Year of qualification:
1993 – The University of Edinburgh
Areas of expertise:
- Gynaecology cancer surgery
- Advanced Laparoscopic surgery (Ovarian cysts, Hysterectomy, Lymph node dissection)
- General Gynaecology (Heavy menstrual bleeding, post coital bleeding, pelvic pain including endometriosis)
- Colposcopy & Vulvoscopy
- Cancer research
- Friday 11am-12.30pm
- Ad-hoc appointments available as required
- Advanced Laparoscopy (for all conditions including removal of tubes, ovaries, uterus, lymph nodes
- Gynaecology Cancer Surgery
Mr Bali holds a substantive gynaecology oncology consultant post at the Royal Derby Hospital and a research post in oncology at the University of Derby. His obstetric and gynaecology training has been based in Edinburgh and Cambridge and it was mainly in Cambridge that his interest in cancer care grew.
Mr Bali was fortunate to undertake full time research in 1999 for two years at the Garvan Institute in Sydney, Australia, looking at various aspects of cell cycle regulation in the development and progression of ovarian cancer. Having returned to the UK in 2002, he secured a clinical gynaecology oncology fellowship at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and The Royal Marsden Hospital in London. He has enjoyed his training immensely over the years, which has contributed to his development as a consultant.
Since Mr Bali’s appointment in 2005, he has helped shaped the delivery of gynaecology cancer services both locally and regionally. He has also been involved in the development of the advanced laparoscopy service and currently represents gynaecology at the clinical improvements groups/clinical commissioning to foster closer integration between primary and secondary care provided for patients.
At the gynaecology cancer centre at the Royal Derby Hospital, Mr Bali offers the full range of surgical treatments for benign and cancer cases including advanced laparoscopic surgery and colposcopy.
Since 2008, Mr Bali has been research active at the Royal Derby Hospital. He has developed strong collaborations with the GEM school research team and the University of Derby. He has supervised and funded two MD students, two PhD students and one post-doctoral fellow investigating different areas in gynaecology oncology. Their lab-based work has focused on the expression of K2P potassium channels in ovarian cancer. They are now exploring potassium channels at a more functional level.
More recently, Mr Bali’s interest has extended to the qualitative aspects of patient care in oncology. Together with his team, he set up the first randomised control trial in the UK examining the role of Yoga therapy for gynaecology cancer patients. The results from this trial are due to be published imminently. They were also a pilot site for the national Enhanced Recovery Programme after Surgery and results from their qualitative arm have been submitted for publication. They are now exploring other areas within this field and are submitting for Ethics approval and grants to examine the role of art and drama therapy for cancer patients.
- General Medical Society (GMC)
- Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
- British Gynaecology Cancer Society (BGCS)
- British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP)
- Derby Medical Society
- Medical Defence Union (MDU)
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