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David Nicol




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Professor David Nicol is a Consultant Urologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital. Prior to this appointment he had a joint appointment as Clinical Lead of Renal Transplantation at the Royal Free Hospital and Consultant Urologist at University College London Hospital. Originally from Australia he was also previously Director of Urology and Renal Transplantation at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia and Professor of Surgery at the University of Queensland. As a Consultant Urologist since 1992, Professor Nicol has extensive experience in all areas of general adult urology.

Professor Nicol's clinical work now focuses on urological oncology. He has specific expertise in all forms of renal surgery, both benign and malignant, including upper urinary tract malignancy (kidney and testis), retroperitoneal malignancy and complex surgery involving the upper urinary tract. In Australia he pioneered laparoscopic urological surgery performing the first laparoscopic nephrectomy in 1993 and subsequently trained numerous urologists, including many from London and elsewhere in the UK, in laparoscopic renal surgery. With his extensive experience in renal transplantation he has specific expertise in all urological conditions which impact on kidney function and the care of urological problems in the critically ill patient.

He has had an active role in research with interests in gene identification, angiogenesis and tissue kallikrien activity in urological malignancy.

Special Interests

Kidney and testis cancer, laparoscopy, general adult urology, urolithiasis, urological oncology.

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