born in Leicestershire, studied Medicine at the University of Manchester, graduating in 2011. During his undergraduate career, he was awarded an intercalated 1st Class(Hons) Pathology BSc.

Over the subsequent decade he trained in General & Urological Surgery in the North West of England. He successfully completed the FRCS(Urol) examination and was awarded the Keith Yeates Gold Medal for outstanding performance in 2019. He has also received academic awards from the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS), Section of Endourology.

Sotonye’s specialist interests include the treatment of kidney cancer and upper tract urothelial cancer using open, laparoscopic and robotic techniques. He also specialises in prostate cancer diagnostics and all modalities of treatment for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and bladder outflow obstruction in men.

Sotonye currently practises as a Consultant Urological Surgeon in Salford Royal NHS Trust, part of the Northern Care Alliance.

Sotonye was the Chairman of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) Section of Trainees in 2020 and as such, sat on the Speciality Advisory Committee (SAC) for Urology. He was also nominated for the BAUS Bronze Cystoscope award in 2020. He has an active involvement in teaching, research and quality improvement with multiple authored peer reviewed publications and learning modules.