Dr Ruchi Sinnatamby
Consultant Radiologist and Clinical SubDean, CUH



I have been a Consultant Radiologist in the Cambridge Breast Unit since October 1999, having graduated with distinctions from Cambridge University in 1988.

I have a strong commitment to and involvement in medical education. I am Clinical Sub Dean for Cambridge University Hospital with responsibility for all medical student teaching across the Trust. I am also Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Fellow & Director of Studies in Clinical Medicine at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In the Breast Unit, I supervise the training of junior radiologists and those specialising in breast imaging.

Since 2000, I have developed & run a very successful & nationally competed fellowship in breast imaging for senior trainees. This has enabled 12 trainees to take up Consultant posts, many leading UK screening programs. I have also developed annual training placements in breast imaging in Cambridge for recipients of prestigious European School of Radiology Scholarships. Hence, patients attending the Unit may encounter highly motivated senior specialist trainees from a range of European countries working under close Consultant supervision.

On a national level, I am training & education lead for the executive committee of the British Society of Breast Radiology.  I advise on and write national curricula and guidelines on all aspects of breast imaging. We also provide advice on breast imaging (screening and symptomatic) to the Royal College of Radiologists, Department of Health and the national screening advisory group and organise annual scientific and educational meetings. I am also an examiner for the Royal College of Radiologists final FRCR exam and member of the Fellowship Exam Board. I run regional courses for Consultants to develop and teach communication skills and am a regular invited speaker at national & international meetings.

My research activity is clinically orientated & addresses practical issues to inform and improve clinical service. Much of it has focussed on collaboration with Oncology colleagues developing methods to improve targeting of breast radiotherapy.