University of Gezira Faculty of Medicine, Wad Medani-Sudan
Name: Mohammed El Imam Mohammed. Ahmed
Date of birth: Omdurman 13/12/1966
Social status: Married\ Four children
Permanent Address: University of Gezira, Faculty of Medicine, Medani, Sudan,
P. O. Box: 20. Tel. +249912362293- fax +249511846203
e- mail : personal: email@example.com
languages :ARABIC, ENGLISH &FRENCH
1-Head dep.of urology and transplant Gezira Hospital for Renal Diseases & Surgery.
2- Director of the Wad Medani centre of the Sudanese Board for Medical Specialization SBMS.
3- Professor of Urology and Transplantation, Gezira university,faculty of medicine.
4- Deputy of the exam committee Arab Board for urology.
5- President of the exam committee of urology council SBMS
MBBS University of Khartoum Sudan March 1992
MD General Surgery July 1998
Fellowship of urology, Mansoura, Egypt. 2002
Fellowship of Societe Internationale de Urologie 2003
Msc. Health professional education, University of Gezira . 2010
Training and courses:
ATLS\ CPR 1998
Laparoscopy basic/advance course 1999
General urology, Endo urology 2000-2004
Renal Transplantation 2005
Jobs and Trainings:
Internship May 1992---may 1994
Registrar general surgery 1994---1997
General surgeon 1998
Senior surgeon Sinnar hospital 1999---2000
Acting consultant of urology (Medani) 2000-01
Assistant Prof of urology (Mansoura -Egypt) 2001-02
Consultant urologist and transplant 2002-05
Associate Prof of urology, 1\7\ 2005-09
Professor of urology and transplant 1/7/2008-
Members and fellowships:
1- Fellowship of Societe Internationale du Urologie (SIU) active member
2- Member of the British association of urological surgeons (BAUS) 002407
3- Active international member of the European Association of Urology (EAU)
4- Member of the American urological association AUA 00983472
5- Member of the pan Arab urological association (PAUA)
6- Member of Sudanese association of surgeon (SAS)
7- Member of pan African urological association PAUSA.
8- Member of Sudanese society of urological surgeon.
9- Member of the European Association of Urology (EAU)
10- Member of Sudan urology council in SMC.
11- Academic secretary of Sudanese association of surgeons
12- Member of advisory board of ministry of health.
Workshops and conferences
1- Pan Arab medical union meeting, Khartoum, Sudan Nov 1998
2- MOH workshop for disasters Nov 1998
3- Methods of evaluation, Medani, FMGU, EDC May 1999 4- Onco urology course Egypt June 2003 5- Urology online USA 2003
6- 33rd annual & international congress of SAS Feb 2004
7- Safe motherhood initiative FMGU, Medani 2004
8- Medical schools accreditation programme FMGU, 2004
9- Advanced laparoscopy supervised by Saudi Arabia Aug 2006
10- Galway refreshment hand on endourology June 2006
11- SIU course of TRUS and PCNL Medani, Prof. Khalaf 7-12-2006
12- Training course entitled “tutoring in problem based learning” held on 27th of Feb. 2008 at education development and research center. Faculty of Medicine, University of Gezira, Sudan.
13- Third national seminar entitled “early detection and rehabilitation of congenital malformations in children” held on 13th of June 2007 faculty of medicine, university of Gezira, Sudan.
14- Training course entitled “academic counseling” held on 21-22 of July 2007 at faculty of medicine, university of Gezira, Sudan.
15- Training course entitled “TRUS and PCN” held on 12-14 July 2006 at Gezira Hospital for Renal Diseases and Surgery, Medani, Sudan.
16- Prostate cancer management, Gezira guideline workshop, Medani, Sudan Nov 2007
17- Breast cancer guidelines, Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Molecular Biology and Oncology (INMO), Medani, Sudan. 2007
18- SAS 34TH conference Khartoum march 2010.
19-SAUS 1st congress march 2013.
20- SAS 35TH APRIL 2013.
1- 36th EUA conference Sharm Elsheikh, Egypt 2001
2- 14th world congress video urology, Cairo 2002
3- Swedish Egyptian urological meeting March 2002
4- 3rd International meeting on reconstructive urology Hamburg-Germany March 2003
5- SIU congress on uro-oncology Egypt Sept 2003
6- V?? international meeting of the pan African urological surgeons Cairo-Egypt. 13-16/5/2005
7- Network calendar 2004
8- International conference on adapting health services and health professions education to local need: partnerships, priorities and passions. Bogota, Colombia (September 27- October 2, 2008).
9-Egyptian Society of Urology Congress 2010 LUXUR. 2013 Hirghada, 2014 CAIRO
10- Emirates urology association meeting 2012, 2014,
11SIU CONGRESS MELBOURNE 2015
12 EUA congress 2015-2016
13 SUA CONGRESS 2014, 2015, 2016
Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation (SJKDT)
Oman Medical Journal
Gezira Journal of Health Sciences
Sudanese medical journal.
The Sudanese Journal of Public health.
Global Journal for medical sciences
American Journal for researches and technology
JOBS AND ACHIEVEMENTS”
Faculty of Medicine Gezira University and Gezira Hospital for Renal Diseases and Surgery PROF MOHAMED Elimam acted and did the followings:
Vice Dean Faculty of medicine Gezira university from 2006- 2013.
Founder of Gezira Hospital for Renal Disease & Surgery 2005
Auspice the inauguration, installation of new technologies, procurement of training fund and personnel, solving all problems of work and maintain the standard of the services in the hospital.
Heading the dep. Of urology in the hospital 2008-2016.
Inviting international teams from Egypt, USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom for training, recognition, serving and auditing.
Conducting more than 22 training workshops and FOUR conferences in the hospital.
Assist in the training of more than 50 registrars, 54 resident docs and more than 100 nurses and auxiliary jobs.
One of those who introduced Sudanese guidelines in urology.
Conducting more than 100 published researches and thesis in the hospitals.
Supervised more than 76 students of MDs &PhDs in general surgery, urology, renal immunology of the transplant and related basic sciences.
Supervising Gezira hospital for 15 years& responsible for:
Extra funding for maintenances , training programs and in crisis management
Governance the launching of new technology
Continuous Medical Education.
Training of the nursing staff, young residences
Supervision of the transplantation programme.
Surgery of renal transplant &V.V. fistulae >500 cases
Conducting vesico vaginal repair for around 600 underprivileged women.
He has been supervising the whole process of the SIU project in the advancement of the hospital as a key man in contact, reporting, and planning, implementing, hosting, teaching and feeding back response
This project put a real emphasis on the success of the SIU in the underserved countries.
Member of the urology broad in SBMS
Sharing as educationist in:
One of the founders of the program of urology.
Training & evaluation
Setting roadmap of the new urology training in Sudan.
Member of Sudan broad for general surgery SBMS
And in the executive committee of Sudanese association of surgeons 2010-2012
Sharing in the training of the residences and
Supervision of residences
One the founders of Sudanese association of urological surgeon
Using his collateral relations
Procuring opportunities for 10 urologists in the training schedule of SIU fellowship in Egypt.
Accrediting the training program of urology in GHRD& SBMS by Egyptian urology fellowship & Arab board & he has enrolled more than 40 students all over in the urology training scheme& 17 of them have been doing their training with him in GHRD&S. graduated around 20 urologists through this programme
Putting the proposal & shared in establishment of more than 17 nephrological units with hemodialysis services in Sudan from A to Z & still participating and auspicing of the training of their personnel.
Actively participating in all related health policies in the country where he is a member of the advisory council of the federal minster of health in surgery, urology and CM E.
Visiting professors of urology for 26 universities inside & 6 outside the country.
The founder of community based urological services where he moves with all his team to the poorest villages and serves in his urology concern
External examiner for the Followings:
Arab board urology MD.
Egyptian urology fellowship.
Eretria Orotta Faculty of medicine
27 medical schools in Sudan.
Samples of the Publications: published
2- Mohammed El Imam Mohammed, Omram Mustafa, Nugud Faisal, El Hassan Mohamed, Taha Osman. Evaluation of ureteral re-implantation in 65 Sudanese patients. Saudi Medical Journal for Kidney Diseases and Transplant 2005, 16 (2):166-170.
3- Fatml Abdelmotaal, Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, Khalid Eltahir Khalid, Nasr Eldin M.A. Elwali, Mustafa Omran, Khalid Eltom Ali. The utility of free/total prostate specific antigen and prostatic acid phosphatase as tumor markers in Sudanese patients with prostate enlargment. Journal of Arab Board of Medical Specialization (JABMS) 2005; Vol. 3 (3): 255-9.
4- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, Mustafa Omran, Samy El Dirdiri, Mohammed Elhassan, Nugud F. Wrong sex assignment pearls and perils of our experience. Journal of Arab Board of Medical Specialization (JAMBS) 2006; Vol. 8 (1): 36-40.
5- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, Nugud F, Elsabig M, Saad K, Taha O, Obstructive Uropathy in Sudanese Patients, Saudi J Kidney Dis Transplantation 2006:17 (3); 415-419.
6- DafallaA.Idris, Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, Faisal M. Nugud, Elgaili M. Elgaili, Mohamed E. Ahmed, Ramandeep S. Arora. Wilms tumor in Sudan. Paediatric Blood Cancer 2008; Vol. 50: 1135-1137.
7- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed. Ahmed, diaaeldin el gaili. University of Gezira, Faculty of Medicine, Education Development and Research Centre (EDC): a who collaborating centre. Sudanese Journal of Public Health 2008; Vol. 3 (3): 7-10.
8- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, Nsredin Yousif, Osman Taha, Ismail H. Husain, Elfatih Husain, Eltayeb A/Ruhman, Ali B. A. Habour, Elhadi Miskeen. Health situation and health care in Elhaj season for Sudanese Hujeej. Sudanese Journal of Public Health 2008; Vol. 3 (3):151-159.
9- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, Mustafa Omran, Elgaili M. Elhassan M. Elhassan, Dafalla Abu Idris, Khalid Eltahir Khalid, Elhadi Miskeen. Detection of prostate specific antigen in lactating, pregnant, and advanced breast cancer sudanese women. Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences, 2009; Vol. 4 (2): 163-166.
10- Khalid Eltahir Khalid, T.B.Gue, W. Sun, H. Nie, Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed Nasreldin Yousif, Elhadi Miskeen, Osman K. Saeed, J. Z. Zhang. The anti inflammatory properities of interleukin 18 binding protein in rheumatoid arthritis. Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences 2009; Vol. 4 (2): 109-116.
11- Mohamed Elfatih M. Elhag, Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed Omran M, Idris M. Elsheikh, Elsabig M, Elhadi Miskeen. Renal transplantation gezira hospital for renal diseases and surgery (GHRDS). Sudanese Journal of Public Health 2009; Vol. 4 (2): 265-274.
12- Mohamed Elhafiz, Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, Omran M, Alwaleed A/ Gabar, Elhadi Miskeen. Hemodialysis, plea of availability versus adequacy Gezira experience. Sudanese Journal of Public Health 2009; Vol. 4 (1): 7-10.
13- Bahga Suleiman, Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, Elsabig M, Khalid Eltahir, Ahmed Eltahir, Elhadi Miskeen. Lipid profile in post renal transplant patients treated with cyclosporine in Sudan. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transplantation 2009:20 (2); 312-317.
14- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, Nawal Zaroug Higazi, Dafalla O. Abuidris, Ali A. Idris, Khalid Eltahir Khalid, Mustafa Omran, El Gaili M. Prostate specific antigen versus digital rectal examination as screening for ca prostate in Sudanese patients. Sudanese Journal of Public Health 2009; Vol. 4 (2): 278-281.
15- Aida Ali Ahmed Mohamed, Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, Anwaar a. Elamin, Elsabig M, Khalid Eltahir Khalid, Ahmed Abdalla Mohammedani, El Gaili M, Elhadi Miskeen. Changes in serum calcium, phosphate, albumin and parathyroid hormone before and after hemodialysis in Sudanese patients with end stage renal failure. Journal of Arab Board of Medical Specialization (JABMS) 2009; Vol. 10 (1): 23-25.
16- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, Omran O, Osman Taha, Faisal Nogud, Abdelmahmod A, WalaaI, Elsamani Widaa, Nsrdeen Y, Elhadi Miskeen. Audit of extracorporeal shokwave lithotripsy in 210 Sudanese patients at Gezira hospital for renal disease and surgery (GHRD&S) Sudan. Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences, 2009; vol. 3 (1): 11-15.
17- Mohamed Nasr El Din Mohamed, Mustafa Omran Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, Khalid Eltahir Khalid, Elhadi Miskeen. Prostate volume and PSA cutoff values as predictive indices for success of Doxazocin treatment in BPH in GHRDS. Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences, 2009; vol. 4 (3): 289-295.
18- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, Mohamed El Sabiq, Mustafa Omran, Abdulla Abdalkareem, Muhamadani A. El Gaili Mohamed, Ahmed Elbashir, Osman Khalafala. Acute Renal Failure Associated With the Rift Valley Fever: A Single Center Study. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2009; 20(6):1047-1052.
19- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, Elhassan Mohamed Elhassan, Mustafa Omran, Nasreldeen Yosif, Elhadi Miskeen. Urological Injuries during Pelvic Surgery in Women, Gezira, Central Sudan. Sudanese Journal of Public Health 2009; Vol. 4 (3): 335-339.
20- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed. Mustafa Omran Mansour, Khalid Eltahir Khalid, Nasrden Yosif, Elhasan Mohamed Elhasan, Elhadi Miskeen. Semen analysis of infertile Sudanese males in Gezira state central Sudan. Sudanese Journal of Public Health 2009; Vol. 4 (3): 340-344.
21- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, Ahmed A. Elshekh, Osman Taha, Mustafa Omran, Faisal Nugud, Elhadi Miskeen. Penile fracture epigrams from our experience in 15 Sudanese patients. Journal of Arab board of medical specialization (JABMS) 2009; Vol. 10 (3): 34.
22- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, M. Elsabig, Mustafa Omran, Abdalla Abdelkareem, Mohamadani A., El Gaili Mohamed, Ahmed Elbashir, Osman Khalafala. Acute Renal Failure Associated with The Rift Valley Fever: A Single Center Study. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transplantation 2009:20 (6); 1047-1052.
23-- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, Mustafa Omran, Elgaili M botryiod rhabdomyosarcoma of the urinary bladder in a female presenting with obstructive anuria (JABMS) 2004; Vol. 3 (4): 398-9.
24 -Shams Eldin Mohamed., Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed.,Omran M Khalid Eltahir et al . Sperm parameters and reproductive hormones among males Sudanese worker exposed to high occupational heat. GJHS Dec 2011 Vol 7(2).
25- Abusin, K*; Abdalrahman, E; Zolfo, N; Abdalwahab,, Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed M; Omeran, M; Idris, M; Alsabig, M et al, The Feasibility of Establishing A Live Renal Transplantation Program in A Developing Country, Transplantation: 27 July 2004 - Volume 78 - Issue 2 - p 337
26-Gamal Mustafa Ahmed1, Mustafa Omran Mansour2, Mohamed Elfatih1, Khalid Eltahir Khalid3, Mohammed El Imam Mohammed Ahmed, Outcomes of arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis in Sudanese patients: Single-center experience
Saudi J Kidney Dis Transplantation 2012:23 (1); 152-157
27 Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed MD1. Abdullah Abdelkareem MD2., Nasreldeen Yosif MD 2 , Mohamed Elsabiq MD 3, Alhasan Mohamed Alhasan MD4 , A.A. Mohamadani MRCPath5 , Badreldeen Ahmed FRCOG MD 6 ,Elhadi Miskeen MRCOG1 7 , Osman Khalafallah FRCP 8 EPIDEMIC OF RIFT VALLEY FEVER IN SUDAN, GEZIRA, 2007; GEZIRA EXPERIENCE GJHS Vol(2) Dec 2009,1-10
28-Elhassan M., Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed ,Elhadi Miskeen et al. Report case of excessive genital warts. GJHS Dec 2009, Vol5 (2).
29- Omran M., Elbadawi. Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed et al. Evaluation of application of IPSS in Sudanese patients. GJHS, Dec 2010, Vol6 (2).
30- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed Omran M., Sami yousif, Khalid T., Miskeen. Chemical composition of urinary stone in central Sudan. GJHS June 2010 Vol 6(1).
31-Dafaalla Abuidris., Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed ,Omran M.,Elgaylani E., Ahmed Elhag. The impact of TRUS in early detection of cancer prostate in Gezira Sudan. GJHS June 2010 Vol 6(1).
32-Mohamed Surror ., Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed., Sami Eldirdery et al intestinal obstruction due to ascaris lumbricoides a case report. GJHS June 2010 Vol 6(1).
33-Khalid Eltahir. Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed., Jingwu Zang et al . Appropriate induction of T regulatory cells and HBV tolerance, implication for immunotherapy of auto immune disease. GJHS June 2011 Vol 7(1).
34- Sami M. Taha. Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed., Abdelraof Sharfi ., Gamal M. et al .the problem of access in superarenal ganglioneuroblastoma case report. GJHS Dec 2011 Vol 7(2).
36- Mohamed Elhafiz ., Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed.,Omran M., Hypertension among patients with ESRD on regular haemodialysis at GHRD&S. GJHS June 2012 Vol 8(1).
37-Wael Noury., Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed., Abusufyan H., et al . Hair dye poisoning an important etiological factors of acute renal failure in Gezira Sudan., GJHS Dec 2012 Vol 8(2).
38-Sami M Taha ., Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed.,Mohamed A Ibnoaf., Gamal M., et al . Diagnosis of gall bladder agenesis is a pitfall case report. GJHS Dec 2012 Vol 7(2).
39- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed., Vesicovaginal fistula local experience, international reconstructive urology, Hamburg, Germany. March 2003.
40- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed,.Pattern of bone metastasis in cancer prostate the SIU, international uro oncology conference Sharmelsheikh, Egypt, 19-23 October 2003.
41- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed., Omran M., Ahmed Elamin Elsheikh. ELSABIG M., et al , The program of renal transplantation in Gezira 33rd SAS conference, Khartoum. 2004
42- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed., Omran M -Ureteric transplant or substitution SAS 33rd conference, Khartoum 2004.
43-MOHAMED Elimam -Gezira hospital for renal diseases from hope to reality SIU congress; Morocco 2007
43- Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed -Gezira hospital for renal diseases from hope to reality SIU congress; Morocco 2007
44-- Nawal Zaroog, Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed,Prostatic specific antigen as a screening test for patients with prostatic enlargement conference of Sudanese public health 2004.
45- Badawi Hassan. Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed validation of IPSS in benign prostate hyperplasia in Sudanese patients, midterm SAS2004.
46-Zainab Mohamed. Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed.,Elhadi Miskeen . et al the problems of female education in Kassala The Journal of Public Health Volume 5, Number 2, April 2010
47- Moh. Khalid Ahmed, Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed PSA as predictive of pattern of metastasis in cancer prostate, SAUS 2013 MARCH..
48- Muneer M , Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed. Social habits and epidemiological factors as oblivion impact on BPH , SAS 2013 APRIL.
49- Sami M Taha ., Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed, quality of life in Sudanese patients with BPH ., SAS APRIL2013.
50-Mohamed E Elsharif1, Elfatih M Malik2, Mohamed E Imam1, Mustafa O Omran1, Elham G Elsharif1 Malaria incidence among kidney-transplanted recipients in an endemic malaria area, Sudan Saudi J Kidney Dis Transplantation 2012:23 (5); 1099-1103
Elsemani WM Elamin, MD***, Sami M Taha, MD*, Mohammed El Imam M Ahmed, MD *, Mustafa O Mansour, MD*, Gamal Mustafa, MD*, Mohammed DA Gismalla, MD*, Moawia MA Elhassan, MD**
Sudan Medical Journal 2017, 53:69-75
52- Spectra of urethral stricture in Sudan . IVUMed workshop 2016 GHRD&S
53-Abuidris D, Omran M, ElimamM, El Gaylani E. El Haj A. The impact of trus in detection of prostate cancer in Gezira, Sudan. Gezira J. Health Sci. 2010;6(1):1–9.
55-Walaa Eldin Ibraheem 1 Sami Mahjoub Taha 2 Mustafa Omran Mansour 2 Mohammed El Imam Mohamed ,The Initial Experience of Trans-Rectal Ultrasound and Biopsy in Diagnosis of Carcinoma Prostate in Gezira Hospital for Renal Disease and Surgery (GHRDS)
56- Mustafa O. Mansour, Sami M. Taha, Abd Elmahmood Abdallah, Mohammed El Imam Indications, outcome and complications of ureteroscopy, at Gezira Hospital for renal diseases and surgery, Sudan: a seven years ‘experience, Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences Vol 11, No 4 (2016) .
57- Yousif Mousa Alobaid Ahmed1, Mohammed El Imam M. Ahmed2,3, Khalid Eltahir Khalid4, Babiker Ahmed Mohamed5, Kamal Mustafa Elhag, Phenotype and genotype of extended-spectrum-beta-lactamases in Sudanese patients with UTI Basic Research Journal of Microbiology ISSN 2354-4082 Vol. 3(4) pp. x18-22 August
58- MMA Dafalla AM, Almutaz, AA, Amel A, Mohammed Abdelwahed, Mohammed El Imam ...
Basic Research Journal of Microbiology 2 (2), 27-
59- 13:40 – 14:00 PM Prof. Mohamed Elimam
The Road Map to Optimize Postgraduate Student Assessment in Surgical Specialties
60-14:15 – 14:30 PM Prof. Mohamed Elimam
The Compatibility of OSCE to The Need of the Real Life Scenario in Surgical Trainings
61- Abuidris DO (1), El Imam M (2), Omran M (1), Elgaylani E (1), Elhaj A (1)
CHANGING HORIZONS IN DETECTION OF PROSTATE CANCER IN SUDANESE PATIENTS
ABSTRACT REFERENCE NUMBER: 21
AORTIC 2009 7TH INTERNATIONAL CANCER CONFERENCE CANCER IN AFRICA – THE NEW REALITY 11-14 NOVEMBER 2009
62- Mohamed Dafalla , Mohamed Elimam ,Nadir Ibrahim , Sami M., Management outcome of obstructed kidney disease due to stones: experience from Gezira hospital for renal disease and surgery, Sudan, International Journal of Medicine 5(1):52-55 · February 2017
Prof Simon Tanguay Mc Gill university , the president of the SIU
Prof. Osman Taha Mohamed Osman,FRCSI MD HON ,president of SBMS.
3- Prof. Abdelraof Sharfi University of Khartoum. Head of urology council. SBMS .
4- Prof. Ismael M. Khalaf, PRESIDENT OF PANAFRICAN UROLOGICAL ASSO.
5- Prof. ALI BABIKIR ALI HABOUR DEAN OF , FACULTY OF MEDICINE
6- Prof MOHAMED AHMED GHONEIM Mansoura Centre for Urology and Nephrology, Egypt
7- PROF UOACHIM THUROFF EX- PRESIDENT OF SIU GERMANY
8- PROF Paul Sweeney the president of Irish oncourology association Mercy Hospital Cork Ireland .