- Oncological urology
- Pelvic and renal surgery
- Laparoscopic and robotic surgery
- Training and education: medical degree Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands.
- Basic surgical training: Enschede, Netherlands.
- Higher surgical training in urology: Maastricht and Heerlen, Netherlands.
- Fellowship: oncological urology Erasmus Medical Centre and Daniel den Hoed Hospital, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Mr Chaplin is a consultant urological surgeon, he has worked for the trust since April 2011. He was a consultant from 2006-2011 at Bradford Teaching Hospitals and from 2004 to 2006 at Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Mr Chaplin has a special interest in oncological urology. He is especially interested in bladder, prostate and renal cancer. He regularly performs radical surgery for cancer using open and laparoscopic techniques.
He has a specific interest in robotic minimally invasive surgery and has been involved in the implementation of the robot for robotic cystectomy since the first case done at James Cook in February 2015.
He regularly performs robotic and open radical cystectomies, open and laparoscopic nephrectomies and nephro-ureterectomies.
In addition he performs open partial nephrectomy. He has performed many open radical prostatectomies in the past and is going to join the robotic team for robotic prostatectomies. He also sees and operates on patients with a wide variety of general urological conditions.
In addition to regular theatre sessions and two clinics per week at James Cook he represents the James Cook Cancer Institute at North Tees, Stockton, where he also has a weekly urology cancer clinic and regular operating sessions.
He contributes to national audit and research trials. He has presented posters and research data at national and international conferences. He was appointed in April 2017 as multi-disciplinary team lead for the urology cancer centre at James Cook.