Professor William Aiken
Prof. William Aiken
Professor William (Bill) Aiken trained at The University of the West Indies, completing a M.B.B.S. Degree in 1989 and a Post-Graduate Degree in Urology in 1998. He became a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1995 and was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship in 1996 to do a one-year elective in Urology at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the first graduate of The UWI’s Doctor of Medicine Programme in Urology and was mentored by Professor L. Lawson Douglas.
Professor Aiken was invited to join the staff of the Department of Surgery at The UWI Mona Campus by the late Professor Peter Fletcher in 1998 and two years later was appointed a lecturer in Urology and asked to supervise the DM Programme in Urology, which he did for 14 years. During his tenure as DM Supervisor, ten persons successfully completed urological training and have filled Consultant posts in the English-speaking Caribbean. He has served as President of the Jamaica Urological Society, the Caribbean Urological Association and is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Surgeons in Jamaica. He currently serves on the Medical Council of Jamaica and was recently made an International Surgical Advisor for Jamaica by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
The promotion to the rank of Professor recognizes Dr. Aiken’s academic achievements and leadership roles in Surgical Societies. He has 52 peer-reviewed full publications and over 40 Abstracts in Scientific Journals. He has received The UWI Mona Principal’s Research Award on three occasions, been awarded the Association of Surgeons in Jamaica’s prize for Best Surgical Research at the Faculty of Medical Science’s Research Day and has been invited by the American Urological Association and the Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU) to judge podium presentations on prostate cancer. He has made innumerable academic presentations locally, regionally, and internationally.
Professor Aiken is a Fellow of the Caribbean College of Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Caribbean College of Surgeons.