Dr Valmai Cook

Consultant Radiologist


"I have worked at St Anthony’s Hospital for 27 years. I have been proud to work in such a supportive environment with a group of staff and colleagues that are dedicated to providing excellent care for their patients."

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I have been a consultant radiologist for 27 years. I initially trained in Paediatrics and I have a special interest in Paediatric Radiology. During my career I have always ensured that children receive the lowest radiation dose needed to produce a diagnostic image. I have undertaken research and contributed to guidelines on radiation protection in children.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Valmai Cook at Spire include:

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Clinical interests

Paediatric radiology

Nuclear medicine

Qualification and professional memberships

MB BCh / Welsh National School of Medicine Cardiff / 1980
This is the degree bestowed on graduates after passing their final medical school examinations

MRCP / Membership of the Royal College of Physicians / 1983
The qualification obtained after successfully passing the Royal College examinations

FRCR / Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists / 1985
The qualification obtained after successfully passing the Royal College examinations

Professional memberships

Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Member of the British Institute of Radiology

Member of the British Society of Paediatric Radiologists

Member of the European Society of Paediatric Radiologists

Member of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine

Research and publications

Clark’s Positioning in Radiography, 13th edition, CRC Press, published 15/09/2015

This is the preeminent textbook in Radiography in the UK. It was first published in 1939. I was the main author of the paediatric chapter for the 12th and current 13th editions.

It has been translated into several languages and it is sold worldwide.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Radiologist at Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children and St Helier Hospital, Epsom and S Helier University NHS Trust

Personal profile

In my free time I enjoy theatre, travel, tennis and spending time with my family, including my two granddaughters.