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


Recent publications


Rees, J, Mytton, J, Evison, F, Mangat, KS, Patel, P & Trudgill, N 2020, 'The outcomes of biliary drainage by percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography for the palliation of malignant biliary obstruction in England between 2001 and 2014: a retrospective cohort study', BMJ open, vol. 10, no. 1, e033576.

Dosanjh, A, Baldwin, S, Mytton, J, King, D, Trudgill, N, Belal, M & Patel, P 2019, 'A national study of artificial urinary sphincter and male sling implantation after radical prostatectomy in England', BJU International , pp. 1-9.

King, D, Rees, J, Mytton, J, Harvey, P, Thomas, T, Cooney, R, Patel, P & Trudgill, N 2019, 'The outcomes of emergency admissions with ulcerative colitis between 2007 and 2017 in England', Journal of Crohn's & Colitis.

Harvey, P, Rees, J, Baldwin, S, Waheed, H, Tanner, J-R, Evison, F, Patel, P & Trudgill, N 2019, 'Outcomes of colorectal stents when used as a bridge to curative resection in obstruction secondary to colorectal cancer', International journal of colorectal disease, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 1295-1302.

Afshar, M, Patel, HRH, Jain, A, Kumar, A, Patel, P, James, N & Porfiri, E 2019, 'Chronic tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) use in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC): can this lead to the adverse effect of hypogonadism?', Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 529-532.

The 2015 European Society of Coloproctology Collaborating Group, Glasbey, JC, Nepogodiev, D, Bhangu, A, Pinkney, T, Chaudhri, S, Morton, D, Mehta, S, Ives, N, Magill, L, Perry, R, Patel, P & Bhangu, A 2018, 'The impact of stapling technique and surgeon specialism on anastomotic failure after right-sided colorectal resection: an international multicentre, prospective audit', Colorectal Disease, vol. 20, no. 11, pp. 1028-1040.

Snell, K, Ward, D, Gordon, N, Goldsmith, J, Sutton, A, Patel, P, James, N, Zeegers, M, Cheng, K & Bryan, R 2018, 'Exploring the roles of urinary HAI-1, EpCAM & EGFR inbladder cancer prognosis & risk stratification', OncoTarget, vol. 9, pp. 25244-25253.

Afshar, M, Goodfellow, H, Jackson-spence, F, Evison, F, Parkin, J, Bryan, R, Parsons, H, James, N & Patel, P 2017, 'Centralisation of radical cystectomies for bladder cancer in England, a decade on from the ‘Improving Outcomes Guidance’: The case for super centralisation', BJU international.

Ward, D, Baxter, L, Gordon, N, Ott, S, Savage, R, Beggs, A, James, J, Lickiss, J, Grren, S, Wallis, Y, Wei, W, James, N, Zeegers, M, Cheng, K, Matthews, G, Patel, P, Griffiths, M & Bryan, R 2016, 'Multiplex PCR and next generation sequencing for the non-invasive detection of bladder cancer', PLoS ONE.

Muthuveloe, D, Nkwam, N, Hutton, P, Wallace, DMA, Viney, R & Patel, P 2016, 'Urologist led one-stop testicular clinic: the UK 'gold standard'', SpringerPlus, vol. 5, 95.

Afshar, M, Giles, S, Viney, R, Patel, P, Foster, M, James, N, Bryan, R & Porfiri, E 2016, 'An evaluation of available therapies for recurrent and refractory testicular tumours', Oncology Letters.

Patel, P, Rangarajan, B & Mangat, K 2015, 'Improved Accuracy of Percutaneous Biopsy Using “Cross and Push” Technique for Patients Suspected with Malignant Biliary Strictures', Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 1005-1010.

Muthuveloe, DW, During, V, Ashdown, D, Rukin, NJ, Jones, RG & Patel, P 2015, 'The effectiveness of varicocele embolisation for the treatment of varicocele related orchalgia', SpringerPlus, vol. 4, no. 1, 392.

Afshar, M, Evison, F, James, N & Patel, P 2015, 'Shifting paradigms in the estimation of survival for castration-resistant prostate cancer: A tertiary academic center experience', Urologic Oncology, vol. 33, no. 8.

Slater, SE, Patel, P, Viney, R, Foster, M, Porfiri, E, James, N, Montgomery, B & Bryan, R 2014, 'The effects and effectiveness of electromotive drug administration and chemohyperthermia for treating non-muscle invasive bladder cancer', Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, vol. 96, no. 6, pp. 415-9.

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