Consultant Clinical Oncologist


GMC number: 
  • Paediatric radiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy for haematological malignancies
  • Hepato-pancreato-biliary cancers

Dr TV Ajithkumar is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He qualified in medicine from Trivandrum Medical College, India, and completed MD from Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum, India. He undertook a research fellowship in the Royal Marsden Hospital, London followed by speciality training in Clinical Oncology in the Eastern Deanery before becoming a Consultant Clinical Oncologist Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre in 2006. He moved back to East Anglia in 2009 as a Consultant in Clinical Oncology at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals and subsequently to Cambridge in 2014.

His research interest is to optimize the combination of radiotherapy with novel agents in paediatric brain tumours and hepato-pancreatico-biliary tumours to improve clinical outcomes.

Dr Ajithkumar is the Chair of the European Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE) Brain Tumour Radiotherapy group. He is the principal investigator for the international Pediatric Normal Tissue Effects in the Clinic (PENTEC) Re-irradiation working group. He is also the radiotherapy lead for the CCLG CNS GCT subgroup and the radiotherapy research lead for the Cancer Research Network: Eastern.

He is the lead editor of three oncology text books: Specialist training in Oncology (Elsevier), Oxford Desk Reference in Oncology, and Oxford Case histories in Oncology.