Second Oncologist Joins BHB

Bermuda Hospitals Board today announces the appointment of Dr Christopher Fosker, who is joining BHB’s Oncology department. Dr Fosker is qualified to treat cancer patients with radiation therapy, chemotherapy and molecular therapy and will work closely with Bermuda Cancer and Health when they start to offer radiation treatment on-island.

Prior to this appointment Dr Fosker had been working at St James’s Institute of Oncology in Leeds since 2008. The institute is Europe’s largest purpose built cancer centre and specialises in all areas of oncology.

Dr Weitekamp, Chief of Staff, comments: “We are very pleased to welcome Dr Fosker to BHB, and we are especially pleased that he will be able to assist Bermuda Cancer and Health once radiation therapy is available in Bermuda. Being able to stay on island for comprehensive cancer treatment will enable people to go through their therapies with all the comfort and support of home. Dr Fosker come with excellent experience and qualifications and we are thrilled that he will be able to support an improved cancer service in Bermuda going forward.”

Dr. Fosker has completed a Fellowship at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto and has published research in a number of clinical areas as well as in medical education and service development. Aside from his clinical work he has held other positions of responsibility, including working for the Macmillan Cancer Charity as a policy adviser, and for NHS England as a clinical advisor. He is the recipient of a number of awards including the ‘RS Bush Award’ for academic excellence from Princess Margaret Hospital in 2012, and the ‘Healthcare team of the year award’ from the Yorkshire Post Health Awards 2014 as part of the Leeds’ Head and Neck Cancer team.

Dr. Fosker received a Bachelor of Science in Genetics from the University of Leeds. He graduated from Leeds Medical School in 2003. He went on to study internal Medicine and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2006 before embarking on his training in clinical oncology. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2011. After his fellowship at Princess Margaret Hospital he returned to Leeds to complete his training and has been working as a consultant since 2013.

Dr. Fosker joins his Bermudian wife and two young children in Bermuda.

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