Mr Sławomir Grzegorz Kata MD, PhD, FEBU, FRCS(Glasg)
Consultant Urological Surgeon, NHS Fife, Scotland
Honorary Senior Clinical Teacher, University of Dundee, Scotland
Mr Kata is the lead in Endoluminal Endourology, with responsibility for running the stone clinics, operating lists and metabolic stone MDT. He is a high volume ureterorenoscopic surgeon performing more than 300 cases a year. His main professional interests include day case service, ureterorenoscopy, lasers as well as novel optical techniques to detect urothelial cancer in the upper and lower urinary tract. Mr Kata has recently been involved in simulation teaching of alternative minimally invasive procedures to relief prostatic bladder outflow obstruction.
Mr Kata graduated from Faculty of Medicine Medical University of Łódź. He completed his foundation training in Międzyleski Szpital Specjalistyczny in Warsaw in Poland, where he also received a higher surgical training in urology and started his consultant career under professor Andrzej Borówka, the pioneer of endourology in Poland. Mr Kata was the first chairman of the Section of Residents in Urology of Polish Urological Association. He was granted the title of Fellow of European Board of Urology in 2001. He is also the Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Mr Kata defended his PhD summa cum laude in 2017.
Mr Kata is a frequent speaker on ureterorenoscopy at international and national conferences and he also performs live cases. He is a course director and lecturer in the Cushieri Clinical Skills Centre in Dundee, Scotland. He runs cadaveric masterclasses in ureterorenoscopy and he developed a program of short stay visiting fellowships in flexible ureterorenoscopy. Mr Kata was awarded the Trainer of the year 2019 by the Director of the East of Scotland Training Program in Urology. He is a member of the editorial board of Central European Journal of Urology and his contribution includes three book chapters, two Cochrane reviews and seventy scientific papers. Mr Kata introduced the technique of “no touch” wireless ureterorenoscopy, insertion of Memokath stents as well as tubeless and supine modifications of miniPCNL to NHS Tayside. Mr Kata also performed the first photodynamic diagnostic and autofluorescence ureterorenoscopy and contributed to starting the service of laser fragmentation of stones in common biliary duct in NHS Tayside.