Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer



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Department of Obstetrics & GynaecologyMint WingSt Mary's Campus







  • MBBS. MS (O&G). FRCOG. MD.
  • Subspecialty Accreditation in Urogynaecology

Awards and Prizes

1. HAROLD MALKIN PRIZE for the best original research
    Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists– 2006.

   Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists-2002.

Areas of Expertise

  • General Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Subspeciaist in Urogynaecology:
    • Female urinary incontinence, Bladder dysfunction, Recurrent cystitis
    • Utero vaginal prolapse (Primary & recurrent prolapse)
    • Pelvic floor surgery
    • Perineal trauma following childbirth
    • Urodynamics
    • Endoanal ultrasound and ano-rectal manometry


Professional affiliations and memberships

  • Member of the British Society of Urogynaecologists.

  • Member of the International Urogynecological Association

  • Member of the International Continence Society

  • Member of the Royal Society of Medicine


Research interests

Child birth and Pelvic floor dysfunction
Combined bladder and bowel dysfunction



Karmarkar R, Bhide A, Digesu A, et al., 2015, Mode of delivery after obstetric anal sphincter injury, European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Vol:194, ISSN:0301-2115, Pages:7-10

Digesu GA, Swift S, Puccini F, et al., 2015, The FIGO assessment scoring system (FASS): a new holistic classification tool to assess women with pelvic floor dysfunction: validity and reliability., Int Urogynecol J, Vol:26, Pages:859-864

Veit-Rubin N, Cartwright R, Singh AU, et al., 2015, ARE PAIN AND URGENCY THE SAME SENSATIONS FELT AT THE SAME LOCATION?, International Urogynecology Journal, Vol:26, ISSN:0937-3462, Pages:S126-S127

Gargasole C, Karmarkar R, Digesu A, et al., 2015, ASYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS WITH PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE: IS URODYNAMICS NECESSARY BEFORE SURGERY?, International Urogynecology Journal, Vol:26, ISSN:0937-3462, Pages:S166-S167

Vijaya G, Cartwright R, Bhide A, et al., 2015, Reliability and validity of urinary nerve growth factor measurement in women with lower urinary tract symptoms., Neurourol Urodyn

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