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Professor Christina Fotopoulou appointed as Clinical Director of Women’s Health

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Christina Fotopoulou as Clinical Director of Women’s Health, as part of our commitment to promoting surgical and clinical excellence and innovation in the field.

Lindsey Condron, our Chief Executive, says: “Christina’s appointment will help bring together all of our highly advanced women’s services, led by some of the most established consultants from all around the world and allowing us to develop further as a centre of surgical and clinical excellence in women’s health.

“We’ve long been committed to women’s health as a practice area, and as a hospital we pride ourselves on our agility and ability to adapt. We’re confident that under Christina’s directorship the service will flourish, providing the highest quality services that our patients need.”

About the women’s health service

The women’s health service brings together specialist centres for gynaecology – with a special focus on diagnostics, gynaecological oncology and the treatment of severe endometriosis – with breast health, including triple assessment breast screening, reconstructive and oncoplastic breast surgery, and fertility.

Already committed to this area, we are known for our use of pioneering LYMPHA techniques for breast cancer as well as for leading on complex gynaecology surgery, including severe endometriosis treatments.

Commencing the role this month, as Clinical Director Professor Fotopoulou will be charged with overseeing women’s health as a whole, providing clinical and medical leadership and ensuring effective clinical governance across all aspects of the development and performance of the service.

Key responsibilities will include driving forward innovation by ensuring the hospital has access to the very best in specialist expertise, whilst also leading on multi-disciplinary and collaborative working, and ensuring the highest levels of patient safety.

Professor Christina Fotopoulou says: “I’m honoured to take up this position, aimed at driving forward the already excellent women’s health service provision at the hospital. Women’s health is complex and encompasses many different service areas, but by building a truly collaborative model we can ensure that all patients receive the personalised, holistic treatment that delivers the best outcomes for them.”

About Professor Christina Fotopoulou

Professor Fotopoulou is a consultant gynaecologist whose principal area of expertise is gynaecological cancers, following her training in obstetrics, gynaecology and gynaecological oncology at the Charité University Hospital of Berlin.

The Professor is also a consultant gynaecological oncologist at Imperial College London Hammersmith Hospital, is a principal investigator of the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre, UK and holds a chair at the Charité University of Berlin.

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