John Kelly

Professor John D Kelly is a Consultant Urological Surgeon, Professor of Uro-Oncology and Clinical Lead of Uro-Oncology. He received his medical degree from The Queen's University of Belfast and subsequently trained in Urology. He was awarded The Professor Geoffrey D. Chisholm Prize, The Calvert Medal and the Ethicon Foundation Prize. He was a recipient of a British Urolological Foundation Award following which he completed a Fellowship at the New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York.

He moved to UCLH in 2009 having gained his expertise in complex cancer surgery as Consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge, and as a Fellow at the New York Cornell University Hospital. He is the Director of the Minimal Access Skills Centre at UCLH and has introduced robotic assisted prostate surgery to UCLH deploying the latest 3rd generation Da Vinchi Robot.

Specialty : Surgical management of bladder, prostate and kidney cancers and aims to integrate high quality surgery with world class research activity.
Research : John Kelly integrates translational research with clinical practice with the aim to improve outcomes for patients with bladder cancer. He is the chief investigator for the National trials BOXIT, BOLERO and HYMN and is the Chair of the National Cancer Research Institute Bladder CSG. His research group is supported by Cancer Research UK and the Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre at UCLH. His group applies multilayer genomic strategies on tumour cohorts derived from comprehensive tumour banks to identify processes and pathways and biomarkers pertinent to bladder carcinogenesis. The CRUK funded trial "BOLERO" will eventually determine whether it is feasible to compare standard open surgery to keyhole minimal access surgery for the treatment of bladder cancer
Qualifications : MD FRCS Urol
GMC registration : 3298206
NHS hospital : University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street
Tel (nhs) : 020 3447 9485 (NHS & Private)
Fax (nhs) : 020 3447 9303 (NHS & Private)
Private hospitals : Cambridge Urology Partnership
Tel (private) : 01223 323859
Fax (private) : 01223 323859
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