Linda Cardozo is Professor of Urogynaecology and Consultant Gynaecologist at King’s College Hospital, London. She trained at Liverpool University Medical School and qualified MBChB in 1974. Thereafter she developed a special interest in urinary incontinence at St George’s Hospital under the aegis of Professor Stuart Stanton obtaining an MD in 1979, MRCOG in 1980, and FRCOG in 1991.
Professor Cardozo now heads a busy and productive multi-disciplinary tertiary referral urogynaecology department at King’s College Hospital. She has a large clinical workload dealing with complex urogynaecological problems in a supra-regional referral unit teaching medical students and training junior doctors. To date 8 subspecialty trainees and over 40 fellows have developed their urorgynaecological skills at King’s generating 20 higher degrees, MD’s and PhD’s as well as numerous publications and presentations at International meetings. Professor Cardozo has directed this clinical research and her publications include more than 650 original papers in peer review journals, 25 books and 140 book chapters. Her H factor is 62 and she is a member of the editorial board of 9 scientific journals.
Professor Cardozo has been President of the International Urogynaecological Association, European Urogynaecological Association, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health and 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 International Consultation on Incontinence. For many years she was an International Fellows Representative on the Council of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists where she also served on many committees.
In 2013 Professor Cardozo received a lifetime achievement award from the International Urogynaecological Association. She was awarded an OBE in 2014 for services to Urogynaecology and Women’s Health. In 2016 she was honoured by the University of Athens with the title Doctor Honoris Causa.