Dr Riyaz Shah


Special clinical interests in thoracic, gastrointestinal and acute oncology.



Professional profile

Research interests
Dr Shah is an active clinical researcher and acts as a principal investigator on a range of clinical trials examining novel drugs in cancer. He is the Research Lead for the Kent Oncology Centre and is a member of the NCRI Lung Clinical Studies Group and advanced disease subgroup. He Chairs the Kent Lung Tumour Site Specific Group on behalf of the Kent Cancer Collaborative and has published widely in peer reviewed journals and international meetings.

Current NHS trust
Kent Oncology Centre, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification

Contact details
Private secretary: Christine Smith
Tel: 01622 227035
Email: christine.smith24@nhs.net

Dr Riyaz Shah qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in 1994 and obtained MRCP in 1997. He was awarded a Clinical Research Fellowship with the Imperial Cancer Research Fund at Hammersmith Hospital.
In 2002, he obtained a PhD from Imperial College, researching in the field of gene transcription and cancer. He completed training in medical oncology at The Royal Marsden Hospital and was awarded an ASCO Foundation Merit Award in 2005 before being appointed Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Kent Oncology Centre in 2006.
Dr Shah works within several multi-disciplinary teams (lung, colorectal) and ensures all private patients benefit from specialist discussions within these groups. He works closely with teams of thoracic, liver and hepatobiliary surgeons and specialist radiation oncologists.


  • Oncology