Dr Bobby Agrawal, Consultant Radiologist

Having trained in Radiology in Cambridge, he went on to do a Subspecialty Fellowship in Cardiac and Thoracic radiology at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire and then a Fellowship in Cardiac MRI at Southampton University Hospital.

Since his appointment as Consultant in Cardiac and Thoracic Radiology at Papworth Hospital in 2008, he has developed subspecialty interests including Stress imaging, Cardiac CT and GUCH imaging.  Other imaging interests include Nuclear imaging. 

He has been the Clinical lead for CMR since 2009 and the Clinical Lead for Radiology at Papworth since 2012.  Service developments include enabling Radiographer lead stressing in MRI, radiographer lead cardiac CT including betablocker administration, the introduction of FFR-CT to Cambridge and expansion of the CT and CMR services into one of the largest in the UK.

He has been an invited speaker at several National and International meetings, lecturing on a wide range of subjects within the fields of Cardiac MRI and Cardiac CT.  He has organised several Local and National meetings in the field of Cardiac Imaging. 

Recently elected to the Executive Committee of the British Society of Cardiac Imaging/British Society of Cardiac Computed Tomography (BSCI/BSCCT). 

Other roles include Lead for Radiology IT and Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge.

He has successfully led the transition of Imaging from the old Papworth site to its new home at Royal Papworth Hospital on the Biomedical Campus in Cambridge.

Contact details:

Telephone: 01223 638000

Secretary

Dee Nicholls
Tel: 01223 639451
Email: deenicholls@nhs.net

Radiology Secretaries: phn-tr.radiologysecretaries@nhs.net

Specialties:

Cardiothoracic radiology

Dr Alessandro Ruggiero, Cardiothoracic Radiologist

Dr Ruggiero qualified as a doctor at the University of Rome - Campus Biomedico and trained in general radiology in Rome. He undertook the two-year R25T Molecular Imaging for Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York, USA) and then he moved to the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam (The Netherlands). He was awarded a PhD from Erasmus University in 2012.

He obtained his subspecialty training in Cambridge (UK) at Addenbrooke’s hospital (cross sectional radiology), Papworth Hospital (cardio-thoracic radiology) and Southampton University hospital (cardiac MR). He is currently working as consultant cardio-thoracic radiologist in Papworth Hospital. He covers the full range of cardio-thoracic imaging including cardiac MRI and interventional cardio-thoracic diagnostic procedures. He is a member of the pulmonary vascular disease unit at Papworth Hospital.

He trained and performed research in advanced methods of nuclear and optical imaging within the department of Radiology and Nuclear medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. His research was focused on innovative approaches of response to therapy by using 89Zr-radiololabelled anti-PSMA antibodies in prostate cancer and on novel carbon nanotubes platforms for targeted imaging. Also, here he produced some of the earliest publications on the use of Cerenkov luminescence imaging. His PhD work focused on the noninvasive imaging (bioluminescence and 7T MR imaging) of stem cells implanted in the heart.Dr Ruggiero qualified as a doctor at the University of Rome - Campus Biomedico and trained in general radiology in Rome. He undertook the two-year R25T Molecular Imaging for Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York, USA) and then he moved to the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam (The Netherlands). He was awarded a PhD from Erasmus University in 2012.

He obtained his subspecialty training in Cambridge (UK) at Addenbrooke’s hospital (cross sectional radiology), Papworth Hospital (cardio-thoracic radiology) and Southampton University hospital (cardiac MR). He is currently working as consultant cardio-thoracic radiologist in Papworth Hospital. He covers the full range of cardio-thoracic imaging including cardiac MRI and interventional cardio-thoracic diagnostic procedures. He is a member of the pulmonary vascular disease unit at Papworth Hospital.

He trained and performed research in advanced methods of nuclear and optical imaging within the department of Radiology and Nuclear medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. His research was focused on innovative approaches of response to therapy by using 89Zr-radiololabelled anti-PSMA antibodies in prostate cancer and on novel carbon nanotubes platforms for targeted imaging. Also, here he produced some of the earliest publications on the use of Cerenkov luminescence imaging. His PhD work focused on the noninvasive imaging (bioluminescence and 7T MR imaging) of stem cells implanted in the heart.
 

Secretary

Dee Nicholls
Tel: 01223 639451
Email: deenicholls@nhs.net

Specialties:

Cardiothoracic radiology

Dr Nick Screaton, Consultant Radiologist

Dr Screaton is an experienced consultant radiologist specialising in cardiothoracic radiology. He was Radiology Clinical Director in Papworth Hospital 2004 – 12, President of the British Society of Thoracic Imaging 2009 – 13, National Institute of Clinical Excellence Guidelines Updates Standing Committee member 2014-17, and member of Royal College of Radiologists Faculty Board 2015-18. He currently sits on the British Thoracic Society Sarcoidosis Guidelines development group. He is Vice President (Publications) for the British Institute of Radiologists and European Society of Thoracic Imaging Councillor. He is Eastern Region Group lead for British Institute of Radiologists and member of the UK Lung Cancer Coalition.

He has a national and international profile in cardiothoracic imaging. His contribution to improved thoracic disease management is recognised by: Regular invitations to speak at & organise national & international meetings and his previous contribution to specialist guideline groups (Developed 12 NICE guidelines 10 with Updates Standing Committee (2013–17), 16 Royal College of Radiologists iREFER referral guidelines as Chest Section Co-lead (2013-16), British Thoracic Society Radical Lung Cancer Management & Bronchiectasis guidelines).  He is Vice President for the British Institute of Radiologists leading the publications section which covers 4 specialist imaging journals.  He is chest section Senior Editor for British Journal of Radiology, Advisory Editor for Clinical Radiology and regular reviewer for several national and international specialist clinical and imaging journals.

He has published widely on cardiothoracic imaging with over 60 papers in peer reviewed journals, has served as research and education lead for the British Society of Thoracic Imaging and is a regular invited speaker at national imaging meetings.

Contact details:

Telephone: 01223 638000 (Switchboard)

Secretary

Dawn Curtis
Tel: 01480 364436
Email: dawn.curtis1@nhs.net

Specialties:

General & Cardiothoracic Radiology

Dr Angela Tasker, Consultant Radiologist

Dr Tasker works as a specialist in Cardiothoracic Radiology covering the whole range of available tests and examinations. She is predominantly interested in cross sectional imaging, including CT and MRI for both thoracic and cardiac applications.  She is radiological lead for the lung cancer service.Dr Tasker works as a specialist in Cardiothoracic Radiology covering the whole range of available tests and examinations. She is predominantly interested in cross sectional imaging, including CT and MRI for both thoracic and cardiac applications.  She is radiological lead for the lung cancer service.
 

Contact details:

Telephone: 01223 638000

Secretary

Dawn Curtis
Email: dawn.curtis1@nhs.net

Specialties:

Cardiothoracic Radiology

Dr. Luigia D'Errico, Consultant Radiologist

Dr. D'Errico was a clinical and research Fellow in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Radiology with CT-guided lung biopsy experience at Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto from 2015-2017.

She obtained a certificate of Fellowship in Cardiac Imaging in 2016 from the University of Toronto, competence of Level 3 training in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in 2016 and European board of Cardiac Radiology (EBCR) in 2014, Board in Radiology in 2011.

Previously she worked as Radiologist Consultant at the University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland where she had exposure to general and emergency radiology (2011-2014). She was also trained at the University Hospital of Pisa in Italy in Radiology and graduated at the University of Naples, Italy.

Contact details:

Telephone: 01223 638000

Secretary

Radiology Secretaries
Tel: 01223 639809
Email: papworth.radiologysecretaries@nhs.net

Specialties:

Cardiovascular and Chest Imaging

Dr Allanah Barker, Cardiothoracic Radiologist

Dr Allanah Barker completed her undergraduate training at the University of Dundee. She trained in surgery on the West of Scotland rotation and then as a higher surgical trainee in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Royal Papworth Hospital.

From 2011 Dr Barker trained in Radiology and completed the East of England Radiology rotation in Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and then at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.

She was a Fellow in Cardiothoracic Radiology at Royal Papworth Hospital and was appointed as a Consultant Radiologist in March 2019. As well as Cardiac CT she has a special interest in Thoracic imaging and intervention, in particular in oncology, and performs Endobronchial Ultrasound and Endoscopic Ultrasound for full staging of lung cancer. 

Contact details:

Telephone: 01223 638000

Secretary

Dee Nicholls
Tel: 01223 639451
Email: deenicholls@nhs.net

Specialties:

  • Cardiothoracic Radiology
  • Specialist Clinical Interests
  • Thoracic Oncology imaging including CT guided intervention, EBUS and EUS
  • CT coronary angiography

Fellows

Current fellows:

Alim Yucel Finn

Matt Burgess

Tim Sadler

 

Previous fellows:

Allanah Barker

Jassie Tan

Prageeth Dissanyake

Amir Awwad

Teo Maria Buzan

Deeraj Giri

Terry Kok

Hilmar Spohr

Francesca Wootton

Find out more about the people who may be involved in your care:

Carolyn Dyer, Radiology and Cath Labs Operations Manager

Carolyn manages the Radiology and Cath Lab operations in the Hospital. Prior to holding this position she was the lead for General Imaging.

Leigh Clements, Principal CT Radiographer

Leigh Clements is the Principal Radiographer for CT. She joined the Trust in 1995 when she assisted with the setup of the Trust’s first CT scanner.

Tracy Horn, Principal MRI Radiographer

Tracy has 15 years of MRI experience and since joining the MRI team at the hospital in 2010 she has specialised in Cardiac MRI. 

Oswald Charakupa, Principal Nuclear Medicine Radiographer

Oswald Charakupa is a Principal Radiographer and Lead for Nuclear Medicine at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He has been in this role since 2017.

Adam Barnes, Lead Radiographer General Imaging

Adam joined the Trust as a Senior Radiographer in 2013 before taking the Lead position for General Imaging in 2015.

Where are we based?

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Papworth Road
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge
CB2 0AY

Telephone:  01223 638000

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