Prof. Gianfilippo Bertelli


MD, PhD, FRCP(Edin)

GMC number: 6057041

Practising since: 1986


General (internal) Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Prof Bertelli is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust and Honorary Clinical Professor at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. He has more than three decades of experience in the treatment of breast cancer and 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 Prof 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 a consultant in the Genoa Cancer Institute and in Piedmont, 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.

Special interests

  • 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.

Treatments and tests offered by Prof. Gianfilippo Bertelli at Nuffield Health

  • Chemotherapy
  • Breast oncology

Locations Prof. Gianfilippo Bertelli works with

Related experience


Prof. Bertelli leads breast cancer clinical trials in Brighton’s Clinical Research Facility. 

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. Prof 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.


  • 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

Other posts held

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

Insurers Prof. Gianfilippo Bertelli works with

Prof. Gianfilippo Bertelli works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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