Dr David Thomson

Clinical oncology

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About me

Dr Thomson qualified from Oxford University Medical School in 2004, where he was awarded the Greenhill Exhibition in Medicine (Trinity College, Oxford) and achieved a First Class honours degree (2001). He completed core medical training in Oxford and Manchester in 2009 and was then appointed Academic Clinical Fellow/Specialty Registrar in Clinical Oncology in the North West of England (2009-2015). He is now Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at The Christie in Manchester.

During a two year Doctor of Medicine (MD) research degree at the University of Manchester (2013-2015), he gained excellent clinical and research experience in technical head and neck radiotherapy and proton beam therapy. He was awarded the RCR Cyclotron Trust Fellowship for experience in proton beam therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital (April 2013); and The Bernstein Family Bursary to support clinical research in proton beam therapy at the University of Pennsylvania (April-June 2014).

Dr Thomson is actively involved in medical education and a Clinical and Educational Supervisor. He achieved a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education with Distinction (Edge Hill University, 2015).

Areas of interest

Dr Thomson has specialist interest in the management of head and neck cancer, is member of the Radiotherapy Related Research group at The Christie, research lead for the Manchester Cancer Head and Neck Pathway Board, member of the National NCRI Clinical Studies Group and Deputy Chief Investigator for the UK phase III head and neck NIMRAD trial.

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