Qualifications: MBChB (University of Leicester), MD (University of Leeds), FRCS (Urol) (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh), FEBU (European Board of Urology).

James was educated in West Yorkshire and studied medicine at the University of Leicester. He was awarded a higher research degree (MD) at the University of Leeds for his research at Cancer Research UK into the genetic involvement in bladder cancer.

Following urological higher surgical training in the UK, he completed a Fellowship in kidney stones and laparoscopic (keyhole) kidney surgery in Leeds. He has also operated on complex stones in Sri Lanka.

He is the author of 17 peer-reviewed international publications. He is a regular reviewer of two prestigious urological journals.

Clinical interests: General urology – diagnostic and therapeutic management (medical and surgical) of prostate and bladder conditions; specialist treatment including metabolic investigations and preventative treatment of kidney stones.

Professional memberships: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Fellow of the European Board of Urologists, full member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons.

Publications: Turo R, Forster JA, West RM, Prescott S, Paul AB, Cross WR. Do prostate cancer nomograms give accurate information when applied to European patients? Scand J Urol. 2015 49(1): 16-24

Forster JA, Biyani CS. Painful varicocele in an infertile man. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2013 185(4): 321-2.

Forster JA, Harrison SCW. Ketamine uropathy: rising to the challenges of a new condition. British Journal of Urology International 2012 109(9): 1277-78.

Forster JA, Browning AJ, Paul AB, Biyani CS. Surgical simulators in urological training – views of UK Training Programme Directors. British Journal of Urology International 2012 110(6) 776-8.

Forster JA, Paul AB, Harnden P, Knowles MA. Expression of NRG1 and its receptors in human bladder cancer. British Journal of Cancer 2011 104 1135-43.

Forster JA, Palit V, Browning AJ, Biyani CS. Endoscopic management of upper tract transitional cell carcinoma. Review article. Indian Journal of Urology 2010 26(2) 177-82.

Myatt A, Palit V, Forster JA, Bryan N. A continuous bladder neck – urethral anastomosis following open radical retropubic prostatectomy. Surgery Illustrated – Focus on Details, British Journal of Urology International 2009 104(8) 1174-8.

Forster JA, Palit V, Myatt A, Hadi S, Bryan N. Technical description and outcomes of a continuous anastomosis in open radical prostatectomy. British Journal of Urology International 2009 104(7) 929-33.

Forster JA, Akram M, Rogawski KM. A case report of iatrogenic ureteric injury with Filschie clipping during laparoscopic sterilization. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2009 16(3) 365-367.

Vollans SR, Sehjal R, Forster JA, Rogawski KM. Emphysematous pyelonephritis in Type II diabetes: a case report. Cases Journal 2008 1(1) 192.

Forster JA, Moazzam M, Lloyd SN. What is the role of retrograde ureteroscopy in the management of large renal calculi? British Journal of Medical and Surgical Urology 2008 1(1) 14-20.

Forster JA, Taylor J, Browning AJ, Biyani CS. A review of the natural progression of medullary sponge kidney and a novel grading system based on intra-venous urography findings. Urologia Internationalis 2007 78(3) 264-9

Zelhof B, Forster JA, Taylor J, Browning AJ, Biyani CS. Knowledge and utilization of prostate specific antigen test assay: a regional questionnaire study. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2008 14 162-164

Forster J, Biyani, CS, Weston PMT. A gentle reminder in the laparoscopic era: left-sided inferior vena cava. International Urology and Nephrology 2006 38(3-4) 439-442

Forster JA, Agrawal V, Anathhanam AJ, Spencer N, Biyani SC. Breast carcinoma metastasising to the urinary bladder presenting as bilateral hydronephrosis treated with ureteral stenting and chemotherapy. Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations 2006 24(1) 33-35

Taylor J, Forster JA, Biyani CS, Davies R, Browning AJ. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for Peyronie’s disease: Who benefits? Journal of Endourology 2006 20(2) 135-8