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Professor Nikhil Vasdev is Professor and Chair of Robotic Surgery at the School of Life and
Medical Sciences, UH (Promoted from Senior Clinical Lecturer in August 2022). Prof Vasdev
is a Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon at the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire
Urological Cancer Centre, Lister Hospital, UK. His private practice is Pinehill Hospital, Hitchin
and One Hatfield Hospital, Hatfield. He is a Visiting Consultant Urological Surgeon at the
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.

Professor Vasdev is the Associate Medical Director for Cancer Services at the East and North
Herts NHS Trust (Appointed in October 2019). Prof Vasdev is an international accredited
proctor in Robotic Urology and operates regularly in Asia and Europe. Prof Vasdev is the
Lead Consultant (Cancer) for the COVID-19 Response at NHS England for the East and North
Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

In September 2016, Prof Vasdev was awarded the prestigious “Celebration of Clinical Excellence Award” by the Chief Executive of the East and North Herts NHS Trust and in May 2017, Prof Vasdev was awarded the "Best Innovator" in the Surgical Division Awards at the East and North Herts NHS Trust. In April 2019, Prof Vasdev demonstrated a live Robotic Bladder removal and Robotic Urinary diversion at the Thai Urology Association meeting which is second operation of its kind to be performed in Thailand. In May 2020, Prof Vasdev was awarded an “ Doctor of Science (DSc)” [Higher award than PhD]  by the awards committee at the University of Hertfordshire in recognition Prof Vasdev contribution in Robotics in Surgery.

Prof Vasdev’s specialist interest is Urologic Oncology (Clinical and Academic). He specializes
in both Robotic Prostate and Bladder cancer surgery (Robotic Prostatectomy with intra-
operative Frozen section of prostate (NeuroSAFE) and extended pelvic lymph node
dissection and Robotic Cystectomy) and kidney surgery (Robotic Nephrectomy and Robotic
Pyeloplasty). Prof Vasdev in 2019 has commenced preforming Robotic Salvage
Prostatectomy and Robotic Salvage Cystectomy (In patients with cancer recurrence
following initial Radical radiotherapy) making him a very few select Robotic surgeons with
this skill. Prof Vasdev also performs robotic cystectomy with both ileal conduit and
neobladder formation.

Prof Vasdev specialises in general urology (Stone disease; Andrology; Fertility, Infertility and
assisted conception; Vasectomy reversal; Urinary tract disorders; Urinary infection; prostate
disease; Prostate Biopsy (Transperineal), Urinary symptoms; BPH / LUTS; treatment with
preservation of sexual function; Blood in the urine or haematuria; Renal colic and stones)

In February 2017, Prof Vasdev has lead and commenced the Blue Light Cystoscopy
programme for bladder cancer patients in North Hertfordshire. Prof Vasdev has performed
1100 Robotic Urological procedures in 8 years as a consultant and continues to be amongst
the highest volume robotic urology cancer surgeons in the UK with excellent patient

Prof Vasdev is the UK’s first nationally accredited Robotic Fellow by the Royal College of
Surgeons of England and the British Association of Urological Surgeons. As a part of his
robotic urological fellowship in the UK and USA he obtained a ChM (Urol) with a distinction
from the University of Edinburgh / Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh for his thesis on
the use of “Intraoperative frozen section of the prostate to reduce positive margin and
improve nerve sparing during Robotic prostatectomy”.

Prof Vasdev has published extensively and has over 201 peer-reviewed articles, 340
abstracts, 12 book chapters, written 2 textbooks on Urological Cancers and is on the
editorial board of 15 international urological journals. He is on the national and
international Fellowship accreditation committee at the Royal College of Surgeons of

Prof Vasdev is the East and North Herts NHS Trust Cancer Network lead for the Lister
Robotic Urology / Vatikutti Foundation, USA collaboration. Prof Vasdev is an international
proctor in Robotic Urological Surgeon and mentors’ hospitals / surgeons in Europe and Asia
(India, Hong Kong and Thailand) regularly in and is a clinical advisor to Prostate Cancer UK
for the "Best practice pathway national development programme" which was released in September 2018 for national implementation and is currently co-chair for the MRI
implementation and biopsy standardization. In 2022, Prof Vasdev performed Jordan’s first
Robotic Surgery.

Prof Vasdev’s Urological surgical training includes his research in Gene Therapy for
Urological Malignancies at the National University Hospital, Singapore followed by his basic
surgical training at the National University Hospital, Singapore and Newcastle upon Tyne,
UK. He then completed my 6 year Higher surgical training on type-1 national training
number in Urology in the Northern Deanery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK training at large
teaching hospitals including the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne; James Cook
University Hospital, Middlesbrough and Sunderland Royal Hospital, UK and Robotic
fellowship training at the Lister Hospital, UK and City of Hope national medical centre, USA.