Vinod Nargund was appointed as Consultant Urological Surgeon to St Bartholomew’s and Homerton Hospitals in 1997 and was the Lead Urological Cancer Surgeon and Chairman of Multidisciplinary Uro-Oncological team between 2001 and 2010. After completing his PhD on bladder cancer research, he was appointed as Lecturer in Surgery and Honorary Senior Registrar in Urology at the Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust and the University of Oxford. He also took a sabbatical at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York, undertaking the study of advanced GU Cancer management.

Background

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He was in Surgery and Urology at various hospitals in England and Ireland; additionally receiving training in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery at the Erasme University Hospital, Brussels and the Oscar Lambret Cancer Centre at Lille, France. He is still actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. In the past he has been undergraduate and postgraduate examiner for the University of London and served as member of court of examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He takes part regularly in training the general practitioners in the specialty of urology for the City and Hackney GPs and the East London Integrated Care (ELIC). He has published extensively on urological cancers and presented scientific papers in national and international meetings.

In general urology, he has a special interest in urinary tract infections in women, voiding problems, catheter management and prostatitis. His expertise includes management of urological cancers (prostate, urinary bladder, kidney, testis and penis) and male health problems. His other special interests are in the fields of diseases of the kidneys and testes, in particular their cancers mainly diagnostics.  

Vinod, along with Professor Tim Oliver, pioneered the technique of testis conservation surgery for selected cases of testicular cancer (testis saving surgery or partial orchidectomy). In addition he also deals with other testicular problems such as male infertility, recanalization of vas and surgical sperm aspiration procedures (percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration-PESA, testicular sperm aspiration-TESA, testicular sperm extraction- TESE and micro-TESE) and testicular biopsy. He is the principal editor of Urological Oncology (ISBN: 978-1-84628-387-1) published in 2007-8 and 2015. He regularly contributes the booklets for cancer sufferers published by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Vinod attends the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India as a visiting Professor of Urology to teach undergraduates and postgraduates. He also teaches techniques of surgery to the younger generation of surgeons.

Qualifications

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  • FEBU: European Board of Urology, Rotterdam [2001]
  • FRCS (Urol): Intercollegiate Board in Urology, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh [1996]
  • PhD (Bladder Cancer): Cancer Medicine Research Unit, Bradford University, Bradford [1995]
  • FRCS: Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh [1985]
  • DNB: National Board of Surgery, New Delhi [1983]
  • MBBS (1978), MS (1982): Karnatak University, Dharwad, India
  • FRCS (ad eundum): Royal College of Surgeons of England 2006

Membership

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  • American Urological Association (AUA) 1999-2010
  • British Andrology Society (BAS) 1998-2001
  • British Association for Cancer Research (BACR) 1992-2009
  • British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) 1988- to date
  • British Association of Urological Surgeons- Endourology Section 2005- to date
  • British Association of Urological Surgeons: Oncology Section 1997- to date
  • British Medical Association (BMA) 1995-date
  • European Association of Urology (EAU) 1994- to date
  • European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) 1999-date
  • Societe Internationale de Urologie (SIU) 2013- to date

Awards and Nominations

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  • British Urological Foundation Travel Grant. 1998-99
  • NHS Champion Nomination: the London Evening Standard and the King’s Fund NHS Champion. 6.10.2003
  • Cardura XL Competitive Awards 2004 (Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals)
  • NHS Innovator Award Nomination – Medical Devices & Equipment Category 2008

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