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Professor Sam Behjati

Honorary consultant paediatric oncologist

I am an honorary consultant paediatric oncologist at CUH, appointed in 2019, combining clinical work with research based at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.
Professor Sam Behjati

In God we trust. All others must bring data.

W. Edwards Deming

My current role

I look after children with solid tumours (outside the brain).

In addition to my clinical work, I lead a research effort into the origins of childhood cancer at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

I am Clinical Professor of Paediatric Oncology in the University Department of Paediatrics and Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Previous history

Originally from Germany, I read medicine at Oxford and trained in paediatrics (with subspecialty training in oncology) in London and Cambridge. At the same time I have pursued an academic career and have built a major research effort into the origins of childhood cancer.

Membership and accreditations

  • BMBCh (Oxon)
  • MA (Oxon)
  • PhD (Cantab)

Personal interests

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and any form of exercise.