Siân Allen is a full time Consultant Urological Surgeon at University College Hospital, London. She has a broad background in general urology and has developed a subspecialist practice in EndoUrology and Stone disease, treating complex cases referred from across the UK. She looks after many patients with haematuria (blood in the urine) and recurrent urinary tract infections.
Siân graduated from Bristol University medical school in 1998, spent time at Cambridge University, demonstrating anatomy, and then returned home to London for Surgical Training. During this time, she completed a period of laboratory-based research in stone disease, gaining an MD research degree from UCL for her thesis entitled ‘Physico-chemical factors influencing calcium oxalate crystallisation in the urinary tract’. She was also awarded a Research Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England for her work.
At UCLH, Siân is Clinical Lead for the Surgical Admissions Unit and Short Stay surgical wards for Urology, as well as Clinical Lead for the Urgent Urology Unit – a new service she started with her team to relieve pressure from A&E.
As well as busy clinical roles, she is a keen teacher and trainer and is a regular faculty member on several teaching courses including the British Association of Urological Surgeons course, preparing trainees to pass the FRCS Urol exam. She has a number of publications in peer reviewed journals and has presented her work both nationally and internationally. She also has an interest in innovation and design and has been granted a formal patent for a safety-based product she invented.
In her spare time, Siân enjoys playing the piano and spending time with her family.