The Urology Centre, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust London, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT, UK.
- Kay Thomas,
- Kathie Wong,
- John Withington,
- Matthew Bultitude &
- Angela Doherty
All authors researched the data, made substantial contribution to discussion of the content, wrote, edited and reviewed the manuscript before submission.
Competing interests statement
The authors declare no competing interests.
Miss Kay Thomas graduated with an MBBS from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London, UK then did her urology training in London and was awarded a University of London MD thesis. She was appointed in 2006 as a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Hospitals with a specialist interest in stone disease. She established a multidisciplinary clinic for cystinuria in 2008, which has both a clinical and research focus. She has authored over 30 peer reviewed publications and over 100 abstracts. She has supervised four research fellows and has received 17 prizes awarded at National and International meetings for her work.
Kathie Wong graduated from Imperial College London, UK in 2006 with an MBBS and an intercalated Medical Sciences and Management degree. She is currently a urology trainee in the South Thames London Deanery, London, UK. She has a special interest in stone disease and cystinuria, and is currently undertaking a part time MD(Res) at Kings College London supervised by Kay Thomas.
John Withington is a Urology Research Fellow at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. John sat the Medical Science Tripos at Clare College, Cambridge and obtained the MBBS from King's College London, UK, in 2008. He has developed a special interest in stone surgery and is currently conducting research into outcomes from percutaneous nephrolithotomy, using the UK Hospital Episode Statistics database, for an MD(Res) degree, at King's College London and the Royal College of Surgeons' clinical effectiveness unit in London.
Matthew Bultitude qualified with an MBBS from Guy's and St Thomas' Medical School, London, UK, in 1997. He undertook higher surgical training in South London Hospital and spent a fellowship year in Alfred Hospital Melbourne, Australia before returning to Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital as a consultant in the Stone unit. He has a specialist interest in stone disease. Dr Bultitude completed an MSc thesis on The Effect of Flexible Ureteroscopy on renal function and has published and presented widely on different aspects of urolithiasis.
Angela Doherty obtained a BSc (Hons) in Physiology from University College Dublin, Ireland, a postgraduate diploma in Dietetics from Glasgow Caledonian University and an MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health from University of Bristol, both in the UK. She is currently working as a Senior Specialist Renal Dietitian at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK. Angela has worked in the NHS for over 10 years and has previously specialized in stroke, oncology, parenteral nutrition and critical care. Her current research investigates the effect of dietary change on stone formation in patients with cystinuria.