Dr David Woolf
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Dr David Woolf

Dr David Woolf
David
Woolf
BMedSci, MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRCR, MSc, MD(res) , Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Overview

Centres

Birmingham
Birmingham

Little Aston Hall Drive, Sutton Coldfield, B74 3BF

52.60208, -1.87412
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+44 (0) 121 353 3055
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Specialises in

Breast cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Breast cancer
Lung cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Lung cancer

Treatments

Chemotherapy
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Medical oncology
Service/Cancer/Medical oncology/Chemotherapy
Radiotherapy
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiotherapy
Service/Cancer/Radiotherapy/Radiotherapy
Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Radiotherapy
Service/Cancer/Radiotherapy/Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)

Dr Woolf is a graduate of the University of Birmingham. Core medical and Clinical Oncology training was in London (University College Hospital, The Royal Free and St Bartholomews’). A Master’s Degree in Oncology at the Institute of Cancer Research and a Doctorate of Medicine after research at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. Dr Woolf has a particular interest in the development of high quality health care participating as a member of the Keogh Quality of Care Review Inspections Panel and as Clinical Expert in Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections.

During his career Dr Woolf has had over 20 publications in peer reviewed journals and published book chapters as well as over 40 oral and poster presentations to national and international conferences. These include multiple publications and presentations in the field of breast and lung cancer. Dr Woolf also runs regular teaching sessions for junior doctors. He examines on The Christie FRCR examination course and has worked extensively with the Royal College of Radiologists to enhance training for clinical oncologists.

Dr Woolf plans and delivers radiotherapy at The Christie to patients with breast and lung cancers and also gives Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) for lung cancers and oligometastases (cancers that have spread to the lungs). In addition he gives hormone therapy (endocrine therapy), chemotherapy and targeted drugs.

Careerpositions

Career positions

Current position(s)

  • Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Genesis Birmingham centre 

Year qualified

  • 1987

Education

Universities

  • University of Birmingham 
  • Core medical and Clinical Oncology training at University College Hospital, The Royal Free and St Bartholomews, London
  • Master’s Degree in Oncology at the Institute of Cancer Research
  • Doctorate of Medicine after research at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Expertise and interests

Interests

  • Breast cancer treatments
  • Lung cancer treatments
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy (endocrine therapy)
  • Targeted therapy
  • Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR)
  • Intraoperative Radiotherapy (IORT)

Professional memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Radiologists
  • Medical Protection Society
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology
  • European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • European Society for Medical Oncology
  • British Medical Association
  • Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management