Prof Linda Cardozo

Professor of Urogynaecology

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Special Interests

  • Incontinence
  • Urodynamics


Professor Cardozo is Professor of Urogynaecology and Consultant Gynaecologist at King’s College Hospital.

Following her appointment as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in 1985, she continued to develop her interest in all aspects of urogynaecology including the influence of hormones on the lower urinary tract, conservative and surgical treatment of stress incontinence, the patho-physiology and pharmacological treatment of detrusor overactivity, and the management of urogenital prolapse.

Professor Cardozo now heads a busy and productive tertiary referral urogynaecology department at King’s. She has a large clinical workload dealing with complex urogynaecological problems in a supra-regional tertiary referral unit teaching medical students, training junior doctors and undertaking clinical research. Her publications include more than 500 original papers in peer review journals, 23 books and 130 book chapters. She is a member of the editorial boards of 12 scientific journals.

She has been President of the International Urogynaecological Association, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health and the Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Royal Society of Medicine. She was the Founding Chairman of the British Society of Urogynaecology, Past Chairman of British Menopause Society and of the Education Committee of International Continence Society. She is currently Co-Chairman of the World Health Organization International Consultation on Incontinence and President of the European Urogynaecology Association.

She has sat on numerous committees including the Council of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, for whom she is currently an International Fellows Representative.

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