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Shamim Khan, Muhammad - consultant urological surgeon


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Shamim Khan

Secretary: Patrick Tall
Secretary email:
Tel: 020 7188 6796

Area of expertise: urology, bladder cancer

  • Biography

    Muhammad Shamim Khan (OBE FRCS (Urol) FEBU) is a consultant and reader in urology at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College School of Medicine, London.

    His clinical interest is management of bladder cancer, where he has done collaborative clinical research on the diagnostic value of photodynamic diagnosis (blue light cystoscopy).

    Muhammed leads the invasive and high risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer programme at Guy's Hospital which is the regional centre for management of this cancer (London Cancer Alliance) offering robotic and open radical cystectomy and all types of urinary diversions.

    The robotic cystectomy programme at Guy's Hospital is the first of its kind in UK and Europe and the team has national and international recognition for pioneering work. Muhammed carries out one of the highest numbers of this procedure in the country, and has helped establish the robotic cystectomy programme both nationally and internationally. He is also a major contributor to the national and international database of the outcomes of robotic assisted radical cystectomy.

    He is currently director of the BAUS (British Association of Urological Surgeons) office of education. He is heavily involved in teaching and training locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has made an enormous contribution in promoting minimally invasive, reconstructive and transplant surgery in Asian and African subcontinents.

    He is also co–chair of the regional (south east) and national simulation programme in urology (SIMULATE) and a member of the:

    • Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) in Urology
    • Joint Committee Higher Surgical Training (JCHST)  - simulation group
    • BAUS Executive Committee on Oncology and Standard Setting Panel Intercollegiate Board in Urology.

    Muhammed is an examiner in urology for the Royal College of Surgeons, the lead in undergraduate urology and co-lead for the surgical BSc at King's College London.

    He has authored over 150 peer reviewed papers, eight book chapters and co-edited two books. He was awarded the OBE in 2007 for humanitarian work.

  • Specialist interests

    Management of bladder cancer including:

    • photodynamic (blue light) assisted diagnosis
    • open and robot assisted radical cystectomy and reconstruction  
    • general urology and botulinum toxin in overactive bladder.
  • Research interests 

    • diagnostic value of photodynamic diagnosis (blue light cystoscopy).
  • Awards

    • awarded the OBE in 2007 for humanitarian work.
  • Education

    • Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
    • trained in the UK and Ireland.