Dr Ioanna Nixon

Dr Ioanna Nixon

Consultant Clinical Oncologist Head and Neck/Sarcoma

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Ioanna Nixon at Spire include:

Other treatments

Head and neck oncology

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Clinical Oncologist specialising in the treatment of Head and Neck cancers, base of skull tumours and soft tissue and bone sarcomas. I have been a Consultant Oncologist at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh since 2013. Prior to this appointment I worked as a senior researcher at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, doing a three year fellowship in complex radiotherapy techniques, including stereotactic radiotherapy, IMRT-IGRT for brain, lung tumours and soft tissue sarcomas.

I have a particular focus on the management of patients requiring complex radiotherapy, conformal high precision radiotherapy for head and neck tumours and adults with soft tissue and bone tumours. I also specialise in combined chemoradaiation treatment for Head and Neck tumours, as well as targeted therapies and immunotherapy treatment for Head and Neck cancers.

I have published in the area of conformal radiation techniques and is actively involved in clinical research in Head and Neck Cancers and Sarcomas.

I have been rewarded with a PhD in Radiotherapy in 2013.

I am a member of National and International societies including the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer, British Head and Neck Group and is national sarcoma Lead for Scotland.

Clinical Interests

Head and neck oncology

I specialise in the treatment of Head and Neck Cancers, Base of Skull tumours and Soft Tissue and Bone sarcomas.

Private contact details

Telephone 0131 316 2530
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Medical Protection Society
Royal College of Radiology (RCR)
Hellenic Society of Clinical Oncology

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Clinical Oncologist Head and Neck/Sarcoma
Clinical Lead for Head and Neck in Edinburgh Cancer Centre
Radiotherapy Lead for Sarcomas n Edinburgh Cancer Centre
Deputy National Sarcoma Lead for Scotland

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Personal Profile

I am currently pursuing an MPH in Epidemiology as distant learning programme with the University of Liverpool. In my free time I spend quality time with my family and organise outdoor activities with my son. 

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