We are thrilled to share the news that Dr Raji Ganesan, Consultant Pathologist at our Women’s Hospital since 2002, has been awarded the title of Honorary Professor, Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences from University of Birmingham.
Honorary Professor is awarded to individuals whom the university wish to appoint, honour, and to work with. It is awarded by the Vice-Chancellor on recommendation by university academic head and approval by a board.
Reflecting on the award, Raji said: “I consider conferral of Honorary Professorship in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Studies as a great honour and recognition of my work by my peers and academics.”
Raji completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degree in India and did her specialist training in London and the West Midlands. She specialises in gynaecological cancers and has a successful collaborative research profile, driving her own projects as well as collaborating with colleagues nationally and internationally.
She is widely consulted by pathologists in the UK and from abroad for diagnostic opinion on gynaecological specimens. She is a collaborator on several clinical trials.
Her national status is attested by roles including President of the British Association of Gynaecological Pathologists and National Gynaecological Pathology EQA organiser. Her international contributions include invitations to lecture and run courses in Europe and Asia as well as contributions to the fourth and fifth editions of the World Health Organisation book on tumours of the female genital tract.
Her involvement in postgraduate education involves formal teaching and training, mentoring and career development, assessment, and curriculum development. Positions of responsibility in this field include current co-chair of the ISGyP (International Society of Gynaecological Pathologists) educational committee, past Training Programme Director for the former West Midlands Deanery and Director of Birmingham Pathology Training Centre.