Northwood consultant, Dr Vicky Goh, has won a prestigious award which has crowned her as Europe’s most influential researcher.
Dr Goh, an honorary radiologist consultant at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, won the award at the 2019 EuroMinnies competition.
The competition is organised and run by AuntMinnieEurope, a Europe-wide online hub for radiologists and related professionals with more than 29,000 members.
Dr Goh, who is chair of Clinical Cancer Imaging at King’s College London as well as honorary consultant at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, said that she wants to make a difference to cancer patients.
She told AuntminnieEurope.com: “I went into research primarily to improve my understanding of underlying disease processes in cancer.
“I wanted to make a difference to the care of patients. Cancer remains a global killer and imaging plays such a key role in the patient pathway. The end goal of being able to contribute, even in a small way, to improve patient experience and patient outcome is what motivates me and when things don’t go to plan.”
Prof Goh, humbled in her award, but emphasised the team effort that goes into research, stressing her gratitude to her colleagues and those she has worked with.
She said: “Effective research can only come about through the efforts of many individuals.”