People: Clinical Team

Dr. Bristi Basu – Cancer Research UK University of Cambridge Medical Oncologist and Patient Liaison, co-lead

Dr Bristi Basu is an academic consultant in medical oncology, specialising in experimental cancer therapeutics in the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She trained in Medicine at Oxford University (Prosser Exhibitions) before undertaking clinical speciality training in Medical Oncology at Cambridge.

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Dr. Pippa Corrie PhD FRCP – Consultant and Associate Lecturer in Medical Oncology

Pippa Corrie established the Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre, led one of the first wave NCRN regional research networks and is now NIHR Clinical Research Network National Specialty Lead for Cancer: Late Phase and International Cancer Trials, as well as Cancer Specialty Lead for the NIHR Eastern Clinical Research Network.

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Dr. Rebecca Brais – Pathologist

Rebecca Brais is a Consultant Histopathologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is currently involved in numerous collaborative research projects and trials including the first national trial on neuroendocrine tumours of the pancreas.

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Mr Siong-Seng Lia –  MA, MBChB, MD, FRCS (Edinburgh, England), FACS

Mr Liau is the Clinical Lead of HPB Surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. Since 2012, he has been a Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon based at the Cambridge Regional HPB Surgical Unit. He is also the Chair of the Surgical Specialty Board in General Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

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Dr. Anita Balakrishnan is a Consultant Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Surgeon at the Cambridge HPB Unit, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

She graduated with a BMedSci (1st Class Honours) and BMBS from the University of Nottingham and trained in HPB Surgery in Cambridge. Her PhD research was performed at Harvard Medical School and was recently awarded the Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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Dr. Nicholas Carroll – Radiologist

Nick Carroll is a consultant gastrointestinal radiologist specialising in endoscopic ultrasound. He is a member of the BSGAR and ESGAR and has published on EUS in pancreatic disease and combined EUS and EBUS for lung cancer staging.

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Dr. Asif Jah – Surgeon

Asif Jah works at Cambridge University Hospital as a consultant surgeon in hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) and transplant surgery. After graduating and obtaining MS in general surgery from Lucknow, India he moved to UK in 1998. He has received surgical training at centres in Liverpool and London and gained specialist training in HPB and Transplant surgery at Cambridge before being appointed as consultant surgeon in 2008.

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Dr. Edmund Godfrey

Edmund Godfrey is a Consultant HPB/GI Radiologist at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. He studied medicine at Oxford and trained in radiology in Cambridge. He was appointed as a consultant in Leeds prior to returning to Cambridge. He specialises in luminal and HPB radiology with a particular interest in endoscopic ultrasound.

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Dr. Emmanuel Huguet is a consultant Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and transplant surgeon at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, and lead for the regional liver metastases sMDT.

He qualified at Bristol University, and after completing house officer posts at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, worked at Bristol University as an anatomy demonstrator to undergraduate medical students.

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Dr. Raaj Praseedom, MBBS, MA(Cantab), FRCS, MS – and Surgeon

Raaj Praseedom is a Consultant HepatoPancreatoBiliary & Transplant Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Mr Praseedom trained in Edinburgh and Cambridge, and was appointed a consultant HPB-Transplant surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge in 2000.

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Joanna Calder – Research Nurse

Joanna is part of the multidisciplinary pancreatic and hepatobiliary team looking after patients that are participating in clinical trials. Her role enables her to ensure the delivery of high quality care to patients taking part in trials.

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Laura McGeeney – Pancreatic Dietitian

Laura’s role involves providing nutritional assessment, advice and support to patients through the whole cancer journey. Laura began her dietetic career at Barts and the London and during her time at Addenbrooke’s has worked as a Gastro dietitian and then a Liver dietitian before becoming a Pancreatic dietitian.

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Lena Loia - HPB Clinical Nurse Specialist – HPB Surgery

Lena qualified at the Nightingale Institute Kings College Hospital London in 1994. Since that time she has worked in general medicine at the John Radcliffe Oxford and graduated with a BA Honours from Oxford Brookes in 1997.

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Dr. TV Ajithkumar

Ajith is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. His research interest is to optimise the combination of radiotherapy with novel agents in hepato-pancreatico-biliary tumours to improve clinical outcomes and novel techniques in paediatric radiotherapy.

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Dr. Katja De Paepe – Radiologist

Katja De Paepe is a Consultant HPB/GI radiologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. She trained and performed her PhD research at the University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium. Before being appointed at Addenbrooke’s, she worked as a NIHR BRC Consultant in Cancer Imaging at the Royal Marsden.

Dr. Eva Serrao – Radiology Academic Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, Addenbrookes Hospital

Eva Mendes Serrão, MD PhD received her medical degree from the University of Coimbra in Portugal in 2006 and then started her medical training in Clinical Radiology in Lisbon in 2008.

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Jill Barker – Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Jill qualified at UCH/Middlesex hospitals in 1992 and worked in both surgical and medical posts for a few trusts around the UK for the next 10 years. In 2002 she moved to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and started working in the Medical Assessment Unit. There she worked in PSSU, as Practice Development Sister on the Liver Ward.

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Dr Tony Coll – Honorary Consultant Physician; University Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry

Tony is an Honorary Consultant Physician (Addenbrooke’s Hospital, CUHFT) and a University Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry. He is based within the Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS), a purpose-built centre on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus dedicated to research, education, prevention and clinical care in the areas of obesity, diabetes and related diseases. 

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