Consultant Urological Surgeon & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Whittington Health
Director of Undergraduate Robotic Skills Training, Chitra Sethia Centre for Robotics and MAS

Senthil Nathan is a Consultant Urological Surgeon and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, working at three sites including University College Hospital London, Whittington and the Royal Free Hospital.

After graduating MBBS with honours from The Madras Medical College, Senthil completed his Masters in Surgery from Bangalore Medical College where he won The Association of Surgeons of India Gold Medal for securing the highest mark in the surgical exit exam. While working as an Assistant Surgeon in The Church of South India Hospital in Bangalore he was one among the first candidates to be selected by the Royal College of Surgeons of England to continue specialist training in the Overseas Training Scheme.

After working in general surgery and obtaining FRCS in Yorkshire he chose to be a Urologist and obtained Diploma in Urology while working at Royal Free Hospital. He secured an Honorary Lecturer position at Guys Hospital to develop robotic techniques in urology. Along with Mr John Wickham and colleagues from The Imperial College he developed The Probot, and carried out the first true robotic surgery in the world.

Senthil is a Trustee of the SNJ Educational & Charitable Trust; Managing Trustee of the SNJ Education Fund; President of the Government Aided Secondary School, Venkatachalapuram, India; Honorary Advisor to the N Sethia Foundation and Trustee of the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation (Former).

He is a member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons; The Royal Society of Medicine; British Medical Association; European Association of Urologists; Convocation, University of London and the Society of Minimally Invasive Therapy.

Contact Details

Whittington Health
Magdala Avenue
London N19 5NF
Phone: +44 207 288 5221
Fax: +44 207 288 5221
Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust
Pond Street
London NW3 2QG
Phone: +44 207 794 0500
Fax: +44 207 431 5245
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
London NW1 2PG
Phone: +44 207 380 9485
Fax: +44 207 447 9303

Director of Robotic Training

Chitra Sethia Centre For Robotics Minimal Access Surgery
The UCH Education centre
250 Euston Road
London NW1 2PG


Suite 8, 103 Harley Street
London W1G 6AJ
Phone: +44 207 487 4899
Fax: +44 207 224 3975


General Medical Council

Specialist Register (no: 03625660)

Indian Medical Council


  • British Association of Urological Surgeons
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • British Medical Association
  • European Association of Urologists
  • Convocation, University of London
  • Society of Minimally Invasive Therapy
  • American Urological Association
  • European Robotic Urology Society

First Robotic Surgery in the World

Current Academia

  • Efficacy of radical prostatectomy in high risk prostate cancer.

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  • Novel method to treat intractable post prostatectomy bladder neck strictures.

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  • Tissuomics in Early diagnosis of prostate cancer.

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  • Chitra Sethia Centre First International Symposium on advanced Robotic techniques in urology.

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