MD, FRCS (Urol), FEBU
With medicine running in the family, Nikesh entered medical school at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College in London. Whilst at Bart’s Nikesh completed a BSc in Psychology. He then undertook basic surgical training at St. Bartholomew’s, the Royal London Hospital, Ipswich Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. After a period of research at Great Ormond Street and the Institute of Urology, UCL, Nikesh was awarded an MD by the University of London for his investigation into the normal and abnormal developing bladder. Advanced urological training followed in Wessex, providing an excellent grounding in all aspects of general urology.
Nikesh then enjoyed a very valuable year as Senior Fellow in Perth, Australia, gaining clinical and management experience, running a very busy urological service. In his early years as a consultant, his expertise has been further developed through collaboration with leading units in London, Sheffield, and in Dallas and North Carolina, U.S.
At Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge Univeristy Hospitals NHS Trust, Nikesh is the clinical lead in his long-standing specialist area of interest, bladder dysfunction, incontinence, reconstruction and urethral stricture disease and has been Clinical Lead for Urology at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
Nikesh is audit lead and an elected committee member of the Female, Neurological and Urodynamic section of the British Association of Urology (http://www.baus.org.uk/Sections/female/) and invited member of the European Association of Urology sections of Female and Functional Urology (http://www.uroweb.org/sections/new-female-and-functional-urology-esffu/) and Young Academic Urologists.
Nikesh has given invited lectures and been on faculty for international meetings including Leading Lights in Urology, Challenge the Experts, ESFFU section meetings and British Association of Urology and European Association of Urology Annual Meetings. Maintaining his interest in teaching, Nikesh has organised courses including the Cambridge Pelvic Floor Symposium and Update in Urodynamics meetings. Click here to listen to an interview with Nikesh outlining his plenary session lecture on Urinary Catheters at the European Association of Urology in Stockholm in 2014. A further interview with Nikesh discussing the new Urolift device for the treatment of male lower urinary tract symptoms can be viewed here.
As an expert in incontinence and reconstruction, Nikesh has contributed to NICE consultations, NHS Horizon Scanning documents (http://www.hsc.nihr.ac.uk/diseases/new-and-emerging-technologies-for-urinary-and-faec/), NICE Eyes on Evidence (report available here) and Design for Dignity discussions. He has co-authored NHS England documents on improving continence care (https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/home-2/continence/). He has contributed to the European Association of Urology Patient Information sheets (accessed here). He reviews articles for leading international urological journals and National Institute for Health Research and as principal investigator, runs a number of commercial and national research trials at Addenbrookes Hospital.