Martin Widschwendter is Professor in Women’s Cancer, Head of the Department of Women’s Cancer, University College London (UCL), and a Consultant Gynaecological Oncology Surgeon at University College London Hospital (UCLH).
In 2001, having completed his training in Gynaecology and Obstetrics in Austria, Martin worked at the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Los Angeles (USA) and spent three years as the lead clinician and surgeon of a large breast cancer centre before embarking on a career at UCL/UCLH from 2005 where he undertook sub-speciality training in gynaecological oncology. As the Head of Department of Women’s Cancer within the Institute for Women’s Health at UCL, he established a research group focusing on the role of early detection, risk prediction and prevention of breast and gynaecological cancers within three major research programmes (EpiFemCare, FORECEE, BRCA PROTECT and BRCA PREVENT).
Martin is an author on more than 163 papers in high impact journals, has contributed to numerous text books and secured more than £16M of grant income in the last ten years. His work has been quoted around 11,500 times and his current H-Index is 52. He has also lectured widely on his research and clinical experience in the UK and abroad.
With respect to his clinical work as a Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Martin’s particular interest is in complex radical laparoscopic and open surgery.