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Dr Boustead has more than 25 years experience as a specialist urologist with a special interest in urological cancer. He holds memberships as: 

  • Fellow of the College of Surgeons of South Africa

  • British Association of Urological Surgeons

  • Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine

  • European Association of Urology

  • International Society of Urology (SIU)

  • American Urological Association

  • Society of Robotic Surgeons

  • Honorary Member South African Urological Association

  • Consultant Advisor in Robotic Surgery, Netcare Hospitals Ltd  2014 - 2018

  • Consultant Urological Surgeon, Lister Hospital, Stevenage UK    1996 – 2014

  • Clinical Director of Urology, Herts & South Beds Urology Cancer Centre 2011- 2014

  • Consultant in Private Practice, Ramsay Pinehill Hospital, Hitchin, Hertfordshire 1996-2014

  • Honorary Senior Lecturer (Clinical), University of Hertfordshire 2012 - 2014

  • Member National Cancer Intelligence Network (Urology) 2009 - 2014

  • Faculty Chitra Sethia Centre for Robotics and Minimal Access Surgery  2011- 2014

  • Cancer Lead, Stevenage Node, Eastern Academic Health Science Network 2013-2014

  • Executive Committee, World Uro-Oncology Federation, 2009- 2013



Previous appointments
  • Dr Boustead is one of the pioneers of Robotic Surgery in South Africa. In 2013 he led a team at Pretoria Urology Hospital that performed the first Da Vinci robotic prostatectomy in South Africa. In 2014 he assisted in performing the first robotic nephrectomy in South Africa and in 2015 performed the first Robotic assisted cystectomy and total bladder reconstruction in South Africa. He has trained and accredited 30 surgeons at Netcare Robotic Centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and Pretoria Urology Hospital. Dr Boustead led the Netcare Da Vinci Robotic Surgery program in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, South Africa from 2014 to 2018, setting up four of the six robotic programs in the country.

Prior to this he was Clinical Director at The Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire Urology Cancer Centre in Hertfordshire UK with a team of  8 Urological Surgeons. This is specialist urological oncology and robotic centre doing over 200 robotic cases per year. He specialized in robotic and open surgery for prostate and bladder cancer and reconstruction.

Dr Boustead trained in Medicine and Urology in South Africa and moved to the UK and underwent further postgraduate training as a Senior Registrar in the UK between 1993 and 1995 before taking up a Consultant appointment at The Lister, Stevenage Hertfordshire in 1996.  He was a visiting fellow to Duke University Medical Centre in 1995 and received a British Urological Foundation Fellowship to Texas Health Science Centre in 1997. He has been Principal and or co-investigator in 22 trials and has published widely in peer reviewed literature. He has been invited faculty to lecture in the UK, USA, China, Canada, Europe, Australia and South Africa. He served on the Executive Committee of the Section of Oncology of the British Association of Urological Surgeons and as a member of the National Cancer Intelligence Network. 

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