Top doctors join Worcestershire hospitals
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has successfully recruited three experienced senior doctors.
Consultant radiologists Dr Aris Vasilogiannakis and Dr Marianna Telesca have been appointed to the radiology team at the trust.
Joining the trust from Morriston Hospital in Swansea, Dr Vasilogiannakis will be strengthening the county’s radiology service, which provides diagnostic scans and procedures across the county at the Alexandra, Kidderminster and Worcestershire Royal Hospitals, as well as Evesham and Malvern Community Hospitals. Dr Vasilogiannakis has an interest in cross-sectional radiology and neuroradiology, areas that the trust has seen an increase in demand for.
Dr Vasilogiannakis said: “I am honoured to be part of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. This is a trust that gives you the opportunity to develop as a doctor while delivering top care for patients. Worcestershire gives a great work-life balance and I would definitely recommend this trust to others.”
Dr Telesca, is joining the trust as a specialist in breast radiology. This appointment further strengthens the services the trust has to offer following the recent opening of the dedicated breast screening unit at Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre.
Dr Telesca joined the trust after completing her PhD on Breast MRI in Italy, bringing with her a strong research background and international experience as she is actively involved in European research groups on breast imaging.
Dr Telesca said: “I’m glad to be starting in this exciting role and am looking forward to playing my part in supporting future projects and developing new services to better serve the local community.”
Dr Cheng Boon, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, has been appointed to the trust’s oncology department, which treats patients living with cancer.
Specialising in the non-surgical treatment of head and neck and upper gastrointestinal cancers, Dr Boon will be mainly working from the Worcestershire Oncology Centre, which opened earlier this year to provide patients with radiotherapy treatment closer to home.
Dr Boon is also a key part in the University of Birmingham’s InHANSE research and education group.
Dr Boon said: “I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be able to contribute to the great work taking place in the Worcestershire Oncology Centre. From the state-of-the-art tech to the fantastic staff working here – we’re able to provide patients with the very best care, closer to home.”
You can find out more about the consultants at Worcestershire’s Acute Hospitals at www.worcsacute.nhs.uk/about-us/our-consultant.