Professor Vijay Sangar

Consultant Urological Surgeon & Professor of Urology

Professor Vijay Sangar is an expert urological surgeon. He graduated from the University of Manchester and then went onto to complete his surgical and urological training (FRCS (Urol) in London, The North West and Strasbourg, before taking up his Consultant post at Manchester University NHS Trust and The Christie in 2007.

His main speciality is men’s health, being internationally renowned for his practice in penile surgery, especially cancer. He also has significant expertise in urological cancer diagnostics and surgery for complex pelvic cancers. He works as part of one of the UK’s premier pelvic cancer teams.

His interest in men’s health extends to erectile dysfunction, scrotal problems, peyronies disease, vasectomy reversal and sexual health.

Professor Sangar’s research interests are mainly in penile and bladder cancer. He has led the team in building probably the largest penile cancer biobank in the world. He was appointed Professor of Surgery at the Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre in 2018.

He has held prestigious positions: Lead Penile Surgeon for the North West of England, Executive Committee member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons Section of Andrology and Genito-Urethral Surgery, Director of Surgery at The Christie and Chair of NHS England’s Specialised Urology Clinical Reference Group & Chair of NHS Englands Specialised Cancer Surgery Clinical Reference Group. He continues to work with NHS England and multiple health bodies e.g. CQC. Professor Sangar was also Lead for rare cancers in eUROGEN, the European Reference Network.