Mr John Parkin graduated from St Mary’s Hospital medical School in 1994 then undertook surgical training in Scarborough, Bristol and New Zealand. This was followed by six years as a specialist registrar in the West Midlands including at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, developing a special interest and expertise in laparoscopic surgery and the diagnosis and treatment of urological cancers. Mr Parkin was part of the team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital that introduced the laparoscopic radical cystectomy.
In 2005, Mr Parkin was elected to serve as a junior representative on the BAUS (British Association of Urological Surgeons) committee for endo-urology. Mr Parkin has researched and published in the fields of laparoscopy and endo-urology. He is a consultant urologist for Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and part of the Birmingham Prostate Clinic, providing comprehensive assessment and management of all diseases affecting the prostate and urinary system.