Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Postgraduate



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I was awarded my MB BCh by Cardiff University. During my time at Cardiff, I was involved in Molecular Biology, Oncology and Genetics research. I was awarded a Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation Scholarship under Professor Lesley Jones investigating "the Phosphorylation and Subcellular Localization of Huntingtin"  and an Essay Award by the British Association of Urological Surgeons on the "Investigation and Management of Haematuria".

During my oncology rotation, I completed a project looking at Endometrial Carcinoma under Dr Louise Harris at Velindre Hospital. I also took a student selected module under Professor Raymond Waters in Cardiff University looking at "The Role of Histone H3 Deacetylation in DNA Repair".

After graduating, I joined South Thames Foundation School where I completed my Foundation training at King's College Hospital in London and St. Richard's Hospital in Chichester.

I took a year out after and joined Imperial College as a Clinical Research Fellow in Urology and Prostate Cancer under the supervision of Dr Claire Fletcher (lead), Professor Hashim Ahmed and Professor Charlotte Bevan.

While my primary interest is in surgical oncology, I maintain a broad range of clinical skills by taking locum posts in Accident and Emergency, Internal Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery and General Surgery at Bart's Healthcare NHS Trust, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and King's College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.



Whitaker H, Tam J, 2020, Prostate Cancer Biology & Genomics, Translational Andrology and Urology, ISSN:2223-4691

Khoo C, Miah S, Connor M, et al., 2020, A systematic review of salvage focal therapies for localised non-metastatic radiorecurrent prostate cancer, Translational Andrology and Urology, Vol:9, ISSN:2223-4691, Pages:S489-S499

Tam JO, Ahmed HU, 2020, Targeted and systematic biopsy for the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer — A case for lesion targeted-only biopsies, Clinical Oncology, Vol:32, ISSN:0936-6555, Pages:136-143

Ahluwalia R, Vainieri E, Tam J, et al., 2019, Surgical diabetic foot debridement: improving training and practice utilizing the traffic light principle, International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds, Vol:18, ISSN:1534-7346, Pages:279-286

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