Consultant Profile

Dr Nihal Shah

Dr Nihal Shah FRCP, BSc First Class Honours, FRCR Gold medallist, MD (London)
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital, Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Breast care
    • Breast cancer
  • Oncology
    • Breast cancer
    • Breast disease
    • Head and neck oncology
    • Lung cancer
Research interests:

Breast Cancer
Cancer of an unknown primary

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Oncologist Mount Vernon Centre for Cancer Treatment, East and North Herts NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Radiologists
Royal College of Physicians
Cyberknife Society

Financial interests/shares:

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585 112
Private secretary:
Julie Masters
Private secretary telephone number:
01462 816 483
Private secretary fax:
01462 287 728
Private secretary email address:
Wednesday evenings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Nihal Shah is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and the East and North Herts NHS Trust hospitals. 

Dr Shah’s interests are in the management of breast cancer, lung cancer and head and neck cancers.  He is able to advise on the treatment for unknown primary cancers and has an interest in both radiotherapy, including cyberknife, and chemotherapy.

Dr Shah is active in clinical trial participation, is an investigator for a number for local studies and is an advisor to pharmaceutical companies on relevant cancer strategies.  He is an advisor to the Health Care Commission and the cancer strategy for head and neck tumours. Dr Shah has advised BACUP, dedicated websites for cancer information and ethnic minority groups for cancer care information.  He is fluent in Gujerati.

Dr Shah has been recognised in the Tatler Doctor Guide 2013.

Personal profile:

Dr Shah's two daughters have curbed extra curricular activity, but made home life exciting. He continues to write articles and is keen to get back to golf and juggling in the next few years!

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Dr Nihal Shah

Dr Nihal Shah Breast care & Oncology Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

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