About

A consultant led service that is individualised to the requirements of each patient and their caregivers.

Living with cancer is an emotional and physical strain on patients and their carers. Modern health systems can often focus on guidelines, targets and pathways, losing sight of the fact that patients & carers are individuals, each with their own issues. I strive to deliver a service that is local and of the highest quality.

Professional profile


I trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals between 1988 and 1994, obtaining a First Class Honours Intercalated BSc in Experimental Pathology as well as Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery.


After qualifying as a doctor, I undertook junior medical training at The London Chest Hospital, Hammersmith Hospital, University College London, Guy’s Hospital and The Royal Marsden. I obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1997.


Upon completing junior medical training as a Senior House Officer I was awarded a Clinical Research Fellowship by The Imperial Cancer Research Fund and undertook a period of research under Dr Helen Hurst. My research involved looking at abnormal genes in pancreatic cancer and utilising this to try and develop a cancer specific gene therapy virus. My work led to the award of a PhD.


Having completed research, I obtained a position as a Specialist Registrar at The Royal Marsden Hospital. The next 4 years was spent training to become a Medical Oncologist during which time I was lucky to train under  some of the most respected oncologists in the UK and also to work with an amazing group of colleagues all of whom are now consultants across the UK.


In 2006 I completed specialist training and was appointed as a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Kent Oncology Centre where I remain. I work with over 20 oncologists, providing cancer services to patients across the region. We provide a consultant led and consultant delivered service that is fundamentally designed to try and make the latest therapies available locally. As a result our patients are usually able to receive treatments at their local hospital.


Qualifications


BSc (Hons) 1991; University of London

MBBS 1994; Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, University of London

MRCP 1997; Royal College of Physicians London

CCT Medical Oncology 2006

PhD 2002; Imperial College, University of London

FRCP 2010; Royal College of Physicians London


Specialty

Medical Oncology


Special Clinical Interests

Thoracic, gastrointestinal and acute oncology


Current NHS Post

Kent Oncology Centre, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Year of First Medical Qualification

1994


I strive to deliver a service that is local and of the highest quality