Rajesh Nair

Consultant urological surgeon


Rajesh Nair has been a consultant urological surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust since 2017.

Rajesh cares for people with all urological cancers. He performs a range of diagnostic and surgical treatments for bladder, kidney and upper tract urothelial cancer.

He has a strong academic interest and is committed to surgical education locally and nationally. He is an active member of a number of urological and surgical associations and is frequently invited to lecture, present, chair and participate in urological meetings nationally and internationally.

Education and training

  • Fellowship in robotic surgery, uro-oncology and reconstructive urology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia, 2017
  • Bladder Cancer Fellowship, Guy's and St Thomas', 2016
  • Fellowship in robotic prostatectomy, St George's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 2015
  • Urology Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellowship of the European Robotic Urology Section
  • MSc in urology
  • Higher specialist training in urology, London Deanery, 2015
  • Medicine and surgery with distinction (MBBS), University College London, 2006

Research interests

  • Urology cancer care
  • Complex intra-abdominal reconstruction in urology
  • Bladder preservation techniques for bladder cancer
  • Outcomes-based analysis after minimally invasive radical cystectomy and urinary diversion
  • Improving detection of upper tract urothelial carcinoma
  • Improving quality metrics of nephroureterectomy in upper tract urothelial carcinoma


  • Malcolm Copcoat prize, The Royal Society of Medicine, 2014
  • Best podium presentation prize, London Deanery South Thames Urology Regional Meeting, 2013
  • Geoffrey Chisholm prize, The Royal Society of Medicine, 2013
  • Best Abstract presentation, Senior Urological Registrars Group Annual Scientific Meeting, British Journal of Urology International, 2012
  • Highly commended in the surgery category for the Oxford Handbook of Surgical Consent, British Medical Association Medical Book Awards, 2012
  • Best Podium Presentation Prize, British Association of Urological Surgeons, 2010


Rajesh has written over 40 peer reviewed publications, 6 book chapters, edited a book and presented in over 120 national and international presentations.

Last updated: July 2023

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