Prof. Somnath Mukherjee

Professor Somnath Mukherjee

Professor Somnath Mukherjee
MD, MRCP, FRCR, FRCP, Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Languages spoken


Expert in

Stereotactic Radiotherapy, MRI guided radiotherapy (MR Linac), chemoradiotherapy for gastro-esophageal, pancreatic cancer, rectal cancer.  



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Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes

Consultant Clinical Oncologist with a special interest in radiation including Stereotactic Radiotherapy and MRI guided radiotherapy (MR Linac) and chemoradiotherapy for gastro-esophageal, pancreatic cancer and rectal cancer. 

Consultant oncologist since 2004, Professor Mukherjee has worked at Cardiff and Northampton before moving to Oxford. He leads the upper GI and pancreatic radiation services at Oxford University Hospital, prior to which he led the pancreas services in Cardiff and upper GI service in Northampton. His expertise includes complex radiotherapy (including stereotactic radiotherapy and MR guided radiotherapy) in upper gastro-intestinal, pancreatic and rectal cancers.

Prof Mukherjee is well known for his research contribution in oesophageal and pancreatic cancer radiotherapy. He has led several large multi-centre trials in pancreatic cancer which has helped develop radiotherapy as a treatment option for pancreatic cancer in the UK. He has been actively involved in the NHS England commissioning of Stereotactic RT for pancreatic cancer. He has also led and has been involved in set up and delivery of several trials in oesophageal cancer chemoradiotherapy. He is a member of the National Cancer Research Institute NCRI oesophageal and pancreatic subgroups, has been member of the NICE committee for Pancreatic Cancer guideline committee and quality standard committee, and a contributor to the American ASCO locally advanced pancreatic cancer guidelines and the European pancreatic cancer radiotherapy guidelines. He was awarded Associate Professorship of Oxford University in July 2016.

Career positions

Current position(s)
  • Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Oxford University Hospital
Year qualified
  • 2004