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Mr Greg Shaw is a consultant in urology and robotic surgery, specialising in prostate cancer treatment. He is particularly skilled in robotic prostatectomies.

Specialties and sub-specialties

Prostate Cancer diagnostics
Prostate biopsy
Robotic radical prostatectomy
Benign prostatic obstruction

Professional profile

I work as a Consultant in Urology and robotic surgery at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and honorary consultant at BartsHealth NHS Trust.

I qualified in medicine at St Bartholomew’s Medical College in 1999. My focus on prostate cancer started with an MD research degree at St Bartholomew's Hospital in 2005. Thereafter I trained as a urologist in North London where I earned Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons. I am listed on the specialist register of the GMC for Urology (GMC number: 4626222).

In order to further develop my interest in prostate cancer I took up a four year Lectureship at The University of Cambridge working in a world class research team and generating important findings from my research.

In Cambridge I began to develop his interest in robotic surgery which was consolidated through the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England Fellowship program which I completed in 2015.

I now perform 150 robotic prostatectomies per year, amongst the highest rate for UK urologists. I strive to evaluate and incorporate the best technical modifications to attain excellent results for my patients.

I am an honorary senior lecturer at University College London and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). I lead on the PROVENT to evaluate the effects of aspirin and vitamin D on prostate cancer progression for men being treated with active surveillance and the NeuroSAFE PROOF study to evaluate the cost effectiveness of the NeuroSAFE procedure.

Robotics expertise

Mr Shaw has been trained in robotic surgery through a Royal College of Surgeons Fellowship, and organised the UCLH robotics training fellowship. He has been involved in over 1000 robotic radical prostatectomies and personally performed over 500 robotic radical prostatectomies, using the da Vinci Si.

Current posts

  • Consultant Urologist
    University College Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Consultant Urologist

Current teaching posts

  • Honorary Senior Lecturer
    University College London

Medical training

Year qualified 1999
  • St Bartholomews Medical school 1993

Languages spoken



The robot will see you now: could computers take over medicine entirely?
Mr Shaw is extensively quoted in The Guardian piece on robotic surgery
Revealed: how robots have saved lives of 500 men in London battling deadly prostate cancer
Mr Shaw features in this health special describing the impact of robotic operations for patient care.
Here's what you need to know before going under the robo-knife
Mr Shaw discusses the importance of training and education in robotic surgery.

Personal interests

I am the proud father of three young children. I enjoy foreign travel and culture. I am lucky enough to have travelled extensively and enjoyed experiencing many different cultures. I speak Italian and have found this very useful on my travels. 

I am a keen sportsman. I can turn my hand to most sports. Whilst I can no longer play football regularly, I am involved with the London Old Boys Football Club for whom I played after my retirement as Captain of the Barts and The London Medical College First team. I am a team player and enjoy success more when I am able to share it with others. I have been known to skydive and scuba dive. I am an enthusiastic skier and hiker. I keep fit by jogging and run the occasional half marathon.

I enjoy running and have completed the Great South Run ,the Great North run and the Royal Parks half marathon raising money for various cancer charities in doing so.

The pinnacle of my football career so far was playing for the Whittington Hospital in a charity match against Arsenal Celebrity team in September 2008. We won 2-1.