Dr Nihal Shah

  • Clinical oncologist
  • Spoken languages English


Special clinical interest in breast cancer and skin cancer.

Dr Shah is a consultant clinical oncologist at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and the East and North Herts NHS Trust Hospitals.

Dr Shah’s interests are in the management of breast cancer, upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract tumours, radiotherapy for metastatic tumours and tumours requiring stereotactic radiotherapy. He is able to advise on the treatment of unknown primary cancers and has an interest in both radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Dr Shah is active in clinical trial participation, is an investigator for a number of local studies and an advisor to pharmaceutical companies on relevant cancer strategies. He is an advisor to the Health Care Commission and the cancer strategy for head & neck tumours. Dr Shah has advised Cancer BACUP, dedicated websites for cancer information and ethnic minority groups for cancer care information.


  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy 


  • Breast cancer

NHS Hospital / current post(s)

  • Consultant Clincial Oncologist, Mount Vernon Hospital

Year qualified


Research interests

  • Breast cancer
  • Radiation therapy
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy
  • Cyberknife

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR)
  • Member of the Health Technology Assessment Panel