Mr Robert P Woolas
MBBS, MD, FRCS, FRCOG
Having trained in London, Sheffield, Western Australia and academically at Duke University USA, I founded the department of gynaecological oncology in Portsmouth. After establishing a subspecialty training programme, I convened a multidisciplinary team and subsequently facilitated the introduction of laparoscopic surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy in our theatres.
I have written over 50 original publications concerning a broad spectrum of topics in oncology, in approximately half, I am the first or senior author. In addition, I have written five book chapters and two review articles and have also contributed educational material to The Royal Collge of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and have spoken internationally.
I teach at University College London and attend outcomes committee meetings for the United Kingdom Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS) and am also a member of the trial management committee (2002-date).
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Robert P Woolas at Spire include:
Screening and risk reduction for gynaecological cancers.
Spire Portsmouth Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MB BS / London University / 1983
Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery
MD / University of London / 1995
Higher Medical Degree
I wrote a thesis on screening for Ovarian Cancer which has subsequently become my lifetime interest.
FRCS (general surgery) / Edinburgh and Glasgow / 1987
General Surgical Fellowship
FRCOG / Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology / 1991
Fellowship of the College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Director (2002-2019) Central South Coast Gynaecological Oncology Training Programme
British Gynaecological Oncology Society Council Member (1997-2002)
Member Trial Management Committee United Kingdom Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (2002-to date)
Cancer screening. Reduction of surgical morbidity.
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.
Honorary - St Richards Hospital, Chichester.
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London.