Mr Robert Howells


  • Specialities Gynaecology, Oncology, Women's Health
  • Telephone 01443 449251 - Appointments
  • Year of first qualification 1988
  • Email
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 3272945


Mr Howells has been qualified as a doctor for 25 years and has worked in his area of specialist interest (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) for most of his career. He received widespread exposure to obstetrics and gynaecology having worked in a number of different units including district general hospitals, tertiary referral centres and teaching hospitals. He has also worked as a Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist for 10 years.

  • Completed post-graduate exams Edinburgh Fellowship in Gynaecological Surgery (1994), MRCOG (1995), awarded an MD for research thesis (2000)
  • CCST in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (2002)
  • Completed Subspecialty training in Gynaecological Oncology in 2002 at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
  • Extensive surgical experience
  • Over 3000 major surgical procedures for Gynaecological conditions
  • Over 2000 major surgical procedures for Gynaecological cancer
  • 38 exenterative operations including Colorectal & Urological procedures
  • Lead Colposcopist at Cardiff & Vale University Health Board from 2002-2013
  • Lead clinician for Gynaecological Cancer at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport from 2003-2009

Mr Howells specialises in the following treatments at Nufffield Health Cardiff Bay & Vale Hospitals:


  • Thursday mornings (Cardiff Bay Hospital)


Current posts

  • Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon &amp
  • Oncologist, University Hospital of Wales


Other interests

Gynaecological cancers, Colposcopy, pre-malignamt conditions of the cervix, vagina or vulva

Personal interests

  • Spending time with family
  • Motorcycling
  • Bicycling
  • Walking
  • Playing bass guitar

Member of

  • British Gynaecological Cancer Society
  • British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
  • Medical Protection Society
  • Birmingham and Midlands Obstetric and Gynaecology Society


Mr Howells has extensive research experience including:

  • Research Fellow in Gynaecological Oncology and Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at North Staffs Hospital, Stoke on Trent  
  • MD (Wales) 2000 - Genetic Susceptibility to Ovarian Cancer: Association Between Detoxifying Enzyme Polymorphism and Mutation in Genes Involved in Tumour Development
  • 23 peer-reviewed publications, 11 as first author
  • 10 Presentations at national and international meetings


Mr Robert Howells works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly

Mr Robert Howells does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Robert Howells does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Robert Howells does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.