Malaysian becomes first professor of urology at Cambridge in its 800-year history

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR) – A Malaysian has been appointed professor of urology at the University of Cambridge, the first in this field in the institution’s 812 years of history.

According to university records, Prof Vincent J Gnanapragasam is the first professor of urology to be appointed by the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world.

“As far as I can find and on (searching) the University of Cambridge library records, there has not been a Professor of Urology in the university before, so I believe I am the first,” said Prof Vincent, who has been a lecturer with the university for the last 13 years.

He is also an honorary consultant urologist at the university’s hospital.

His journey in the United Kingdom started when he enrolled in medical school in Newcastle in 1988 and graduated with a PhD.

Prof Vincent J Gnanapragasam