Professor Frank Chinegwundoh MBE
Consultant Urological Surgeon
MBBS, MS, MML, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Urol), FEBU
"I enjoy working at the Spire London East Hospital as the staff are friendly and go out of their way to make patients and their consultants welcome."
I have been a Consultant Urological Surgeon for over 19 years. I am research active and so abreast of developments in my field of urology. I have a MBE (2013) for services to the NHS and a national Clinical Excellence Award. I am an medical legal expert.
I have particular expertise in prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. I set up and lead the regional prostate low dose brachytherapy service at Barts Health NHS Trust. I provide a prostate transperineal template biopsy service which is the gold standard means of diagnosing prostate cancer.
I have wide experience in core urology procedures, including transurethral surgery of prostate and bladder. I have performed 100 transurethral needle ablation of prostate for benign prostate enlargement, probably the largest NHS experience in the UK. I have carried out over 500 template prostate biopsies and taught several urologists the technique over the past 8 years.
I am urology lead at Newham University Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, Chairman of the Department of Health Prostate Cancer Advisory Group, Chairman of the registered charity Cancer Black Care.
In addition to my clinical commitments I am also an honorary clinical senior lecturer at Queen Mary’s College, University of London and since December 2014 an honorary visiting Professor in the School of Health Sciences, City University, London.
I have my website with 1,500 -2,000 hits per month providing patient information. It has Health on the Net accreditation, which marks it out as a health website of quality.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Frank Chinegwundoh MBE at Spire include:
Urolift, Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), Transperineal needle biopsy of prostate.
Spire London East Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBBS / St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London / 1984
Batchelor of Medicine, Batchelor of Surgery. First medical degree after completion of medical degree course.
FRCS(Eng) / Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England / 1989
Qualification given to show surgically trained.
FRCS(Ed) / ) Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 1989
Qualification given on completion of basic surgical training
MS (Master of Surgery degree) / London / 1994
Higher degree awarded after a period of original research and completion of a thesis.
FRCS(Urol) / London / 1995
Fellow of the Joint Royal College of Surgeons, Specialist Qualification in Urology.
FEBU / Fellowship of the European Board of Urology / 1997
Specialist European wide qualification on successful passing of an examination
MML / Glasgow / 2010
Masters in Medical Law degree
Qualification obtained after successful completion of Masters Course and submission of a dissertation.
British Medical Association
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Association of Urological Surgeons
Royal Society of Medicine
Urology lead at Newham University Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust
Chairman of the Department of Health Prostate Cancer Advisory Group
Chairman of the registered charity Cancer Black Care
Chinegwundoh F. The PSA controversy: is overtreatment a price worth paying for earlier diagnosis? [letter]. Br J Family Medicine July/August 2014; 18
MacAttram M, Chinegwundoh F. Improving Cancer Screening Access for London's African Caribbean Communities living with a diagnosis of mental illness. Report published in paperback 2014 by Black Mental Health UK & Cancer Black Care. ISBN 978 0 9929995 0 6
Abeyna Jones, Frank Chinegwundoh. Update on prostate cancer in black men. ecancer 8 455/ DOI: 10.3332/ecancer.2014.455
Cuzick J, Yang ZH, Fisher G, Tikishvili E, Stone S, Lanchbury JS, Camacho N, Merson S, Brewer D, Cooper CS, Clark J, Berney DM, Møller H, Scardino P, Sangale Z; Transatlantic Prostate Group. Prognostic value of PTEN loss in men with conservatively managed localised prostate cancer.
Br J Cancer. 2013 Jun 25;108(12):2582-9. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2013.248. Epub 2013 May 21. Listed as a collaborator
Tilki M, Thompson R, Robinson L, Bruce J, Chan E, Lewis O, Chinegwundoh F, Nelson H. The BME third sector:marginalized and exploited. Voluntary Sector Review 2015; vol 6; no.1; 93-101
Wide experience. TV work – BBC, ITV, Sky News, Sky one Print media Several you tube videos
My wife is a local GP in Chingford. I am the proud father of two teenage children. I am engaged in much charitable endeavour.