Dr Penny Kechagioglou is the Chief Medical Officer at GenesisCare UK and joined the company in February 2018. She is responsible for providing clinical leadership to the UKLT, driving innovation and research with the support of the clinical leaders forum and the clinical reference groups. In collaboration with the UKLT, she leads the GenesisCare UK quality framework to ensure compliance and a culture of continuous quality improvement.
Dr Kechagioglou has an active public and private practice as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist, with a specialist interest in breast cancer, acute oncology and clinical innovations. She has served as Clinical Governance Lead in the NHS, Vice Chair and member of NHS Research Ethics Committees and as member of the NICE Health Technology Assessment Committee. She is also a Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission and the Healthcare Ombudsman, and has served as Senior Clinical Lecturer in England and Scotland, as well as being an academic mentor, an undergraduate and postgraduate educator.
Dr Kechagioglou has been awarded an MSc in Public Health/Health Management from the University of London and an MBA from Bradford University. She is currently working toward a Doctorate in Business Administration at Warwick Business School, researching the optimal innovation adoption and diffusion model in the healthcare sector, by studying and comparing innovation processes in the public and private healthcare organizations.