Professor Amit Bahl

Professor Amit Bahl

Director of Oncology, Spire Healthcare, UK

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

Spire Oncology Centre South West

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Amit Bahl at Spire include:


Clinical oncology

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Bristol Cancer Institute, University Hospitals Bristol and Clinical Director of Spire Oncology Centre with a special interest in breast and urological cancers. I am the research lead for uro-oncology at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre. I have led and developed the prostate brachytherapy service at Bristol.

I am an internationally renowned expert on all aspects of prostate cancer treatment and can discuss the intricacies of the new modalities of treatment including IMRT, proton therapy, single modality HDR brachytherapy, enabling patients to come to an informed decision. I have been an expert adviser to NICE for the technology appraisal on new drugs and an external service reviewer at oncology departments elsewhere in the country.

Prior to my current roles, I became member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and trained in clinical oncology, achieving the fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists qualification. I have been awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians. I am a current member of the National Cancer Research Institute Clinical Studies Groups for bladder cancer and chair the penile cancer subgroup. I have been college tutor of the Royal College of Radiologists for 10 years and have supervised several MD theses in breast and prostate cancer research. I have previously been in the NCRI renal and prostate clinical studies group. I am an Executive Committee member of the British Uro-oncology Group.

I am actively involved in research into breast, prostate, bladder and penile cancers and have more than 100 publications in these research areas and have several presentations at national and international meetings. In 2012, I was awarded the Cochrane Shanks Jalil Professorship by the Royal College of Radiologists, London and I am Visiting Professor to two international centres and at the University of West of England. I am currently holding research grants in excess of £2million and am Chief Investigator for several multicentre trials including ATLAS, CONCEPT and ACE which are focusing on new modalities of treatment in breast and prostate cancer and am also leading the robotic brachytherapy project.

Clinical Interests

Bladder cancer
Breast cancer
Genito-urinary cancer
Kidney cancer
Prostate cancer

Private contact details

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Private secretary telephone 0730 5824115
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Uro-Oncology Group
NCRI Prostate and Bladder Cancer Clinical Studies Groups
Royal College of Physicians London
Royal College of Radiologists London

Professional leadership

Chair of Penile Cancer Subgroup

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Bristol Cancer Institute, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust

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Financial Interests

Dr Bahl is a national cancer consultant adviser for Spire for a payment of £12,000 per annum. Duties include advising the Spire Group Medical Director on various matters relating to cancer, including clinical governance and national cancer standards. He is also an Oncology adviser at Spire Oncology Centre, South West for a payment of £24,000 per annum. Duties include advisory services on clinical governance, treatment protocols, quality assurance and technology and information systems in relation to the centre.

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