Sotonye Tolofari

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

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Greater Manchester and Cheshire Urology

As the Director of Urological Cancers for the Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance, my specialist interests include the treatment of kidney cancer and upper tract urothelial cancer using open, laparoscopic and robotic techniques. I also specialise in prostate cancer diagnostics and all modalities of treatment for benign prostate enlargement and bladder outflow obstruction in men including Rezum Steam Prostate ablation. Beyond this, I have extensive expeirence in all feilds of general urology.

I was born in Leicestershire and studied Medicine at the University of Manchester, graduating in 2011. During my undergraduate career, I was awarded an intercalated First Class(Hons) Pathology BSc. Over the subsequent decade I trained in General and Urological Surgery in the North West of England. I successfully completed the FRCS(Urol) examination and was awarded the Keith Yeates Gold Medal for outstanding performance in 2019. I have also received further academic awards from the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS), Section of Endourology.

I was the Chairman of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) Section of Trainees in 2020 and as such, sat on the Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) for Urology. I was also nominated for the BAUS Bronze Cystoscope award in 2020. I am now the Director of Urological Cancers for the Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance and I am one of the Associate Foundation Programme Directors for our junior doctors at Salford Care Organisation. I have recently been the Clinical Lead for the “ThisVanCan” Prostate Cancer campaign that gaianed national media attention as a community awareness project aimed at men who may be at risk of prostate cancer.

I have an active involvement in teaching, research and quality improvement with multiple authored peer reviewed publications and learning modules.

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

I am part of a multidisciplinary team, which includes two female urologists, offering a comprehensive range of treatments for a variety of urological conditions.