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.