Professor of Urogynaecology
Linda Cardozo is Professor of Urogynaecology and Consultant Gynaecologist at King’s College
Hospital, London. She trained at Liverpool University Medical School and qualified MBChB in 1974.
Thereafter she developed a special interest in urinary incontinence at St George’s Hospital under the
aegis of Professor Stuart Stanton obtaining an MD in 1979 and her MRCOG in 1980.
Following her appointment as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in 1985 she continued to
develop her interest in all aspects of urogynaecology including the influence of hormones on the lower
urinary tract, conservative and surgical treatment of stress incontinence, the patho-physiology and
pharmacological treatment of detrusor overactivity and the management of urogenital prolapse.
Professor Cardozo now heads a busy and productive tertiary referral urogynaecology department at
King’s College Hospital. She has a large clinical workload dealing with complex urogynaecological
problems in a supra-regional tertiary referral unit teaching medical students, training junior doctors and
undertaking clinical research. Her publications include more than 300 original papers in peer review
journals and 17 books.
Professor Cardozo is President of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health.
She is also a Past President of the International Urogynaecological Association, Past President of the
Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Royal Society of Medicine. She was the founding
Chairman of the British Society of Urogynaecology and a Past Chairman of the British Menopause
Society and of the Education Committee of International Continence Society. She is currently Vice
Chairman of the World Health Organisation International Consultation on Incontinence.
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