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Dr Gemma Barnard

Consultant paediatric oncologist

I am a consultant paediatric oncologist and palliative care liaison.
Dr Gemma Barnard. She has long brown hair and is wearing a patterned burgundy top.

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.

Previous history

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

Personal interests

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.

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