Dr Gianfilippo Bertelli

MD, PhD, FRCP(Edin)


Dr Bertelli is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. He has more than three decades of experience in the treatment of breast cancer, initially in Italy and then in the UK where he has been a consultant for over 15 years. He has a strong interest in research, which has resulted in more than 100 publications and a PhD from the University of Maastricht.

When treating breast cancer, it is essential to take into account the individual needs and preferences of each patient, the distinct types of breast cancer, which respond to different types of treatment, and the side effects of therapies. This is why Dr Bertelli tailors his treatments to each individual case, in partnership with the patient. The aim is to obtain the best possible outcomes, while reducing the impact on quality of life.

He first qualified in 1986 as MD in Genoa, Italy, specialised in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine and worked as consultant in the Genoa Cancer Institute and in Cuneo, before moving to the UK in 2002. After many years at Singleton Hospital in Swansea he joined the Sussex Cancer Centre in Brighton in March 2018. 


  • Wednesday 5-7pm


Current posts

  • Consultant Medical Oncologist, Sussex Cancer Centre (Royal Sussex County Hospital), Brighton


  • Breast Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Targeted treatments

Personal interests

Cycling, running and walking on Brighton’s beautiful seafront, touring National Trust properties, classic music and literature

Member of

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • European Society of Medical Oncology
  • Association of Cancer Physicians
  • UK Breast Cancer Group
  • British Medical Association


Dr Bertelli is a Honorary Clinical Reader for the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and leads breast cancer clinical trials in Brighton’s Clinical Investigation and Research Unit.

He has been clinical lead of the South West Wales Cancer Research Network for many years and has served as a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Breast Cancer Trials Group. Dr Bertelli has contributed to many national and international clinical trials that have advanced knowledge on the management of cancer, presenting results at major conferences and publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals. 


Dr Gianfilippo Bertelli works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

Dr Gianfilippo Bertelli does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Gianfilippo Bertelli does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Gianfilippo Bertelli does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.