Top women's health expert takes up prominent national post

AshMongaA leading women’s health expert based at Southampton’s university hospitals has been elected chairman of British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG).

Ash Monga, a consultant urogynaecologist at the Princess Anne Hospital, will use his three-year term to oversee the development of national guidelines, training, research and clinical meetings in the specialty.

BSUG, which was formed in 2001 following a request from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) for a dedicated association, now has more than 300 full and associate members.

Mr Monga has been a consultant gynaecologist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust since 1997 and was the first person to go through the RCOG sub-specialty training in urogynaecology.

His work has focused on the pelvic floor, including urinary incontinence, prolapse and faecal incontinence and, earlier this year, he pioneered the use of a wireless, remote-controlled patch for sufferers of overactive bladder syndrome.

“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to work closely with colleagues from across the UK in further developing the specialty and ensuring the highest possible standards of teaching, training and treatment,” said Mr Monga, whose textbook Ten Teachers Gynaecology was recently awarded the British Medical Association’s obstetrics and gynaecology book of the year.

Posted on Thursday 20 December 2012