Prior to joining King’s College Hospital, Professor Essam Riad worked as a consultant and Head of Urology at Mediclinic Hospital, Abu Dhabi (2015 -2019) and as a Professor and Chairman of the Urology department at Theodor Bilharz Medical Research Institute (TBRI) from 2001 to 2013.

Professor Riad graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Ain Shams University Cairo.  He received his early urological training as a resident at TBRI, and as registrar at Catharenine Hospital, Tubingen University, Germany. He had hands-on training in laparoscopy at the European school of Urology (ESU), Milan, Italy.

Dr. Riad worked on the application of Holmium Laser in the urology department at McGil University, Monterial, Canada. He was an associate professor at Charite hospital, Berlin University, Germany and worked as a Consultant Urologist at Queen Hospital, Doha, Qatar.  Dr Riad also worked as a Consultant Urologist at AL Mowasat Hospital, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.