Consultant Profile

Dr Rachel Oeppen

Dr Rachel Oeppen 
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Radiology
    • Breast imaging
Special clinical interests:
  • Benign breast problems
  • Breast cancer screening, diagnosis, staging and follow up
  • Breast MRI
  • Head and neck and soft tissue ultrasound
Current NHS and /or university posts:
  • Consultant Clinical Radiologist, University Hospital Southampton
  • Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Southampton University
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • GMC (General Medical Council)
  • RCR (Royal College of Radiologists)
  • BSBR (British Society of Breast Radiologists)
  • BSHNI (British Society of Head and Neck Imaging)
Contact Details 
Private secretary telephone number:
023 8076 4364
Private secretary fax:
023 8070 4804
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Rachel Oeppen studied medicine at Bristol University and gained experience in hospital paediatrics and MRCP prior to radiology training on the Wessex scheme based in Southampton. A four month fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston was supported by the prestigious Constance Thornton Fellowship awarded by the Royal College of Radiologists.

Rachel's NHS practice includes clinical breast services (mammography, ultrasound, tissue biopsy and MRI), general and head and neck ultrasound and oncological CT. She is the Lead Radiologist for Southampton Medical School and maintains a keen interest in postgraduate radiology education and assessment at local, regional and college level. She has published on a variety of radiology and other topics.

Personal profile:

Rachel is married with three daughters. Her interests include classical music and playing the piano, reading, cooking and fine wine.

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Dr Rachel Oeppen

Dr Rachel Oeppen

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