Born in Greenwich, London, Mr Ranjan Thilagarajah trained at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London and qualified in 1990 with the MBBS Degree. After gaining a wide general surgical experience, he achieved the FRCS (Eng) qualification in 1995. He then studied for his Master of Surgery (MS) at Imperial College School of Medicine, St Mary's Hospital, London, looking at the causes, diagnosis and treatment of painful bladder disease and interstitial cystitis. He achieved recognition on the Specialist Register for Urology (CCST), the FRCS (Urol), in 2001.
Mr Thilagarajah was then invited to spend a year as Urology Fellow at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia to continue his training as a laparoscopic urological surgeon. He returned to his post at the Institute of Urology, London as senior trainee of the Stone Unit and gained further experience in complex stone surgery. He was subsequently appointed as consultant urological surgeon at Mid Essex Health Trust, Chelmsford, where he continues to work today as the Urology Lead Clinician.
In 2008, Mr Thilagarajah was appointed Clinical Lead of the Da Vinci Robot Surgery Service at Mid Essex Health Trust covering a number of specialities. His main subspecialty is kidney and stone surgery including robotic pyeloplasty and partial nephrectomy. He is a Faculty Member of the EAU Robotic Urology Section Congress and is also a GreenLight laser Trainer for consultants, both nationally and internationally, performing a large number of these operations in both the NHS and private sector.
Outside of work, Ranjan enjoys winter sports, travel, rallying in very old cars and gardening.