Mr Prashant Patel MBBS, MS, FRCSEd, FRCSEd (Urol), PhD

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
Senior Lecturer In Urology

Contact details

Vincent Drive
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Prashant Patel qualified in 1993 from India and then trained to qualify as a General Surgeon with special interest in pelvic surgery. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Birmingham whilst training as a Urologist. His research explored gene and immunotherapy for prostate cancer. He travelled to Perth, Australia to complete a fellowship in urological cancer surgery where he had exposure to laparoscopic  and robotic surgery.

Upon Mike Wallace's retirement, he took up the appointment as a Senior Lecturer in Urology at the University of Birmingham and Consultant Urological Surgeon at QE Hospital (UHB), Birmingham (2010) to pursue a joint career in academic and clinical urology. His academic interests are to explore molecular markers in bladder cancer, immunotherapeutic approaches in all urological cancers and informatics. His clinical interests are in pelvic cancers (bladder and prostate) and retro-peritoneal node surgery for metastatic testicular cancer, developing a program in Robotic surgery at UHB and conduct clinical trials in urological cancers.


  • FRCSEd (Urol) Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Urology, 2009
  • PhD in Gene and Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham, 2008
  • FRCSEd, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Surgery, 2001
  • MS (General Surgery), University of Karnataka, 1998
  • MBBS, University of Poona, 1993



Other activities

  • National Committee of Selectors: Urology Interview Panel Member 2011 to present
  • BAUS: FRCS Urol Course examiner
  • Cancer Informatics – Clinical Lead (UoB + UHB) 2012 - Present
  • Bladder Cancer – Clinical Lead (UHB)
  • ARCP – Academic representative (West Midlands Deanery)
  • West Midlands Collaborative Audit (Jan 2009 – Present) – Lead
  • 9th  Uro-Oncology Symposium: Course Organiser and Session Chair
  • UHB Radiology Systems Procurement Committee for PACS, RIS and LTA
  • National Consensus Panellist for ‘Beyond TME’ in advanced rectal cancer
  • Urological Cancer Lead: ‘myhealth@UHB’ Clinical Portal
  • BAUS: Joint Audit lead for RPLND surgery