Dr Shivan Sivakumar

Medical oncologist in
Oxford

MRCP PhD

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Professional statement

Dr Shivan Sivakumar is a senior medical oncologist at Genesis Care and Churchill Hospital, in Oxford. His areas of expertise include pancreatic cancer, liver cancer and cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer), as well as treatments such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy. He is extremely passionate about finding new solutions for stubborn diseases and has led numerous clinical trials and investigative studies.

Throughout his career, Dr Sivakumar has developed a reputation for both the quality of his care and the speed with which he attends to patients. He tailors his care to the individual needs of his patients, offering home treatments such as chemotherapy. 

He is an honorary consultant in medical oncology at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a clinical career development fellow in medical oncology at the University of Oxford. Additionally, he is a pancreatic cancer lead for Sichuan University (West China Hospital)-Oxford University Gastrointestinal Cancer Centre, an international partnership created with the purpose of sharing ideas, resources and research findings across two continents, in order to improve cancer treatment in both regions. 

Dr Sivakumar has been educated to the highest standards, he achieved his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from Queen Mary University of London and went on to gain membership of the Royal College of Surgeons. In 2014 he was awarded a PhD by the University of Cambridge for his groundbreaking work in the field of biochemistry. He also completed post-doctoral studies in immunology and training in early phase clinical trials at the University of Oxford.

Despite his impressive educational background, Dr Sivakumar continues to conduct research, the findings of which have been published in countless peer-reviewed journals. In 2020 he was awarded the "Future of Research" award by the National Cancer Research Institute.

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30/03/2022

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Dr Shivan Sivakumar was great. We sought private advice as we were told my mother had no other options left. Dr Sivakumar has given us other options that we could explore.

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18/03/2022

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I received excellent treatment from Dr Sivakumar from October 2020 to beginning of January 2022. He was always direct and friendly and professional in his discussions with me even when difficult subjects like life expectancy needed discussion. He was always encouraging.

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16/03/2022

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Verified Patient
09/11/2021

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Dr Sivakumar is a trail blazer. Where other oncologists may have given up, Dr Sivakumar perseveres! I couldn't have wished for a better consultant and owe my life to his tenacity, his innovative approach and him going the extra ten miles, not just the one


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