Professor Francis Chinegwundoh MBE
Consultant Urological Surgeon
QualificationsMBBS FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Ed) MS FRCS(Urol) FEBU MML
Main NHS base:
Prostate disease, prostate cancer, prostate brachytherapy, male infertility, erectile dysfunction and incontinence.
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Professor Frank Chinegwundoh is a Consultant Urological Surgeon. He was appointed as a Consultant to Barts Health NHS Trust and Newham University Hospital NHS Trust in 1996. He is a recognised Teacher of The University of London and in that capacity examines theses for doctoral degrees in urology. At Newham he was Clinical Director for Surgery and Anaesthesia until October 2012. In 2008 he received a national Clinical Excellence Award and in 2013 was awarded an MBE for services to the NHS.
He is a recognised expert in the field of prostate cancer and is invited to speak at international meetings. Professor Chinegwundoh published the first paper in the UK to show that black men in the UK have a three-fold excess risk of developing prostate cancer compared to white men. He has numerous publications and book chapters. He is an honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of London.
Professor Chinegwundoh is the co-chair of the Prostate Cancer Advisory Group set up by the Department of Health. He is a member of the Bowel Screening Advisory Committee. He is a member of the scientific reference committee of the Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme. In late 2014 he was the clinical lead for the ‘Be clear on cancer: prostate cancer’ initiative. He is a trustee of the charity National Federation of Prostate Cancer Support Groups aka Tackle Prostate Cancer. Since 1998 he has been Chairman of the charity Cancer Black Care, based in London.
He provides a tertiary service in the North East London Cancer Network for prostate brachytherapy and prostate cryotherapy. Indeed, the only urologist able to deliver those services. Professor Chinegwundoh also provides a transperineal template biopsy service, which is the gold standard for diagnosing prostate cancer. Apart from expertise in prostate cancer therapies he is also able to employ a variety of technologies to deal with the enlarged benign prostate, for example TURP, TURIS, TUNA.
In 2010 he graduated with a Master of Medical Law degree from Glasgow University. In 2002 he was appointed visiting Professor in Urology to University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu, Nigeria.
Professor Chinegwundoh’s wife is a local GP in Chingford. He has two teenage children.
In December 2014 he was appointed Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Health Sciences, City University London.
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