Meet the team

 

MDT Co-ordinator

Mrs Helen Frankin is the MDT co-ordinator and is responsible for organising an agenda for each MDT based on referrals for new patients to the service and on-going follow-up of pre-existing patients who have new investigation results to discuss.

Helen also generates the letters from MDT discussion that are sent to GPs and specialist referrers.

For any queries regarding the MDT, she can be contacted on

Tel no. 0114 2712513
Email: sht-tr.Cancer-Sarcoma@nhs.net

 

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Sister Maxine Eades
Sister Gill Quarrell
Sister Kate Evans
Sister Janine Crow

The Sarcoma Clinical Nurse Specialist Team comprises of four experienced nurses with a wealth of knowledge & skill. They provide support & information for the patient & family throughout the pathway from pre-diagnosis, diagnosis, surgical & oncological treatments & follow up.

 

Oncologists

 

Professor Matthew Hatton – Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Professor Matthew Hatton, Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Weston Park Hospital, and Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield. His practice involves the non-surgical treatment of Lung Cancer and Sarcoma being an investigator for a number of national cancer radiotherapy studies.

Professor Hatton is Chair of the NCRI Lung Cancer Study Group, Co-chairs the UK SABR Consortium and is a member of the British Thoracic Oncology Group and British Sarcoma Group. His research interests include functional imaging for radiotherapy planning and novel radiotherapy fractionations.

Dr Robin Young – Consultant Medical Oncologist

Dr Young moved to Sheffield in 2006 to undertake specialist medical oncology training, including three years as a Yorkshire Cancer Research clinical fellow studying angiosarcoma. He was appointed as a consultant medical oncologist at Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield in 2015.

His clinical and research interests involve sarcoma and lung cancer, and he is the principal investigator for Sheffield on a number of national and international sarcoma trials.

 

Pathologists

 

Dr David Hughes – Consultant Histopathologist

Dr Hughes is a specialist sarcoma pathologist who trained in Sheffield, Edinburgh and San Antonio, Texas and has worked as a consultant in the sarcoma teams at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital as well as Sheffield.

Dr Hughes provided pathology support to the Vortex and Axi-STS national sarcoma trials and has a track record of postgraduate teaching in sarcoma pathology in the UK and abroad and is currently a regular contributor to a national sarcoma training course in Leeds.

Dr Malee Fernando – Consultant Histopathologist

Dr Fernando joined the STH team in 2007 and currently reports on Soft tissue tumours and Haematopathology in a Specialist Integrated Haemato-oncology diagnostic Service.

Dr Fernando trained in Sri Lanka and in Sheffield and received her FRCPath in 2006. Since then she has been a part of the Soft tissue pathology team. She is a member of the NCRI Sarcoma CSG and the pathology subcommittee of the EORTC Bone and Soft tissue tumour group.


Radiologists

 

Dr Nikhil Kotnis – Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist

After finishing his Radiology training in Nottingham, Dr Kotnis completed a fellowship in Musculoskeletal imaging at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. He commenced his Consultant post in Sheffield in 2010.

He has worked within soft tissue and bone sarcoma units in Nottingham, Birmingham and Hamilton during his training where he has gained experience and expertise in sarcoma imaging and biopsy.

He regularly publishes articles in peer reviewed journals on soft tissue tumour imaging. He is currently MDT Lead and Chair of the regional Sarcoma Advisory Group (SAG).

Dr Rachel Musson – Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist

After finishing her training in Sheffield, Dr Musson completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging in Oxford. She was then appointed as a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist in Nottingham before moving to Sheffield in 2014.

During her training, she has gained experience in both the Sheffield and Oxford Sarcoma services. She worked in the East Midlands sarcoma service as a Consultant for 2 years prior to moving to Sheffield. She is highly experienced in soft tissue tumour imaging and biopsy techniques.

Dr Cate Key – Consultant Gastrointestinal Radiologist

Dr Key is the newest member of the team. She works at the Northern General and Royal Hallamshire Hospitals in Sheffield.

She trained in both Leeds and Sheffield and developed an early interest in the Retroperitoneal Sarcomas working with the specialists in both centres.

She has a specialist interest in Gastrointestinal radiology and Retroperitoneal Sarcoma. Her role for the Sarcoma service involves reviewing and reporting scans from the region. She is an interventional Radiologist and performs ultrasound and CT guided biopsies for the patients referred to us.

 

Surgeons


Mr David Dujon – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Mr Dujon and has been working with the sarcoma team since completing his Plastic Surgical speciality training in 1996. He was awarded an MSc in Oncology in 2003 from the University of Nottingham and brings over 20 years experience to the team. A comprehensive knowledge of reconstructive options allows for more radical surgical options with function reconstructions improving outcomes for our patients.

Mr Al-Mukhtar – Consultant Hepatobiliary and Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Surgeon

Mr Al-Mukhtar joined the Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 2009 as a Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon.

He trained within the Yorkshire Deanery and Leeds Hepatobiliary and Transplant Units. He gained expertise in Hepato-pancreaticobiliary and multi-organ transplantation as well as multi-organ donor surgery.

He completed post CCT Fellowship training at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle where had specialist training in hepatobiliary, transplantation and retroperitoneal sarcoma surgery.

Since being appointed as Consultant, he has specialised in surgery for liver and pancreatic cancers and has become the main retroperitoneal sarcoma surgeon for South Yorkshire and South Humber. In the last 2 years has also become the lead surgeon for neuroendocrine tumour in the regions He works closely with other specialities including Urology, Oncology services and the Endocrine Surgery team to allow a multi-speciality approach for different kinds of intra-abdominal malignancies.

Mr Andrew Morritt – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Mr Morritt is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon based at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He has specialist interests in sarcoma surgery, breast surgery and body contouring surgery. He undertook 6 years of specialist plastic surgery training in the UK culminating in the award of FRCS (Plast).

Additionally, Mr Morritt undertook 4 years of advanced fellowship training in Melbourne, Toronto and London where he specialised in the reconstruction of complex defects of the limbs, trunk, breast and head & neck regions. Mr Morritt has an interest in surgical training and is Surgical Tutor to the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He also undertakes research and has a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Melbourne.

Miss Victoria Giblin – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Miss Victoria Giblin completed medical training at Cambridge and Oxford Universities before carrying out basic surgical training in London where she first worked in sarcoma at the Royal Marsden Hospital at SHO level, where she returned during plastic surgery training to complete her PhD.

She subsequently completed her Plastic Surgery higher training in the West Midlands where she learned more about sarcoma of soft tissue and bones at the Royal Orthopaedic hospital and became involved in complex joint extirpative and reconstructive cases.

Her fellowships included time in the Bristol sarcoma unit before taking up her first Consultant post at the Christie Hospital as Plastic Surgeon with special interest in sarcoma. In 2015 she joined the Sheffield Teaching Hospital team sarcoma and reconstructive plastic surgeon.

 

 
 

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