Param Mariappan is a Consultant Urological Surgeon based at The Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, UK, a post he has held for over 17 years; his practice is almost exclusively in bladder cancer. He is also an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. After his medical training Mr Mariappan undertook post-graduate training in general surgery and then urology in Malaysia, which provided extensive experience in major abdominal surgery and stone surgery. Subsequent uro-oncological training in Edinburgh complemented this training with pelvic cancer (bladder and prostate) and laparoscopic experience. He completed the FRCS (Urol) and was later awarded his PhD by bladder cancer research publications from the University of Edinburgh.
Mr Mariappan has performed over 750 cystectomies and several thousand trans urethral resections of bladder tumour (TURBTs); he leads the bladder cancer surgical service in Edinburgh, with a focus on effectiveness and efficiency in patient-centred care. Having conducted research in prostate diseases, voiding dysfunction, and stone disease, his main research interest is in bladder cancer. Mr Mariappan is passionate about quality control; he played a leading role in the development and continuation of the Scottish quality performance indicators (QPIs) programme for bladder cancer and developed the Scottish bladder cancer QPI influencing outcomes, prognosis, and surveillance (“Scot BC Quality OPS”) clinical research project. He has published widely, featuring in some seminal works, and is a member of the European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines panel for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). Outside work, Mr Mariappan is a keen 6 handicap golfer.
EM-113829 - Date of preparation November 2022