King Edward VII’s Hospital appoints clinical director

Professor Christina Fotopoulou, clinical director of women's health, King Edward VII's Hospital

Independent charitable hospital King Edward VII’s has appointed Professor Christina Fotopoulou as clinical director of women’s health.

Fotopoulou will be responsible for overseeing women’s health, providing leadership and ensuring effective clinical governance across all aspects of the development and performance of the service.

The women’s health service incorporates specialist centres for gynaecology, with a focus on diagnostics, gynaecological oncology and the treatment of severe endometriosis, breast health, reconstructive and oncoplastic breast surgery, and fertility.

Fotopoulou is a consultant gynaecological oncologist at Imperial College London Hammersmith Hospital, where she has worked for almost eight years. She is also a principal investigator of the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre, UK and holds a chair at the Charité University of Berlin.

She said: ‘I’m honoured to take up this position, aimed at driving forward the already excellent women’s health service provision at the hospital. Women’s health is complex and encompasses many different service areas, but by building a truly collaborative model we can ensure that all patients receive the personalised, holistic treatment that delivers the best outcomes for them.’

Lindsey Condron, chief executive at King Edward VII’s Hospital, added: ‘Christina’s appointment will help bring together all of our highly advanced women’s services, led by some of the most established consultants from all around the world and allowing us to develop further as a centre of surgical and clinical excellence in women’s health.

‘We’ve long been committed to women’s health as a practice area, and as a hospital we pride ourselves on our agility and ability to adapt. We’re confident that under Christina’s directorship the service will flourish, providing the highest quality services that our patients need.’