In 1996 Simon Wilkinson graduated from the University of London with distinction. He undertook early surgical training at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and then completed a year of research at the University of Chicago, USA, under the tutelage of Professor Gerald Chodak, one of the world's leading authorities on prostate cancer.
He completed urological training in the Wessex region including the cancer centres of Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth. In 2008 he was awarded a fellowship by the Endourology Society to undertake advanced training in laparoscopic and robotic surgery at the University of Toronto, Canada, a world renowned centre of excellence for urological disease and minimally invasive surgery.
In 2009 he was awarded another fellowship, this time by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, to undertake a further year of sub-specialist expertise in complex open and laparoscopic cancer surgery at University Hospital Birmingham.
He is highly skilled in all aspects of open and endoscopic surgery for urological diseases. His specialist interest is in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate, bladder and renal cancers, with a particular emphasis on laparoscopic and robot assisted surgery.
Mr Wilkinson has presented internationally and published extensively in the peer-reviewed journals in the field of prostate cancer.