Two new consultants join the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre team

Two new clinical consultant oncologists have started work at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre:

• Dr Kee Wong – specialising in head and neck, thyroid and lung cancers
• Dr Kevin Chiu – specialising in head and neck cancers

Commenting on his appointment, Dr Wong – who until 17 July 2017 had covered the post in a locum capacity – said:

“I feel honoured to be offered the opportunity to join a well renowned, tertiary cancer centre and hope to contribute to the continual development of cancer services to improve patient care and experience.”

Dr Wong completed his clinical oncology training in South West London and undertook a two year out-of-programme research fellowship with the head and neck team at the Royal Marsden Hospital/Institute of Cancer Research. His research interest is in the utility of functional imaging as biomarkers to personalise therapy. Dr Wong will see patients at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, as well as at the Lister hospital in Stevenage and Harefield hospital.

Dr Kevin Chiu, who takes his new role up on 4 September, said:

“I feel immensely privileged and excited to be joining the head and neck team at Mount Vernon as an oncologist. I hope I can meet the high expectations set on me and I look forward genuinely to this opportunity.”

In his role as a head and neck clinical oncologist, Dr Chiu will support patients at the Luton & Dunstable and Northwick Park hospitals, as well as at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. Dr Chiu undertook his clinical oncology training in the Peninsula hospitals (Devon and Cornwall) and has just returned from a senior clinical fellowship post at The Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, where Dr Chiu was based in the large head and neck department and completed a number of radiotherapy research projects.

Welcoming her new consultant colleagues, the Trust’s divisional chair for cancer services, Dr Catherine Lemon, said:

“We are delighted to welcome two new clinical oncology consultant colleagues – Dr Wong and Dr Chiu to our team. Dr Wong will cover the head and neck and lung practice at the Lister hospital, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and Harefield hospital. Dr Chiu will cover the head and neck and thyroid practice at Northwick Park hospital, Luton hospital and the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.

“We look forward to working with them and wish them every success in their career.”