I am a consultant paediatric oncologist and palliative care liaison.
Dr Gemma Barnard
Affiliated Assistant Professor at the University of Cambridge, MD, MSt Medical Education, FAAP, FRCPCH
Consultant paediatric oncologist
Paediatric haematology and oncology
Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
My current role
I am a consultant in the department of paediatric oncology, haematology and palliative care, looking after children with a broad range of cancers. Within oncology, I have a special interest in teenage / young adult cancer care (including transition) and bone marrow transplant / CAR-T therapy.
Additionally, I am the palliative care liaison for the paediatric haematology / oncology department and have input into the development of a regional paediatric palliative care service.
I hold a master's qualification in medical education from Cambridge and teach both professionalism and clinical communication skills for the University of Cambridge.
I went to medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX and completed a paediatric residency programme at University of Texas Dell Medical School in 2015. Since moving to CUH in 2016, I have undertaken postgraduate fellowship training in TYA haematology / oncology and bone marrow transplant prior to joining as a substantive consultant in February 2021.
Membership and accreditations
Member of CCLG, SIOP, and EBMT
Fellow of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics
Certification by European Bone Marrow Transplant society
When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time outside with my two daughters, exercising and travelling. I am a volunteer with the Cambridge Global Health Project and participate in ongoing collaborative projects with the Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala.