Mr Nav Johal joined Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) as a Consultant Paediatric Urologist in 2017. He is also an Honorary Consultant Paediatric Urologist at University College London Hospital (UCLH) and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health. He is a member of the prenatal nephro-urology counselling team at UCLH. He trained at the University of Wales College of Medicine and completed a PhD at GOSH and University College, London.
- Prenatally-diagnosed hydronephrosis and other renal tract abnormalities in pregnancy
- Foreskin problems
- Undescended testes
- Groin and scrotal swellings (hydrocoele, varicocoele, epididymal cysts)
- Hypospadias and penile abnormalities
- Urinary tract infections
- Urgency symptoms and daytime/night time wetting
- Vesico-ureteric reflux
- Urinary tract obstruction
- Reconstructive urology; neuropathic bladder; exstrophy, posterior urethral valves, hypospadias
- Minimally invasive surgery; retroperitoneoscopy, endourology
- Prenatal counselling at UCLH; hydronephrosis, congenital bladder anomalies
His postgraduate training included posts in Cambridge, Chelsea and Westminster, Evelina and Southampton and post-CCT fellowships at in paediatric urology at GOSH and uro-oncology at The Royal Marsden Hospital (Fulham Rd).
- MB BCh University of Wales College of Medicine
- MRCS (Eng)
- The Royal College of Surgeons (England) Research Training Fellowship
- PhD University College, London · FRCS (Paediatric Surgery)
Mr Johal completed a PhD at University College, London investigating congenital bladder anomalies such as exstrophy, posterior urethral valves and the neuropathic bladder. He continues to maintain a strong interest in surgical research at the Institute of Child Health investigating congenital bladder anomalies and has contributed to over 50 articles published in peer reviewed journals and textbooks.
News & Publications
Johal N, Cao K, Arthurs C, Millar M, Thrasivoulou C, Ahmed A, Jabr RI, Wood D, Cuckow P, Fry CH. Contractile function of detrusor smooth muscle from children with posterior urethral valves - The role of fibrosis. J Pediatr Urol. 2020 Nov 4:S1477-5131(20)
Bakalis S, Cao K, Johal N, Cuckow P, Pandya P. The value of the routine third trimester ultrasound scan in antenatal care: Problems with guidance and outdated data in a highly technological field. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2020 Feb;245:51-55
Johal N, Arthurs C, Cuckow P, Cao K, Wood DN, Ahmed A, Fry CH. Functional, histological and molecular characteristics of human exstrophy detrusor. J Pediatr Urol. 2019 Apr;15(2):154.e1-154.e9
Versteegh HP, Johal NS, de Blaauw I, Stanton MP. Urological and sexual outcome in patients with Hirschsprung disease: A systematic review. J Pediatr Urol. 2016 Dec;12(6):352-360
Eriksen KO, Johal NS, Mushtaq I. Minimally invasive surgery in management of renal tumours in children. Transl Pediatr. 2016 Oct;5(4):305-314
Durell J, Johal N, Burge D, Wheeler R, Griffiths M, Kitteringham L, Stanton M, Manoharan S, Steinbrecher H, Malone P, Griffin SJ. Testicular atrophy following paediatric primary orchidopexy: A prospective study. J Pediatr Urol. 2016 Aug;12(4):243.e1-4
Bethell G, Johal N, Cuckow P. Cloacal Exstrophy Repair with Primary Closure of Bladder Exstrophy: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Case Rep Pediatr. 2016;2016:8538935
Johal N, Wood DN, Wagg AS, Cuckow P, Fry CH. Functional properties and connective tissue content of pediatric human detrusor muscle. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2014 Nov 1;307(9):F1072-9
Nitkunan T, Johal N, O'Malley K, Cuckow P. Secondary hypospadias repair in two stages. J Pediatr Urol. 2006 Dec;2(6):559-63
Johal NS, Nitkunan T, O'Malley K, Cuckow PM. The two-stage repair for severe primary hypospadias. Eur Urol. 2006 Aug;50(2):366-71
Johal N, Kumar P, Sellaturay S, Arya M, Cuckow P. Severe proximal hypospadias. Hosp Med. 2005 May;66(5):307
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