Dr Riyaz Shah is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Harley Street Clinic and Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. He specialises in lung and gastrointestinal cancers and malignant mesothelioma.
Dr Shah completed his medical degree at the University of London and obtained a First Class Honours Intercalated BSc in Experimental Pathology. Following this he undertook further medical training at The London Chest Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, University College London, Guy’s Hospital and The Royal Marsden. In 1997 he became a member of the Royal College of Physicians of London. He undertook a Clinical Research Fellowship with The Imperial Cancer Research Fund to investigate abnormal genes in pancreatic cancer. This work led to him being awarded with a PhD by Imperial College London. Following this, Dr Shah trained to become a specialist in Medical Oncology at The Royal Marsden Hospital and was awarded an ASCO Foundation Merit Award. In 2006 he was appointed Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Kent Oncology Centre.
Dr. Shah is actively involved in training future medical oncologists and has an extensive role in clinical research. He has been a principal investigator on many trials at his centre and has been instrumental in the introduction of immunotherapy into routine clinical practice within Kent. He has served on the NCRI Lung Group, acted as chairman of the Kent Lung Network Lead and continues to be the lead for research at his Cancer Centre. He has been published widely and is regularly asked to speak both nationally and internationally on cancer issues.