Advanced Oncotherapy appoints Nick Plowman to board
Dr. Plowman is the UK's senior radiotherapist. Qualified through Cambridge (double first: medical sciences and natural sciences), he was appointed as consultant to St Bartholomew's Hospital and GOSH, London in 1982.
Dr. Plowman is currently senior physician to both these hospitals. During these 35 years Dr Plowman has pioneered most of the new technologies in the field of Clinical Radiotherapy.
Dr. Plowman has the longest and widest experience in radiosurgery (Gamma Knife and Cyberknife) of the brain, followed by spine, and then radiosurgery of the body, and is the Medical Director of the Cyberknife Centre, London.
Early in his career, and with his team at Barts, he introduced lens sparing ocular radiotherapy, the most precise radiation therapy method of its era, the blueprints for which were requested by and given to hospitals in Stanfsord, California, and Tokyo.
Dr. Plowman's team were the first in the UK to publish research on Tomotherapy/IMRT when this new technology became available in the UK at the Cromwell Hospital.
He has published widely with over 350 research publications and edited textbooks including one on the complications of cancer management.
Dr. Plowman developed an eager early interest in new proton beam technology, as the advantages for this therapy in clinical practice are significant. He became Chairman of the AVO Medical Advisory Board in October 2013. ■
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