Dr Girija (Gij) Anand

  • Consultant Clinical Oncologist


Dr Girija (Gij) Anand has been a consultant in clinical oncology at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust since her appointment in January 2011. She also works at the Royal Free Hospital, Chase Farm site.

She obtained her MRCP in 2002. Completed her higher specialist training in clinical oncology at Mount Vernon Hospital, North Middlesex Hospital, Royal Free Hospital and Imperial College NHS Trust in 2009. Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists since September 2007.

Dr Anand has wide experience in the general oncological management of various tumour sites. Her expertise is in treating tumours of the lung, breast, and skin (non melanoma) malignancies. This includes the delivery of novel radiotherapy techniques and medical oncology.

She has an active interest in research, teaching and recruits into national and commercial clinical trials. Another key area of interest is service development in the modern NHS. Her subsequent leadership roles included:

  • Acute oncology lead 2011-2012 and member of London Cancer Acute Oncology External Reference Group 2012
  • Radiotherapy lead for London cancer skin pathway board established to streamline skin cancer pathways across north central London(2012-2017).
  • Clinical Director for oncology & palliative care at North Middlesex (2014-2018),
  • Radiotherapy Strategic lead for Royal Free London & North Middlesex University Hospitals 2018-2019
  • Faculty member for Clinical Oncology at the Royal College of Radiologists since Sept2019
  • Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy lead at North Middlesex University Hospital since 2019.

Clinical interests

  1. Active recruiter into National & commercial clinical trials in breast & lung cancer
  2. Member of the TRACER X Consortium that have published several papers in peer reviewed journals.

Awards received

  • Gold medallist in Ophthalmology MBBS India

Publications & affiliations

  1. Life Threatening Pembrolizumab Induced Myositis in a Patient Treated for Advanced Adenocarcinoma of the Lung
    S Robinson C Lai G Hotton And G Anand
    Acute Medicine Journal, Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 137-204(2019)
  2. Organising pneumonia during breast cancer treatment with trastuzumab
    Wing-Kin Liu Rebecca Gillibrand Ian Moonsie Girija Anand Ricardo J. José
    Annals of Research Hospitals, August 2019
  3. Palliative Whole Brain Radiotherapy for Cerebral Metastases in Advanced Lung Cancer: does it make a difference?
    H Buckley, N Bhuva, A Ranger, N Goyal, G Anand et al
    European Journal of Palliative Care Vol 22.5, October 2015
  4. Palliative Radiotherapy for Merkell Cell Carcinoma; Single centre experience and review of the literature
    B Kanagaratnam, A Shah and G Anand
    Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice
    Published online Volume 15, Issue 2, June 2016 pages 189-195
  5. 11. Superior vena cava stent migration into the pulmonary artery causing fatal pulmonary infarction
    G Anand, C Lewanski, S Cowman and J Jackson
    Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology February 2010

Professional memberships

Royal College of Radiologists