Meet some of Combat's Clinical Advisory Board

Combat has highly experienced Clinical Advisors who advise on clinical strategy. For further information please contact us directly.

Included in our clinical advisory boards are the following experts.

Professor John Kelly

Consultant Urological Surgeon & Clinical Lead. Professor John Kelly is a consultant urological surgeon specialising in robotic surgery for bladder and prostate cancer. He is the lead for the London Cancer Urology Surgery Centre and the robotic surgery programme at UCLH. John is the Professor of Uro-Oncology at UCL and his research group explore how new therapies for bladder and prostate cancer can improve outcomes for patients.

John Kelly is the Clinical Lead for Urology at Westmoreland Street Hospital. The department is one the largest in Europe and delivers cutting edge surgery using the latest technologies The position, working with teams across the many different aspects of Urology and leaders in the field is highly rewarding.

Dr. J Palou

Juan Palou Redorta, Prof, MD, PhD, FEBU, FRCS (Glasg) is a world-renowned expert in Uro-oncology and mainly in bladder cancer. He graduated at the Medical School of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and became an urologist at the Hospital Vall d’Hebrón in Barcelona. He also spent some short periods in different centers in the USA during his residency training. He is Professor of Urology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) and Chairman of the Urology Department at the famous Fundació Puigvert in Barcelona, the biggest Department of Urology in Spain. Prof. Palou is Chairman of the European School of Urology. In 2016 he became member of the American Association of Genito-Urinary Surgeons (AAGUS).

Prof. Palou is an expert in robotic surgery belonging to a cooperative group in robotic radical cystectomy. He has collaborated with the International Consultation on Bladder Cancer, Upper tract and Penile Cancer, sponsored by the WHO and SIU. Most importantly, he has been involved in the EAU Guidelines for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer and upper urinary tract tumours.

Brant A. Inman, MD, MS

Is Cary N. Robertson Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Center of Prostate and Urologic Cancers at the Duke Cancer Institute of Duke University. His area of clinical expertise is the surgical treatment of genitourinary cancers, with a particular emphasis on bladder cancer and advanced malignancies. From a research standpoint, Dr. Inman has a translational laboratory that is focused on novel therapies and diagnostic tests for genitourinary cancer as relates to immunotherapy and heat targeted therapies. He is principal investigator on several clinical trials of new therapies for urologic cancers.

Dr. Inman is a member of Board of Directors of the Society of Urologic Oncology Clinical Trials Consortium, a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network bladder cancer panel, a member of the Research Council and Research Grants and Investigator Support Committee of the American Urological Association, and Associate Editor of European Urology Focus.

Dr. Alejandro Sousa

Alejandro Sousa-Escandon is a Spanish urologist and a researcher. His achievements include patents for device for urinary incontinence; patents for surgical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia. He completed his medicine from University of Santiago de Compostela Faculty of Medicine, Spain. He is an active Member of European Association of Urology, Pan-American Society of Urology, Iberoamerican Society of Neurologics and Uroginecologics, Spanish Association of Andrology, Galician Urological Society, Spanish Urological Society to name a few.

Luis Martínez-Piñeiro – MD, PhD. Autonomous University of Madrid, awarded with extraordinary Prize. Degree of Doctor CUM LAUDE.

Educational Commision for Foreign Medical Graduates U.S.A (ECFMG) Certificate and “European Board of Urology” Certificate, granted by the European Association of Urology.

“Postdoctoral Research Fellow” at the University of California, San Francisco, EEUU.

Advanced course of urologic laparoscopy at the urology department of the Klinikum Heilbronn Hospital in Germany.

Academic and Teaching Activity: Urology Professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid, the European University of Madrid, the Complutense University of Madrid, the University of Alcalá de Henares and the European Urology School, since 1990.

Tutor for residents of the Urology Service at the La Paz Hospital in Madrid (1999-2007).

Director of 45 Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Practical Courses, held at the La Paz Hospital between 2003 and 2007.

Director of 3 International Laparoscopic Surgery Courses with live surgery “Urolap 2004”, “Urolap 2005” and “Urolap 2007”.

Coordiator of the highly prestigious CUETO investigation group.

Professor Abhay Rane – OBE MS FRCS FRCS(Urol)

Abhay Rane was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year 2014 Honours List for services to laparoscopic urology.

Professor Rane has been a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust for the last 14 years, where he is currently Clinical Lead for urology.

He is one of the first laparoscopic urological surgeons in the United Kingdom. Instrumental in developing the technique of hand assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy in the UK from 2000, he was the first to described the usefulness of the technique in T3b (advanced) kidney cancers. More recently, he spearheaded the development of laparoendoscopic single site surgery (LESS) in urology as a pioneer and innovator. Having performed the first single port nephrectomy in the world in May 2007 with colleagues in India, he went on to perform the first LESS nephrectomy in Europe in March 2008 at East Surrey Hospital.

Over the last twelve years, Professor Rane has mentored laparoscopic skills to other consultants. As a result, of his efforts at least 16 hospitals in the UK now have a local laparoscopic urology programme; his work on training in laparoscopy has been presented, published and cited extensively.

Over the last twelve years, Professor Rane has mentored laparoscopic skills to other consultants. As a result, of his efforts at least 16 hospitals in the UK now have a local laparoscopic urology programme; his work on training in laparoscopy has been presented, published and cited extensively.