Dr Pauline Leonard

Consultant Medical Oncologist

Dr Pauline Leonard graduated from St Georges Hospital Medical School in 1992. She obtained MRCP in 1995 and started her specialist training as a Medical Oncologist later that year after completing her medical training. She completed her training at UCLH obtaining her CCST in 2002 later completing a MD in Gene expression profiling in Osteosarcoma. She was appointed as Consultant Medical Oncologist in 2002 at Southend University NHS Foundation Trust subspecialising in Gastrointestinal & Lung malignancy.

After 7 years in a Cancer centre and working as a visiting Oncologist to a cancer unit she took up her current post as managing patients with Lung & Gastrointestinal malignancies

She set up the first fully comprehensive Acute Oncology service in London and believes teams can work more effectively incorporating the specialist skills of an Oncologist to help manage suspected cancer patients to tailor more appropriate investigations so ensuring rapid diagnosis in those fit for an intervention and timely referral to those who may never benefit or be fit for any treatment because of poor performance status or co-morbidities.

She moved to Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospital Trust in February 2020 where she sub-specialises in Gastrointestinal & Acute Oncology