Ken has been fortunate to establish a world class team of experts that cover each aspect of his treatment program.
Every member of the team brings their own detailed specialist capabilities whilst being able to operate as part of the team and to communicate the essentials to keep Ken informed about the progress of the treatments and the rationale behind key decisions.
Ken recognises the massive contribution made by the unsung heroes of each healthcare organisation and member of the medical team. The personal assistants and customer service representatives have been both helpful and willing to assist with the multitude of issues that crop up daily. Ken extends his heartfelt thanks to all.
Graduated from the UMDS Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital, London. Surgical training programmes in Cambridge and London. Awarded an MRC Clinical fellowship researching in pelvic floor dysfunction. Carried out further sub-specialist colorectal training fellowships to Sydney, Paris and St Mark's Hospital. Specialist expertise in complex colorectal diseases, including colorectal cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative colitis, enterocutaneous fistula, complex anal fistula, anorectal and pelvic floor problems (incontinence, evacuatory difficulty, constipation) and pelvic floor reconstruction.
Dr Nick Plowman, MA, MD, FRCP, FRCR is Senior Clinical Oncologist to St Bartholomew's Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children Great Ormond Street, London. He also undertakes visiting duties at St Mark's Hospital in Harrow, the country's leading specialist hospital for colorectal and intestinal disease, and at Moorfield's Eye Hospital, London.
Dr Plowman graduated from Guy's Hospital Medical School in 1974, having previously gained First Class Honours in both the Medical Sciences Tripos and the Natural Sciences Tripos at Cambridge University. He then completed his thesis at Cambridge University before joining St Bartholomew's Hospital, where he has been Head of Department since 1989.
Nick Plowman is a Harley Street based expert on the use of radiation therapy and chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer, with a special interest in improving cure rates in cancer, whilst reducing the side effects of therapy.
Mr Robert Hutchins is a Consultant Liver, Biliary and Pancreatic Surgeon based at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals who sees patients privately at the London Bridge Hospital. He qualified as a doctor (MB BS) from the Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital and trained in liver surgery and transplantation in Cambridge, the Royal Free Hospital, London and the Hammersmith Hospital, London. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1995 and completed his specialist training in liver and pancreatic surgery in 2001.
Mr Hutchins is a member of the National Cancer Peer Review Team which oversees quality control in the treatment of patients with cancers of the pancreas and liver in the UK. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Cancer in London and has a research interest in the development of new anti-cancer drugs and the molecular and genetic understanding of cancer.
Mr Hutchins has been practising as a Consultant Liver and Pancreatic Surgeon since 2002 and has performed over 400 liver resections and over 250 pancreatic resections.
Personal treatment philosophy: I firmly believe in an all-inclusive philosophy to cancer care with all patients receiving the opportunity to discuss or have available every treatment option available. I personally have an aggressive surgical approach to cancers of this region.
Daniel Hochhauser is Kathleen Ferrier Professor and consultant medical oncologist. Following postgraduate medical training in London and Oxford, he was awarded a DPhil at the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford. Subsequently he completed specialist training at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York before appointment as a consultant and senior lecturer in 1996.
Dr Reddy is Ken's General Practitioner at Mocketts Wood Surgery in Broadstairs.
Dr Khan has special interests in MRI of the small bowel and pelvic floor imaging with MRI. As an oncological interventional radiologist, he also has a special interest in radiofrequency ablation (liver and kidneys), chemoembolization and radioembolisation of primary and liver metastases. He is a member of the trial management group for the phase III FOXFIRE trial – radioembolisation plus FOLFOX vs FOLFOX only for colorectal metastases.
Training & background:
Dr Khan qualified at University College & Middlesex School of Medicine in 1993 and practised general medicine and nephrology until 2000, where he joined the Chelsea & Westminster Training Radiology Scheme. He subspecialised in oncological intervention and gastrointestinal / abdominal radiology and he has an extensive experience in complex Abdominal and Pelvic CT/MRI. He is a lead radiologist for IBD, GI (upper and lower) and Bariatrics.
Dr Kennedy qualified from Charing Cross Medical School in 1985 and subsequently trained as a neurologist at Atkinson Morley Hospital. His research used functional imaging and was carried out at the MRC Cyclotron Unit, Hammersmith Hospital and the Dementia Research Group, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square. He was appointed to the consultant staff at The Chelsea and Westminster and Charing Cross Hospitals in 1997 and is the clinical lead for neurology at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Victor Neumann is a medical doctor but works with an integrative approach - in many types of patients, for example those with autoimmune diseases and cancer particularly - addressing important aspects including lifestyle (water, food, supplements, detox, physical movement) as well as psychosomatic and energetic elements, with tools to uncover the deeper root of the illness - which is particularly important in the more challenging cases. He does manual therapy as well, reserved for the patients in a more critical state.
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